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Shady Grove Fertility Gives Donor Egg Patients More Options with Frozen Eggs

August 23, 2012

Donor Egg Treatment Has Doubled Over Last Decade

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Shady Grove Fertility Center’s Donor Egg Program now offers patients an extensive frozen egg opportunity through Donor Egg Bank USA, giving patients additional options and a more streamlined treatment process. Due in part to the fact that many women are waiting longer to build their families, according to the CDC, donor egg usage has nearly doubled in the United States since 2000, increasing 80.5 percent.

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To help fulfill the need for donor eggs, Shady Grove Fertility has expanded its already world-renowned donor egg program by collaborating with Donor Egg Bank USA. Donor Egg Bank USA is the nation’s only frozen donor egg program to be developed through a collaboration of more than 100 of the nation’s top reproductive specialists.

Using donor eggs allows women who cannot produce their own viable eggs the opportunity to carry and deliver a child. During the process, donor eggs are retrieved from a donor, fertilized with a partner’s or donor’s sperm, and then implanted into the womb of the waiting mother-to-be.

In the past, traditional egg donor methods required first synchronizing the donor’s and recipient’s menstrual cycles, and then retrieving eggs and transferring fertilized embryos. The necessity for synchronization results in significant time delays and uncertainties.

“With the advancement of fast-freezing technology in our laboratories known as vitrification, the viability of frozen eggs is nearly equal to that of fresh eggs,” says Michael Levy, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Co-founder of Shady Grove Fertility. “Couple the technology with an increase in the selection of egg donors, patients can now move through treatment quickly and confidently.”

Patients choosing to build their family with frozen donor eggs are able to participate in all of the financial programs offered through Shady Grove Fertility, including the popular Shared Risk 100% Refund Plan. The Shared Risk plan eliminates much of the financial risk by guaranteeing a pregnancy and delivery of a baby or the patient receives a 100% refund of their fees.

About Shady Grove Fertility
Shady Grove Fertility Center is the largest and one of the most progressive fertility and IVF Centers in the United States, producing pregnancy success rates that are consistently higher than the national averages. Twenty-five reproductive endocrinologists, as well as PhD scientists, geneticist, and over 400 highly specialized staff care for the thousands of local, national and international patients who seek treatment through the Center each year. Shady Grove Fertility conducts clinical research in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and is part of their subspecialty training Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. In addition to participating with 22 insurance plans, Shady Grove Fertility innovated a number of treatment and financial programs, such as Shared Risk 100% Refund Program, Multi-Cycle Discount Option for IVF, Shared Donor Egg, International Donor Egg, and Shared Help, to make treatment more affordable for more couples. Shady Grove Fertility is Celebrating 20 Years and 27,000 Babies Born. Shady Grove Fertility is a member of the Attain Fertility Network. New patient appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-888-761-1967.

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