Egg Donation Cost Include Donor, Medical and Agency Fees
Egg Donation Fee Breakdown
The fee paid to the egg donor agency per cycle usually ranges between $4,000 and $8,000.
This does not include the cost associated with psychological and clinical pre-testing, fertility drugs, and donor insurance, which commonly range between $3,000 and $6,000.
The medical service costs of the IVF treatment cycle ranges between $8,000 and $14,000.
The donor stipend can range from $4,000 to as high $50,000 depending upon the exotic requirements of the recipient couple as well as supply and demand. Most patients do not subscribe to these exorbitant fees commanded by some donors and agencies and will usually seek a different donor.
Thus the total out of pocket expenses for an egg donor cycle in the United States can range between $15,000 and $78,000, putting egg donation outside the financial capability of most couples needing this service.
The typical cost is in the range of $30,000 per cycle.
Making ovum donation more affordable.
The growing gap between need and affordability has spawned a number of creative ways to try and make IVF with ovum donation more affordable. Here are a few examples:
“Egg Donor Sharing”, where one comprehensive fee is shared between two recipients. The down side is fewer available embryos for transfer as well as cryopreservation.
Financial risk sharing or “Outcome Based Plan” (OBP) which most recipient couples favor greatly. The OBP refunds up to 50% of set medical service fees to qualifying IVF candidates who do not achieve a live birth after all embryos from a single egg retrieval have been transferred, fresh or frozen cycles. It is designed to spread the risk between the providers, and those women who conceive on the first attempt, so that women who need more than one try can afford to do so, and couples who do not conceive can choose and afford adoption or any other option. There are important inclusion/exclusion criteria. Please discuss this plan with our financial advisors.
Frozen Egg Banking is becoming more mainstream since being declared non-experimental in 2013. Frozen eggs will be a dominant method of egg donation in the near future.