What does Affordable Egg Donation mean?

Infertility treatments have helped millions of people all around the world to fulfill their dream of having a child and expand their families. Egg donation is one of these treatments which can be out of the couple’s budget because of its high cost. Egg donation cost around the world can vary between $20,000 to $40,000, plus the cost of medication for the donor and the recipient and travelling expenses, Although IVF and egg donation costs in Iran are more affordable and fair.

Sometimes, multiple IVF attempts are needed to get the best results in egg donation process. Unfortunately, there is often lack of insurance coverage for egg donation process that makes the costs prohibitive for many patients.

Despite these potential costs, there can be some steps for patients to decrease the expenses. In this article, we are going to talk about some ways to reach an affordable egg donation.

Quick Information





Duration of procedure

3-4 weeks

Hospital Stay

Zero day

Minimum Stay in Iran

3 to 4 weeks


Egg Donation programs


There are two types of IVF egg donation programs. IVF with fresh donor eggs or IVF with frozen donor eggs. In the former one, the menstrual cycle of the recipient and donor is synchronized with the help of birth control pills or other medications. After retrieving the donor’s eggs, they will be fertilized by the sperms of the intended father artificially using IVF or ICSI procedure. After a few days, the embryos are ready to be transferred into the recipient’s uterus.

In this type of egg donation, you can have wide option of donors and high chance of successful pregnancy. You can have multiple healthy embryos that can be saved for the future use. However, your cycle needs to be coordinated with the donor’s and this can make the procedure take a longer time. Moreover, sometimes donors are not immediately available for the process. But the most important issue in using fresh donor eggs is about their cost because they are usually more expensive.

 In the frozen donor eggs, donor and recipient’s cycles do not need to be synchronized. After the eggs are retrieved, they will be frozen and ready to be used. When the recipient’s uterus is ready for pregnancy by taking the necessary medications, the partner gives a sperm sample and on the same day, the physician inseminate the frozen donor egg with his sperms. After the fertilization, the embryos are grown and they can be implanted into the recipient’s womb.

This type of donor eggs has a quicker process compared to a fresh-egg cycle. There are diverse ranges of frozen donor eggs available in egg banks. You do not have to coordinate your cycle with the donor’s and the prices are more affordable. The negative aspect of using frozen eggs is that if the eggs do not defrost properly, their success rate can be lower than using fresh eggs. However, this issue is related to the experience of the laboratory IVF staff.

IVF + Embryo Transfer

21-28 days
  • Treatment
  • Medical consultation
  • Post Treatment follow-up
  • Airport Pick up/Drop off

IVF + PGD (Sex Selection)

21-28 days
  • Treatment
  • Medical consultation
  • Post Treatment follow-up
  • Airport Pick up/Drop off

IVF + Egg donation

21-28 days
  • Treatment
  • Medical consultation
  • Post Treatment follow-up
  • Airport Pick up/Drop off

IVF + Egg Donation + PGD

21-28 days
  • Treatment
  • Medical consultation
  • Post Treatment follow-up
  • Airport Pick up/Drop off

Egg Donation Process


Egg donation process can have several steps. The first step is usually physical and psychological consultation to discuss what they need to do in order to get ready for the process and what kind of challenges they can have through this period.

After consultation and getting prepared for the egg donation process, you have to select a donor by the help of a surrogacy agency, reproductive health centers, or by choosing a donor independently. Then the donor and the recipient’s menstrual cycles need to be synchronized to get the best results.

 After synchronization, it is time for egg retrieval procedure using a probe under the ultrasound’s guidance. On the same day of the egg retrieval, the father gives the sperm sample to be used for insemination. Usually, after three days the embryos are ready to be transferred into the recipient’s womb.

How can Egg Donation be more affordable?

Surfing the web

If you are considering going through egg donation process and your budget is limited, there are some ways that you can do to manage the process economically. The first step regarding with this issue is finding a cheaper IVF donor eggs through the use of internet. This way, you will find a lot more information about the whole process and expenses in order to find available fertility agencies or clinics around you. But before proceeding, you have to become well-informed about their certification and reliability. There are some websites available which can help you in this topic.

Multicycle packages

Among the offered packages of fertility clinics, there are multicycle packages that can help you make the costs more affordable. They seem to be more expensive in the beginning but in case your first cycles do not work, you have already covered the other cycles. In the form of packages, the cycles’ cost would be cheaper and you do not have to be stressed about having the last chance of pregnancy.

Guaranteed services

A lot of clinics offer some guarantees for egg or embryo donations, or they may have other options like IVF refund programs so that you will get the desired outcome without wasting your money. It may also be more expensive but you will receive the guarantee for getting back your money if the process does not go well.

Sharing egg donor IVF

One of the most useful things to do in order to keep your expenses low is sharing an egg donor IVF with another couple. In this way, you can split the costs so that it would be much more affordable. They get on average 10 to 16 eggs from the donor on each egg retrieval cycle. So these number can be enough to be split by two. Remember to have a healthy young donor to ensure you will get what you need.

Using a known donor

One of the best way to decrease the expenses is finding a donor among your family or friends. In this case, they can donate eggs for free in an altruistic way. For instance, if you have your sister as an egg donor, as well as financial benefits she can share your genetic to your baby.

Using frozen eggs

Researches on using frozen eggs show that they can be successful very like using fresh eggs in the case of fertilization. Many clinics offer the applicants eight frozen eggs to increase the success rate. Also you can consider splitting the frozen eggs to decrease more expenses.

Travelling abroad

Egg donation process can be highly expensive especially if you are living in countries such as USA, UK or Canada. To decrease the expenses, you can travel to other countries where the process is getting done multiple times cheaper but with the same treatment standards. Among Asian countries, Iran is one of the best quality destinations for affordable egg donation. We at TebMedTourism CO. are ready to offer you the highest standard services by our affordable practical packages. For getting more information, contact us now.

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