IVF with Egg Donation


It is a great boon when fertility treatment is carried out using IVF and egg donation, which is a big step for anyone wanting to become a parent. If you undergoing the process you need to know what your chances are for success as it makes it less intimidating and giving you more reason to hope. There are a number of couples who first try IVF together with non-donor eggs depending on the age of the woman. This procedure can be very successful.

Success Rates

In general, the highest success rate with IVF comes from the use of fresh embryos from donor eggs. This coincides, with IVF transfers resulting in live births in women of all ages are:

  • Fresh embryos from donor eggs – 54.9%
  • Thawed embryos from donor eggs – 35.7%


In comparison, fertility treatment using fresh embryos from non-donor eggs had a maximum success rate of 46.3% related with transfers resulting in live births, but this applies only to women in the age group who is younger than 35yrs and for older women, the success rate drops right down to 6.5% in women in the age group 42 years.

Reasons to Use IVF and Egg Donation

There are multiple reasons why a person should choose donor eggs over their own. Considering normal circumstances, you tend to lose your fertility potential over the years, although there is data which shows that after the age of 37 this process accelerates. When a women reaches the age of 40 yrs the fertility potential is only around 5%. This is when it is best to choose and egg donor which gives hope to women who have tried numerous times to conceive and have now reached the point that their eggs may no longer be viable.

There are other reasons for not using your own eggs includes the prevalence of genetic diseases in your family. Certain factors like premature ovarian failure or the absence of viable ovaries or simply being unable to produce enough eggs to fall pregnant.

The Process for IVF Using Donor Eggs

Once you have made a decision to use donor eggs the first step is to choose  your donor. The team at the clinic will help you find a suitable match. Your menstrual cycle is well adjusted with that of the anonymous donor, who receives the treatment of IVF stimulation until the eggs are ready to be retrieved. In the meantime, your fertility doctor will help to prepare you to receive the embryo and the doctor would prescribe a hormone replacement therapy to carry out the pregnancy. Once the eggs are combined with the sperm from your partner or the sperm donor and embryo is formed and then transferred in the same way as IVF with the non- donor eggs.

Pros and Cons of IVF with Donor Eggs

On an average women prefer to try fertility treatment using their own eggs first, because they want their child to be a product of their own body. The main advantage of using donor eggs is that it is not relevant, however when compared with other options of adopting or remaining childless, rather than being a barren couple, egg donation has raised the hope of couples and the success. Concluding that with the high success rates of live births from the use of the procedure IVF, using donor eggs becomes certain and cost effective for particularly older women.
Our clinic is the right place and you choose well if you are thinking of trying IVF with donor eggs, feel free to come and chat with us about it.