I’m new to this whole process. How does it work?

The process is easy!

First, register to access our donor database. Also, contact us so that you can be assigned a dedicated coordinator who will be ready to support you and explain the process step-by-step. Upon verification that you are a patient at an affiliate IVF clinic partner*, she’ll let you know how many donor egg cohorts are available for the donor(s) you are interested in, provide any other details on the donor that may be available, and help you reserve a donor egg cohort once you’re ready to move forward.

We can ship donor eggs to your clinic immediately as long as 1) your clinic is an affiliate IVF clinic partner, 2) your clinic authorizes your purchase and shipment, and 3) you complete our simple paperwork and payment process.

Our goal is to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

*If your clinic isn’t listed as an IVF clinic partner, don’t worry: just let us know so that we can initiate the partnership process with your clinic.

How can I secure an egg donor?

Please contact us as soon as you see a donor that you’re interested in – we reserve cohorts on a first-come, first-served basis. Our database constantly changes and we’ve often encountered disappointed recipients who contacted us only after realizing the donor they were interested in is no longer listed in our database. Once you’ve initiated contact and we’ve confirmed you’re a patient at an IVF clinic partner, your dedicated coordinator will walk you through the steps to secure a donor. This consists of completing simple paperwork, having your clinic authorize the purchase and shipment, and remitting payment to Fairfax EggBank for the donor egg cohort.

How long does the process take once I choose a donor?

As long as you are a patient at an IVF clinic partner, the clinic authorizes you to receive donor eggs, and you complete the paperwork and payment, the process can take just a few days. Variables that can affect the length of time include responsiveness of the recipient and clinic, any testing the recipient and partner need to complete, and the clinic’s availability to receive the donor eggs. We will work with you with the best of our ability to meet your anticipated timeline for transfer.

How many donor eggs will I receive?

You will purchase a cohort of donor eggs. Each cohort has a minimum of 6 mature, vitrified eggs for your use. Most cohorts range between 6-8 eggs each.

How do you ship the donor eggs?

We will ship the donor eggs overnight to your clinic, once we have explicit confirmation from the clinic’s embryology laboratory that they are available to receive the eggs. We typically ship out early in the week to avoid the risk of shipping delays over the weekend.

Where does my treatment cycle and embryo transfer take place?

Fairfax EggBank works with over 275 IVF clinic partners across the United States, Canada, and Brazil. These clinics have been specially trained in our proprietary lab techniques to achieve optimal success. Fairfax EggBank will ship eggs to any of these clinics or your own; the choice of which one is entirely up to you. Simply contact your clinic and let them know you are interested in proceeding with a frozen donor egg cycle using eggs from the Fairfax EggBank; we’ll take care of the rest.

What if I like a donor but I’m not ready to undergo a transfer within the next few weeks?

You still have the option to purchase a donor egg cohort via the Oocyte Storage Agreement, as long as you are a patient at an IVF clinic partner and they allow you to purchase the cohort. By executing the Oocyte Storage Agreement, you’ll be able to purchase the egg donor cohort but keep it in storage at Fairfax EggBank until you and your clinic are ready to have it shipped. Please contact us for further details.

What can I expect once I’ve chosen a clinic?

While the process can differ from clinic to clinic, typically you will need a consultation with a physician and complete diagnostic testing before treatment can begin. In most cases, this takes just a few weeks to complete. Once treatment is ready to commence, medications will be given to prepare your body for the embryo transfer. Medication and treatment protocols will vary; however in a typical frozen donor egg cycle, the duration from when the recipient begins medication to prepare her uterus until the day the embryo transfer takes place is about a month.