IVF Donor Egg Refund Program
- The patient (recipient) is matched to an anonymous donor who undergoes a fresh IVF cycle
- The eggs retrieved during the cycle are inseminated with sperm to create embryos
- The embryo(s) are selected for transfer into the recipient’s uterus
- Excess, good quality embryos may be frozen for future use
- If pregnancy occurs, frozen embryos remain stored until birth
- If pregnancy does not occur, the patient must undergo frozen/thawed embryo transfer until pregnancy occurs or until all frozen embryos are used
- If pregnancy has still not occurred, the patient may undergo a second fresh and subsequent frozen/thawed embryo(s) cycles.
- If all cycles under this program are exhausted (2 fresh cycles and all frozen/thawed embryo cycles) and a pregnancy has not occurred, a full refund of the Laboratory and Physician Fees ($22,950) will be refunded to the patient.
- Administrative Fee (non-refundable) – $3,000
- Laboratory and Physician Fees – $22,950
- Facility Fees – $2,400 ($1,600 per retrieval & $800 per transfer)
- ICSI, if needed – Included
- Extended Culture – $500
- Donor Fees – $13,500 per fresh cycle
- Anesthesia Fees – Included
- Medications – Varies
- Embryo Cryopreservation Fee – Included
- Cryopreservation Embryo Storage Fee (annually) – $360
If a patient qualifies for the program, they would be given up to two (2) fresh donor egg IVF cycles as well as all resulting cyopreserved (frozen) IVF cycles related to their fresh IVF cycles. If these cycles do not result in a pregnancy after two (2) fresh IVF transfers as well as the transfer of all their cryopreserved embryos, a full refund of the Laboratory and Physician Fees ($22,950) will be refunded to the patient.
Physician and Laboratory Fees include:
- Up to two (2) fresh, split donor egg cycles, and all frozen embryo transfer cycles, to be accomplished within an eighteen (18) month period after starting the first fresh donor egg IVF cycle
- Donor cycle monitoring
- Donor retrieval and anesthesia
- Embryology services, including intacytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and assisted hatching, if indicated
- Recipient treatment monitoring
- Embryo transfer
- Embryo cryopreservation and storage for the first seventeen (17) months after the conclusion of the first fresh donor egg IVF cycle
The Laboratory Fees, Physician Fees, and Administrative Fee does not include the following:
- Testing and determination of patient eligibility into the program
- Donor egg recipient medications
- Donor screening
- Donor stipend
- Epididymal/testicular sperm extraction
- Pre- or post- IVF anatomic, medical, and laboratory assessments, or necessary medical/surgical corrections of recipient and male partner
- Storage of embyos beyond the initial 12 month period
- Embryo biopsy or pre-implantantion genetic testing (PGD/PGS)
- Medical care, including ultrasounds, once pregnancy is established
- Monitoring done at an outside facility
- Specific recipient-requested genetic testing of egg donor
These items will be necessary for some couples and not for others. Costs for these non-included procedures will be at Florida Fertility Institute customary fees. Medication costs will vary depending on the amount required and where they are purchased.
To qualify for this IVF Donor Egg Refund Program the recipient must:
- Be no older than 47 years of age at the start of the first fresh donor egg cycle
- Have a uterus capable of carrying a pregnancy to term (i.e. there cannot be significant pathology predisposing to poor implantation or miscarriage, unless corrected prior to treatment.)
- Have a body mass index (BMI) less than 38
- Have a stimulated endometrial thickness greater than, or equal to, 7mm
- Not have a communicating hydrosalpinx (tube filled with fluid)
- Not have had more than one prior failed donor egg IVF Cycle
- Not have any medical condition predisposing to poor implantation or miscarriage
- Not have a history of recurrent pregnancy loss
- Not use tobacco, recreational drugs, or be on any potentially teratogenic medication
This program is available to patients who do not have insurance coverage for IVF. The patient will not be able to file insurance for any of the services included in the program.
The physicians at the Florida Fertility Institute will have final discretion as to whether someone is accepted into the program or is released from the program. A patient will be released from the program by Florida Fertility Institute’s physicians only if one of the qualifying criteria is no longer valid, i.e. if the female patient underwent a hysterectomy, or is deemed medically not suitable for carrying a pregnancy. If a patient is released from the program of voluntarily leaves the program prior to completion of both fresh donor egg IVF transfers and any resulting cryopreserved embryo transfers, the program will not be considered fulfilled. Therefore, fees up to the point of program discontinuation will be calculated on current Florida Fertility customary fees. If the total of individual charges at the time of program discontinuation exceeds the initial donor egg IVF refund cost these charges will be waived, and if the total individual charges are less than the original fee the difference will be refunded, with the exception of the non-refundable Administration Fee.
Once accepted into the program, the patient must proceed with the transfer of her fresh donor egg derived IVF embryos. If pregnancy does not result, then transfer of the resulting cryopreserved embryos from the first fresh cycle will follow. If pregnancy still has not occurred following the transfer of all the resulting cryopreserved embryos, a second fresh donor egg IVF cycle with transfer will occur. If pregnancy does not occur following the fresh embryo transfer of the second cycle, then the transfer of all cryopreserved embryos from the second fresh donor egg IVF cycle occurs.
Embryo transfer guidelines:
If available, one or two embryos for both fresh and cryo IVF cycles would be transferred. If a patient is not willing to have two embryos transferred, this would preclude participation in the program. Once a patient has been approved for the program, they must start their first fresh donor egg IVF cycle within 90 days.
If a patient voluntarily terminates a pregnancy for any reason other than genetically chromosomally abnormal pregnancy, the contract will be considered fulfilled. No monies will be refunded. If a couple were to return for a transfer of their own cryopreserved embryos after a successful live birth, they would be charged at customary Florida Fertility Institute fees.
If the patient decides to discontinue the program at any time, partial refunds are available (prorated charges will be based on single cycle IVF fees).