New Fertility Treatment Option Available through Exclusive Midwest Partnership

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Fertility Centers of Illinois exclusively partners with Donor Egg Bank USA, now offering patients frozen donor eggs as a faster, more affordable approach to treatment.

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By using frozen eggs, couples can reach a diverse donor database, cut costs, and significantly reduce treatment time.

Fertility Centers of Illinois is the only fertility clinic in the Midwest to offer a new fertility treatment option to couples – frozen donor eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA.

The exclusive partnership between Donor Egg Bank USA and Fertility Centers of Illinois is part of a unique collaboration between more than 100 of the leading fertility specialists in the country.

While frozen sperm has been available for years, the availability of a national pool of frozen donor eggs for in vitro fertilization is a new development.

In the past, working with a (fresh) egg donor was the only option for women who were unable to produce their own viable eggs. This process requires the synchronization of menstrual cycles between donor and the woman who will carry the baby, a process that can take three to 12 months.

Now couples can obtain frozen donor eggs immediately and complete an IVF cycle in as little as one to two months. A frozen donor egg IVF cycle also presents a significant cost-savings to couples. While a traditional (fresh) donor egg IVF cycle can cost $25,000-$38,00, a frozen donor egg IVF cycle is half the cost.

"Frozen egg banking is a transformative technology that is changing the industry approach to fertility treatment," says Dr. Brian Kaplan, reproductive endocrinologist with Fertility Centers of Illinois. "By using frozen eggs, couples can reach a diverse donor database, cut costs, and significantly reduce treatment time."

Couples have access to a national donor database offering a wide range of characteristics such as physical traits, ethnicity, education level and more. Frozen donor eggs also offer couples the option of having additional children with biological siblings.

Couples using frozen eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA are offered a refund guarantee through the 100% Assured Refund Plan if the delivery of a baby is not achieved.

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Fertility Centers of Illinois, S.C., is one of the nation's leading fertility treatment practices, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. FCI physicians, embryologists and support staff are stringently chosen based on educational background, medical skills and their ability to collaborate. With a team of 10 nationally and internationally recognized reproductive physicians who treat thousands of patients each year, the practice has earned a reputation for overcoming hard-to-solve fertility issues. FCI is dedicated to medical and clinical excellence and continues to invest in the latest technologies and research. FCI offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options including intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, donor egg, gestational carrier, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, as well as extensive resources to address financial and emotional needs. Fostering a culture for continuous innovation has made FCI home to the annual Midwest Reproductive Symposium which attracts experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology from around the world. FCI has 10 offices conveniently located throughout the Chicagoland area (Buffalo Grove, Chicago/River North, Crystal Lake, Glenview, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Lindenhurst, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, and Orland Park). FCI is a member of the Attain Fertility Network which provides discounted fertility treatment programs. For more information visit, 877-324-4483

Donor Egg Bank USA is a frozen donor egg program developed through the collaboration of more than 100 of the country's top reproductive specialists and available at more than 55 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Donor Egg Bank USA offers immediate access to a broad donor egg pool and uses advanced freezing technology to produce success rates similar to traditional (fresh) donor egg programs. Using frozen eggs from Donor Eggs Bank USA requires less time than a fresh donor egg cycle (1-2 months versus 3-12 months in a traditional cycle), and is more affordable. Donor Egg Bank USA offers the financial security of a 100% Assured Refund Plan™ if a couple does not deliver a baby. Donor Egg Bank USA offers frozen egg fertility options to couples nationally and across the globe. For more information:, 855-344-2265

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