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Cryos International does not deliver frozen eggs to private customers, because frozen donor eggs are fragile ans has to be handled correctly at all times during the process. 

If you plan to ship your order to a clinic, shipping time and date should be coordinated with your treating clinic. Some receive shipments on specific dates and there are different lead time requirements.

Please place your order well in advance. Cryos needs 2 days to handle your order before it is shipped. Then you need to add the shipping time.

You select the shipping date when placing your order online. The shipping date you select must be at least 2 days after the date you place your order. If you ovulation is unpredictable or variable we can always modify the shipping date of your order at a later stage if needed.

Donor eggs are delivered to the clinic by a nitrogen tank. Read more under Delivery of Donor Eggs

Cryos has a worldwide network of cooperating clinics and if your clinic is not already part of the Cryos network, registration is easy. To get started, select your donor and place an order.  Then, you will put your clinics information in the ship to address, and our proprietary system will link the order with the clinic profile.  On your first order, a client service associate will contact the clinic to complete the registration process and delivery details. 

In order to receive the Cryos egg survival guarantee, patients must undergo Cryos frozen donor egg cycles at a  clinic who has been trained in the use and implementation of Cryos’ proven laboratory and clinical protocols.  Training is also available for your clinic.

Clinics sometimes prefer for patients to pay Cryos directly and the clinic bill for treatment services only.  Other clinics will include the cost of eggs from Cryos in their overall fees and their patients pay nothing to Cryos. Either way, we will work closely with your clinic to make it very easy for you to select an egg donor and purchase donor eggs.  Cryos’ Client Service department is available to assist you with availability of donor eggs and straws.

Cryos does not require you purchase a specific number of eggs.  That decision should be made by you and your clinic.  However, published estimates indicate that 6-8 frozen eggs are the optimal number to produce one - two good quality embryo to transfer.

Availability-Unlike fresh donor egg cycles where women could wait up to a year for a donor, frozen donor eggs from Cryos International have already been retrieved and are ready for you. 

Convenience-Additionally, you do not have to be synchronized with the donor’s menstrual cycle, you schedule your treatment when it works for you. 

Price-Frozen donor eggs are more affordable than traditional fresh donor egg cycles. While a fresh egg donor cycle can cost as much as $38,000, using frozen donor eggs is nearly half as much.

Less Risk-Cryos International egg donors are prescreened so your chances of a medical issue occurring are much lower.

There is no significant difference in the success rates for pregnancy between IVF/ICSI cycles using  fresh eggs vs cycles using frozen eggs.

Cryos International does not deliver frozen eggs to private customers, because frozen donor eggs are fragile ans has to be handled correctly at all times during the process. 

We do not currently deliver outside the continental United States.

Cryos frozen donor eggs are delivered in the continental US via FedEx overnight priority shipping and arrives by 10:30AM.  The delivery time does not factor in weather delays, and Cryos does not guarantee shipments that are delayed due to weather.

If you plan to ship your order to a clinic, shipping time and date should be coordinated with your treating clinic. Some receive shipments on specific dates and there are different lead time requirements.

Please place your order well in advance. Cryos needs 2 days to handle your order before it is shipped. Then you need to add the shipping time.

You select the shipping date when placing your order online. The shipping date you select must be at least 2 days after the date you place your order. If you ovulation is unpredictable or variable we can always modify the shipping date of your order at a later stage if needed.

Donor eggs are delivered to the clinic by a nitrogen tank. Read more under Delivery of Donor Eggs

The shipment will include the following documentation:

  • Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Summary of Records containing test results and Standard release information.
  • Safety warning for handling of liquid nitrogen (LN2)
  • Instructions for return of the nitrogen tank
  • Shipping label for return of the nitrogen tank
  • Warming kit and handling instructions
  • Oocyte Warming and Embryology record form

Yes, Cryos International recommends reserving donor eggs for future use. Read more about reservations here

We accept all major credits cards.

Visa  Mastercard  Ae Card  Discover Card

 

Cryos International accepts bank transfers. Checks are not accepted.

All online credit card payments are processed in USD.

We have two types of egg donors: Anonymous and Non-anonymous. 

All donors have extended profiles consisting of personal information on the egg donor's background, education, family background, interests, hobbies, etc. The following additional information may apply: staff impression, photos of the egg donor, a handwritten greeting, a sound recording of the egg donor's voice, EQ profile, etc.

The egg donors are young women between ages of 18 and 32 in great health, mentally and physically.

Some of the women describe egg donation as the most powerful and rewarding decision a woman can make. Other reasons women donate their eggs include being empathetic towards prospective parents struggling with fertility issues and being generous in their willingness to help others. It is a possibility to change the lives of a couple for the better by enabling them to become parents. Some women are motivated by the fact that they have someone in their life with fertility problems and they have seen first-hand what a difference they can make or they have children of their own and want to help others experience the joy.

