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Connecticut: From IVF to Egg Donor

Postby Aurora » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:25 pm

Hi All

We abandoned our 5th IVF cycle due to elevated FSH levels. We are now looking in to egg donors with clinics in Connecticut. We have had one appointment so far to talk over the process at a clinic and have another one booked for next week.

There seems to be a lot of info about the process - but as soon as we mention costs the info dries up. Mainly we just want a ball-park figure so we can get together the money - or give up due to lack of funds (will be a difficult thing to do - but way easier at this stage than going through selecting a donor and then finding out we can't afford it.)

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience of using an egg donor and clinic in CT? Would you mind sharing roughly how much it cost?

Our insurance covers IVF for us - but will not cover costs for the egg donor.

Oh and if anyone has any recommendations for clinics around CT that offer egg donors we would greatly appreciate that.

Thanks for all of your help.
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Postby kipatte » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:13 pm

Hi Aurora:

UCONN- Dr Nulsen has great sart statistics and a great donor program. A full cycle is around 20,000 and a shared is 12,000. We had better luck on our shared cycle. I couldn't recommend them more highly. Don't let the fact that you can't see pictures of the donors deter you. You do get to see a baby picture but the more important part is they are highly screened and successful. I think the shared donor program uses their best donors which is another reason I would do this and of course it is more affordable.

Before UCONN we used a donor agency in conjuction with the clinic we were using. There are many of these donor agencies. The donor we choose had donated before. We were able to see lots of pictures so this was attractive to us. The eggs were dark and vaculated and the clinic did not even tell us. It was when we started shopping around that other dr's read the report and told us of the findings. We were devestated. Imagine going through a complete cycle and the dr wants you to do it again but they don't tell you the eggs from the donor were no good. This donor had donated before so the agency should have known. It pays to shop the clinics for the best overall care. The Sart numbers are the best way to know if a clinic is any good. The quality of the lab makes all the difference.

Good luck! I am due in 10 days and counting down!
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donor costs in CT

Postby Amyesc22 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:16 pm

I am doing a donor cycle in CT and have paid about $40,000. Good Luck!!! We were able to get insurance to pay for some of the drugs (which was not included in that number.) The drugs probably added another $5,000 or so. (Our insurance would not even pay for IVF.)
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Re: donor costs in CT

Postby Ghost » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:54 am

Amyesc22 wrote:I am doing a donor cycle in CT and have paid about $40,000. Good Luck!!! We were able to get insurance to pay for some of the drugs (which was not included in that number.) The drugs probably added another $5,000 or so. (Our insurance would not even pay for IVF.)


I know one of the docs from UConn. I'm impressed with their research, as they seem to be ahead of most clinics in some important ways.
Note: I am not an MD and not an expert.
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