For some women, having their own biological child is extremely unlikely... for couples in this situation, using (frozen donor) eggs from a young, healthy woman offers an exceedingly good chance of achieving pregnancy.
Memphis, TENN (PRWEB) December 22, 2014
Fertility Associates of Memphis has announced a new partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA, a network of more than 20 contributing fertility practices across the country. Through this partnership, patients have fast access to a national pool of frozen donor eggs for in vitro fertilization, IVF. Fertility Associates of Memphis is the only fertility clinic in the Mid-South to offer this fertility treatment option.
Dr. William Kutteh, director of Fertility Associates of Memphis, said, "For some women, having their own biological child is either extremely unlikely or virtually impossible, even with assisted reproductive technologies. For couples in this situation, using eggs from a young, healthy woman offers an exceedingly good chance of achieving pregnancy, often higher than 50%."
Fertility Associates of Memphis has helped to coordinate egg donors and recipients for years through its internal egg donor program, and the practice continues to provide this service in the case of “known" or "designated" donors. With Donor Egg Bank USA, pre-screened donors have already had their eggs frozen and are ready to be shipped.
Dr. Kutteh said, “There are major advantages of the donor egg bank program for our patients. First, the pool of available donors is expanded ten fold. Second, the delay often encountered in coordinating the schedule of the fresh donor with the recipient couple is eliminated. Strict quality control measures are in place to assure state-of-the art techniques for cryopreserving, shipping, and warming up the oocytes. Finally, the cost of participating in the donor egg program is reduced by about 20%, making this a more affordable option. We are excited about our new partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA and the increased fertility options available to our patients."
The Donor Egg Bank program has two guarantee plans for those undergoing treatment. All couples will be guaranteed a suitable embryo for transfer in the single cycle plan. For those couples that opt for a multi-cycle plan, a 100% refund is provided if the couple does not take home a baby.
For more information about finding the right donor, read more about donor eggs here:
For more information about becoming a donor and to determine if you are eligible, click here.
About Fertility Associates of Memphis
Fertility Associates of Memphis is a state-of-the-art practice providing comprehensive reproductive health care to couples of the Mid-South and beyond, treating patients struggling with infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and reproductive disorders. Our highly specialized team of physicians utilizes cutting-edge techniques, including in vitro fertilization with laser blastocyst biopsy, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and fertility preservation. Our compassionate physicians, board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, have been bringing dreams to life for more than 20 years.