Treatment Options

Egg Bank

Using Donor Eggs from the Taiwan IVF Group DONOR EGG BANK

Taiwan IVF Group is the premier fertility center in Taiwan. We have the the LARGEST DONOR EGG BANK in the region.

What is Egg Donation?

Egg donation represents a remarkable advance in fertility treatment for women who cannot conceive a child with their own eggs.

Good candidates for egg donation programs include women who have undergone premature menopause, have significant decreased ovarian reserve, who are older than 43 and/or women who have had a number of unsuccessful attempts at IVF using their own eggs.

While for most women and couples, EGG DONATION is not their first choice, we find that virtually all patients bond strongly with their donor egg babies and feel very complete when creating a family through egg donation.

For patients that may not be certain they want to go in this direction, we encourage you to Contact Us to reserve a COMPLIMENTARY counseling session with one of our International Client Services Representatives.

How do we Choose Our Egg Donors?

Egg donors in our DONOR EGG BANK are carefully screened and we maintain strict adherence to privacy and anonymity agreements. Both the donor and the recipient are closely monitored throughout the egg donor program, from start to finish.

WHY FROZEN DONOR EGGS ADVANTAGES OF USING FROZEN DONOR EGGS

The Eggs Are Ready When You Are
Frozen donor eggs from Taiwan IVF group are immediately available; no waiting is necessary to match with an egg donor of your choice.

With a traditional fresh donor egg cycle, there is a certain amount of uncertainty built into the cycle. Will the donor respond? Will she comply with her treatment? Will any life event cause her to cancel at the eleventh hour? These are all unlikely scenarios, yet they illustrate the quintessential difference between fresh and frozen: Frozen eggs have already been obtained from the donor and are ready for use. There is no mystery about how many, if any, will be obtained from the donor’s retrieval.

Convenience of Frozen Donor Eggs

After you select your egg donor, you determine when to begin treatment. Unlike traditional fresh donor egg cycles that involve the necessary step of synchronizing the donor and recipient’s menstrual cycles, using eggs that have already been retrieved and cryopreserved (frozen) is a much simpler process. The simplified treatment plan allows you to schedule your treatment according to your schedule, without having to factor in another woman’s menstrual cycle, or her work/vacation/school/life schedule. Most patients find this aspect of using frozen donor eggs particularly attractive because it gives them more control over their treatment.

Affordability of Frozen Donor Eggs

Using frozen donor eggs is a lower priced option for recipients, considered much more affordable than a traditional fresh donor egg cycle.

Effectiveness of Frozen Donor Eggs

Research indicates that success rates for using frozen donor egg is rapidly approaching and is nearly the same as using fresh donor eggs.

Fully-Screened, Highest Quality Egg Donors

Our egg donors are held to the highest standards and undergo an intense screening and testing process, ensuring you the highest-quality donor eggs available anywhere. You can be confident you are receiving the highest quality eggs available.

Our team of reproductive endocrinologists, geneticists, and genetic counselors reviews each donor’s individual and family health histories, medical tests, and other background information to ensure that each donor meets our highly selective standards. In addition to a physical exam, applicants also undergo a psychological examination in order to assess their mental health fitness, their commitment to the program and to determine whether or not they are an overall appropriate candidate.

Each applicant is educated at length on what is involved in donating her eggs in terms of time commitment required physical symptoms and logistical concerns she may encounter, as well as the medical risks involved in the procedure.

Donors are extensively tested for genetic and infectious diseases, including the following (as recommended and/or required by ACOG, ACMG, ASRM and FDA):

  • HIV 1, 2 & 0, Hepatitis B & C, Syphilis, Gonorrhea & Chlamydia
  • Full chromosome analysis (karyotype)
  • DNA testing for Cystic Fibrosis (99 mutations), Fragile X, Tay Sachs & Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Fertility evaluation including hormone testing and ultrasound evaluation of the ovaries
  • An extended panel of ancestry-based genetic disorders has been completed for some donors

Extensive Egg Donor Information Provided

It is important to note that our program is one of the few to offer such an extensive amount of information on each donor. Our staff is available to assist you throughout the donor selection process, but the choice of donor is always ultimately up to you. In order to help you make the best possible choice, we provide the following information about each donor:

  • Blood type
  • Ethnic background of donor’s mother and father
  • Height
  • Weight

Whether or not pregnancies have been achieved

  • Body build
  • Eye color
  • Hair color and texture
  • Years of education and major areas of study
  • Occupation
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and grade point averages if available
  • Special interests
  • Family medical history
  • Essays by donors
  • Personality typing based on the Keirsey test

For patients that may not be certain if IVF using EGG DONATION is for you, we encourage you to Contact Us to reserve a COMPLIMENTARY counseling session with one of our International Client Services Representatives.