The donors undergo rigorous selection criteria and thorough medical examinations prior to acceptance and clearance to become a donor. Donors pass a physical test and are screened for a battery of infectious and hereditary diseases, but despite being healthy young women, often students of higher education, only a small percentage pass to become a Cryos donor. A Summary of Records, containing test results and Standard release information, is attached to the order confirmation as well as included in all shipments. The Summary of Records is subject to change over time.

Read more about screening

The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile virus known to cause severe birth defects in babies. Cryos continues to be very proactive in preventing the possible transmission of the Zika virus by implementing policies well in advance of the FDA requirements.  While the FDA has not approved a donor screening test for tissue banks, they have issued several Emergency Use Authorizations (EAU) for various test kits used to detect the Zika virus. These test kits are currently being used by blood banks, public health officials and physicians to screen patients for the virus.  In order to provide the safest donor sperm and eggs, all of Cryos donors who made deposits on or after August 1st, 2016 have now been tested

At Cryos International we abide by the guidelines set by American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), therefore the maximum a donor can donate is 6 times.

As countries have different regulations regarding selection, screening, and approval procedures for donors and donor effs, as well as different requirements for documentation, Cryos operates with different "Standards" for release. A donor/donor eggs can be released according to one or several Standards. 

Donors/donor eggs can be released according to the Standards Denmark (DK), EU, Finland (FI), Holland (NL), Norway (NO), New York State (NYS), United Kingdom (UK), and United States of America (USA).

For treatment by a professional in one of the above countries you should use the relevant Standards. For treatment by a professional in another country than mentioned above please ask the professional for assistance.

It is the clients responsibility to ensure that import and handling is legal in the destination country

Cryos continuously strives to ensure the greatest selection of high quality dornor eggs from donors of all races and ethnicities.With several decades of experience, Cryos International is a world leader in using up to date advanced cryopreservation methods.  Our Physicians and Embryologist are sought out specialists in the retrieval and vitrification of frozen donor eggs. We use safety, careful screening and medical testing when selecting our donors. Most importantly, to Cryos – it’s personal.

Availability-Unlike fresh donor egg cycles where women could wait up to a year for a donor, frozen donor eggs from Cryos International have already been retrieved and are ready for you. 

Convenience-Additionally, you do not have to be synchronized with the donor’s menstrual cycle, you schedule your treatment when it works for you. 

Price-Frozen donor eggs are more affordable than traditional fresh donor egg cycles. While a fresh egg donor cycle can cost as much as $38,000, using frozen donor eggs is nearly half as much.

Less Risk-Cryos International egg donors are prescreened so your chances of a medical issue occurring are much lower.

There is no significant difference in the success rates for pregnancy between IVF/ICSI cycles using  fresh eggs vs cycles using frozen eggs.

Once the eggs have been retrieved from the donor they are evaluated by an embryologist. Cryos International selects only top quality, mature eggs for cryopreservation using a process called vitrification. Vitrification is a process by which eggs are “frozen” rapidly thus preventing ice crystal formation that could damage the eggs. Vitrification results in high survival numbers when the eggs are warmed and overall success rate with vitrified eggs approaches that of fresh donated eggs. The eggs are then stored in liquid nitrogen.

Cryos has a worldwide network of cooperating clinics and if your clinic is not already part of the Cryos network, registration is easy. To get started, select your donor and place an order.  Then, you will put your clinics information in the ship to address, and our proprietary system will link the order with the clinic profile.  On your first order, a client service associate will contact the clinic to complete the registration process and delivery details. 

In order to receive the Cryos egg survival guarantee, patients must undergo Cryos frozen donor egg cycles at a  clinic who has been trained in the use and implementation of Cryos’ proven laboratory and clinical protocols.  Training is also available for your clinic.

Clinics sometimes prefer for patients to pay Cryos directly and the clinic bill for treatment services only.  Other clinics will include the cost of eggs from Cryos in their overall fees and their patients pay nothing to Cryos. Either way, we will work closely with your clinic to make it very easy for you to select an egg donor and purchase donor eggs.  Cryos’ Client Service department is available to assist you with availability of donor eggs and straws.

To qualify for Cryos’ egg survival guarantee, the frozen donor eggs must be shipped to a Cryos’ reference clinic who has been trained in Cryos’ protocols and procedures. 

Cryos does not require you purchase a specific number of eggs.  That decision should be made by you and your clinic.  However, published estimates indicate that 6-8 frozen eggs are the optimal number to produce one - two good quality embryo to transfer.

The price of frozen donor eggs from an anonymous donor are $2,300 each. If you select a non-anonymous donor, the cost is $2,500 each.

All intended parents have different criteria when selecting their egg donor. Cryos makes it easy. There is no charge to view our online database of donors. Consider what is important to you and perform donor search.

The individual success rates vary by patient, however, published estimates indicate approximately 50% success with frozen donor eggs.

For questions about our donors, or using frozen donor eggs from Cryos International, Contact Us directly. 

If your question is about treatment, you should speak to your clinic.