Coastal Fertility Specialists has proudly partnered with Donor Egg Bank USA to offer frozen donor egg bank services in our Carolina locations.
Donor Egg Bank USA is the nation’s only frozen donor egg program to be developed through a collaboration of more than 100 reproductive specialists throughout the United States. Donor Egg Bank USA was created to assist fertility patients in their dream of having a baby with the added convenience of a quicker, more affordable treatment process.
Using frozen donor eggs allows women who cannot produce their own viable eggs the opportunity to carry and deliver a child. During the process, donor eggs are retrieved from a donor, frozen, and banked. Frozen donor eggs are then fertilized with a partner’s or donor’s sperm, and then implanted into the womb of the waiting mother-to-be.
In the past, traditional egg donor methods required first synchronizing the donor’s and recipient’s menstrual cycles, and then retrieving eggs and transferring fertilized embryos. The necessity for synchronization results in significant time delays and uncertainties.
An innovative fast-freezing technology called vitrification has transformed fertility treatment capabilities, making the viability of frozen eggs similar to that of fresh eggs. Today, eggs can be collected, frozen, and banked, making them immediately available to recipients who select them from a donor database.
“Donor Egg Bank USA offers patients the same baby delivery success rates as most traditional (fresh) donor egg programs, but the process is more affordable and much quicker,” says Heidi Hayes, CEO of Donor Egg Bank USA. “We work with some of the most well-recognized physicians and centers in the fertility field, and are thrilled to partner with Dr. John Schnorr, Dr. Michael Slowey and Dr. Heather Cook at Coastal Fertility Specialists.”