ORM's Frozen Egg Bank Partners
Frozen eggs may be an option for some couples and individuals to build their family. ORM has partnered with Fairfax EggBank and MyEggBank to provide ORM patients access to the option of using frozen eggs for their IVF treatment.
Process for Using Frozen Eggs
Patients planning on using frozen donor eggs need to complete an initial consultation with one a new patient specialist and an ORM physician. Following this there are typically five steps in the process of using frozen eggs.
Pre-cycle screening of the sperm provider and recipient, unless a surrogate pregnancy is planned, should be completed at the start of treatment.
Carrier screening of the sperm provider should be completed before the selection of frozen eggs.
The sperm provider completes his sperm deposit at ORM in Portland or Seattle (Bellevue), or at an approved non-ORM facility in the US or internationally.
In cases where patients are working with a sperm donor, our team can provide information on sperm bank options.
Frozen Eggs Selection
Patients should consult the database of ORM’s frozen egg bank partners.
Prior to purchasing a cohort of frozen eggs, a review of the carrier screening of the donor and the sperm provider needs to be completed.
The frozen eggs are shipped to ORM. The frozen eggs and sperm are thawed for fertilization. Embryos are created and tested (if selected) and then frozen, unless a fresh transfer is planned.
Guarantees regarding embryo creation are provided by the frozen egg bank.
The recipient or gestational carrier will undergo the embryo transfer at ORM, either in Portland or Seattle (Bellevue).
Pre and post-transfer monitoring of the recipient or gestational carrier is carried out at ORM at an approved facility wherever the recipient or surrogate live.