Donor Egg

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Our mission at Coastal Fertility Specialists is to provide pregnancy rates in the top 10% of the country in a compassionate and nurturing environment. In the donor egg program we do this through an incredible team of nurses and physicians. The heart of the donor egg program is obtaining the highest quality eggs which is performed through a rigorous egg donor selection and screening process in which only 2% of all screened donors ever undergo egg retrieval! This thorough screening process is combined with individualized patient care, the use of state-of-the-art stimulation protocols with recombinant gonadotropins, a "cutting edge" embryology laboratory and blastocyst transfers.

Drs. Schnorr, Slowey and Cook have developed a "state of the art" laboratory to push pregnancy rates to the next level and it has been successful! The laboratory was developed with the help of Kathy Miller one of the leading embryologists in the nation. Our laboratory team includes Dr. Thomas O'Leary and Delphine Dor. Dr. O'Leary is our onsite Laboratory Director and was trained at Harvard, the Jones Institue and received his Ph.D in Belgium where ICSI was first performed. Our laboratory equipment includes next generation triple gas incubators, isolettes to protect the eggs, sperm and embryos along with microscopes mounted with lasers for specific procedures. 

Coastal Fertility Specialists has chosen and passed the highest standards in laboratory accreditation. We are members of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and are fully accredited as a high complexity laboratory from the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) .

Here, we will give you an overview of Dr. Schnorr and Dr. Slowey's success rate with donor egg treatment since starting their laboratory November 15, 2012. Since pregnancy rates per cycle of treatment vary tremendously from individual to individual, we recommend consultation with a physician at Coastal Fertility Specialists to help you estimate your pregnancy rate per treatment cycle.

Types of Donor Egg Cycles

We offer three different types of donor egg donation:

  1. Single fresh donor egg cycles are where all of the eggs from one donor are given to one recipient. The eggs are fertilized at retrieval and the resultant embryos cultured in the embryology lab with a fresh transfer of typically one or two embryos. 
  2. Split fresh donor egg cycles involve splitting the eggs from one donor to two recipients. The eggs are fertilized at retrieval and the resultant embryos cultured in the embryology lab with a fresh transfer of typically one or two embryos. Costs are shared and therefore split donor egg cycles are less expensive than single donor egg cycles.
  3. Frozen donor egg cycles involve the use of eggs that have already been retrieved and are currently stored and available for transfer. To increase donor selection we are one of the founding partners of Donor Egg Bank USA.

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)

In order to provided the highest level of care for you, we are proud members of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and report our annual pregnancy rates to SART. SART then performs random audits verifying results and publishes the results. Please click here to view our 2014 assisted reprooductive technology success rates. There are many varibles to consider and we are happy to guide you through that discussion during your consult.

As a supplement to the SART website we have posted more recent success rates below which incorporate the changes in our treatment protocols since the last reporting year.

Donor Egg Success Rates, Entire Year 2015

The most recent donor egg pregnancy rates from Dr. Schnorr, Dr. Cook and Dr. Slowey's treatment at Coastal Fertility Specialists can be found in the graph below. The graph displays our patients' clinical pregnancy rate per cycle initiated for all infertility patients undergoing an initiated cycle with embryos created from donor eggs in the year 2015. 

Because of the significant increased risk to mom and baby of a multiple pregnancy we have performed a significant number of elective single embryo transfers (eSET) with cryopreservation of the remaining viable embryos. This has resulted in a low chance of multiple pregnancies. From our point of view we want you to have as many babies as you desire; one at a time...

Total Treated Clin. Preg. eSET One Baby Twins
30 22 19 20 2

The clinical pregnancy rate is defined as the percent of cycles resulting in a pregnancy with fetal cardiac activity within the uterus at 7 weeks (5 weeks after embryo transfer).

A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic.

Dr. Slowey Explains Donor Eggs