Are Fresh Donor Eggs Better Than Frozen?

A Donor Concierge egg donor search includes frozen banks and all of the agencies representing egg donors who have agreed to do a fresh donor cycle.

Doing a fresh cycle means you have more options when it comes to family building - an increased chance of producing more embryos, higher rates of success, options to have more than one child with the same donor and piece of mind in case your transfer doesn't work.

Check out the recent findings from the University of Colorado and Duke University as reported by the HealthDay Reporter.

BY ROBERT PREIDT, HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fresh donated eggs appear to be better for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) than frozen ones, a new study suggests. Donor eggs provide the best chance of success for many women undergoing IVF, according to the authors.

But it wasn't clear whether using fresh or frozen donor eggs in IVF improves the chances of success, so a team from the University of Colorado and Duke University analyzed nearly 30,000 IVF cycles using donor eggs over three years. Fresh eggs had a much higher likelihood of implantation and birth than frozen eggs, the study found. Compared to frozen eggs, fresh eggs were associated with a 25% better chance of live birth and a 10% higher odds for good outcomes. Fresh eggs were also associated with a 37% higher chance of multiple births.

The authors said that supports the increasing practice of transferring a single embryo during IVF to help avoid multiple births and the complications they often cause to mother and child, according to the authors of the study. The findings were published Feb. 6 in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

"We can now confidently say that choosing to utilize fresh donor eggs along with transferring a single embryo instead of multiple embryos will provide the best chances for a healthy mother and a healthy baby," senior author Dr. Alex Polotsky said in a University of Colorado news release. He's chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the university's School of Medicine in Aurora.

Between 1% and 2% of all births in the United States occur through IVF, and more than 24,000 U.S. women use donated eggs each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More information:
The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more on IVF.
Reposted from US News and World Report