1,800+ cycles completed
1,000+ ongoing or delivered**
Source: RBA/My Egg Bank of North America data on file
*Ongoing or delivered pregnancies in partner centers
|Cumulative expectation of pregnancy per patient for partner centers||80-85%|
Comparing success rates of fresh donated eggs and My Egg Bank
frozen donor eggs.
|Traditional Fresh Egg Donation||My Egg Bank frozen donor eggs|
|Average pregnancy rate||55%*||65%|
|Average time to complete treatment||up to one year or more||1 to 3 months|
|Average cost of one donor cycle||$26,000 - $44,000||$17,000 - $20,000|
*SART data registry 2002-2011.
The above data is based on the success rates of the MEBNA four nationally recognized partner centers. These centers are Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta; Reproductive Science Center of New England in Boston; The Center for Reproductive Medicine in Orlando; and, Seattle Reproductive Medicine. This data does not reflect success rates for the MEBNA affiliate centers. Please contact your center for their updated success rates.
How My Egg Bank achieved these levels of success
In the mid 1990’s Reproductive Biology Associates (RBA) recognized the potential clinical advantages that oocyte cryopreservation could bring to patients requiring the use of donated eggs. RBA’s initial egg freezing success came in 1997, when the practice reported the first births in the Western Hemisphere from frozen donor eggs. In 2000, after further refinement of the technique, RBA began to offer egg freezing as a means of preserving fertility in patients facing fertility-threatening medical treatment.
In 2007, the RBA scientific team achieved it’s most important egg freezing breakthrough to date based on scientific research initiated in 2004 to explore an alternative way of cryopreservation called “vitrification”. Utilizing this new rapid freezing technique with egg donors between ages 21-30, RBA achieved pregnancy rates equal to fresh donor cycles in traditional IVF centers around the world, as it was reported in Fertility and Sterility in 2009 (Nagy et al, FS, 2009), 17 of the 20 recipients achieved live birth using vitrified donor eggs. Later that same year, RBA created one of the world’s first independent, fully inventoried frozen donor egg banks.
Based on the success of its own egg bank, in 2010, RBA established My Egg Bank North America, a network of high-quality infertility centers providing frozen donor egg bank services to patients across the United States and Canada.