Success Rates of IVF with Donor Eggs
Every year, egg donation helps a growing number of individuals and couples realize their dreams of family. Here, at Santa Monica Fertility, we are proud of our success rates of IVF with donor eggs. We report birth rates from donor eggs that rank consistently among the highest in the nation. Whether you are hoping for a first child or wishing to increase the size of your family with a sibling, Santa Monica Fertility is committed to optimizing the possibility of a great outcome by offering personalized, compassionate care throughout every step of the process of IVF with door eggs.
What Is the Success Rate of IVF with Donor Eggs?
At Santa Monica Fertility, the overall success rate of live births resulting from egg donor cycle is 65%. This impressive statistic is the same for batches of shared donor eggs and non-shared batches. And thanks to our advanced vitrification technique that enhances the preservation of eggs, our live birth rate for frozen donor eggs is similar to that of fresh donor eggs.
Our excellent donor egg IVF success rates are a result of many factors, beginning with our egg donors’ age and robust physical and mental health. We generally consider women between the ages of 20 and 29 for egg donation, as a woman’s egg reserve diminishes as she ages. Prospective donors are typically young university students or recent graduates in their twenties who have a genuine desire to help others.
All candidates undergo a rigorous screening process which includes:
- Genetic screening to rule out common inheritable disorders
- Reproductive health evaluation including blood tests and ultrasound to ensure sufficient number of egg follicles
- Psychological and legal counseling to ensure donors fully understand the medical process involved and the risks and responsibilities associated with becoming an egg donor
- A medical examination to assess general health
- Tests for STDs and other infectious diseases
Prospective parents can access a complete egg donor profile in order to select a donor with specifics of ethnicity, physical characteristics — like height, skin, hair, and eye color – educational background, and personality traits. We also encourage prospective parents to prioritize their own wellness; epigenetics research has shown that the health and environment of the uterus that will be carrying the baby can also influence the child’s growth and development.
How Do Egg Donation Success Rates Vary by Age?
Birth rates are dependent upon the age of the egg used to create an embryo. As women age, the egg is more prone to make chromosomal errors leading to abnormal embryos and miscarriage. Eggs from women under the age of 30 represent the healthiest eggs and the ones most likely to result in the birth of a healthy infant.
How do shared egg donation success rates compare to other forms of fertility treatment? This option actually has one of the highest success rates for IVF. The following is a quick overview of average live birth rates per cycle:
- 40% for women aged 35-37 using their own eggs
- 20% for women >40 using their own eggs
- 65% for patients using donor eggs at Santa Monica Fertility
So, How Successful is IVF with Donor Eggs?
Our egg donor process is cutting edge and highly successful, offering careful donor selection that safeguards high-quality eggs received from young donors, state-of-the-art fertilization methods that make embryo screening possible, and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGTS or PGT-A) that assures chromosomal normality and sex selection, if required.
Learn More About Using Donor Eggs
As you embark on this leg of your fertility journey with hopes of bringing home a beautiful new family member, there is no doubt you will have questions about the process. Dedicated to the health and well-being of mothers, egg donors, and babies, Santa Monica Fertility’s compassionate professionals are ready with answers. Check out our blog to learn more about egg donation and epigenetics, and – when the time is right for you – call our Egg Donation Coordinator at (310) 566-1470. You can also view profiles of our available egg donors online, if you visit our donor database, Santa Monica Donor Egg Bank. We bring egg donors and parents together to make dreams come true.