Hello, I just finished a Donor Egg cycle at a large clinic and unfortunately we did not get pregnant. We were the third couple in line to share one donor, and we chose this route because it was less expensive. We were assured that most donors make 15 to 20 eggs, and sharing was more ethical because it didn't result in a lot of frozen embryos that may need to be discarded. My husband and I feel strongly against discarding excess embryos, however, given our recent cycle that resulted in only one 5 cell embryo being transferred, we are open to other options. In reviewing statistics I found your clinic to have one of the highest success rates, but I did not find a suitable donor in your current bank. Do you have more donors than listed?
Thank you for your quick response! I'm still concerned about the issue of excess embryos. What are the options for these? If we did have to cryopreserve some, assuming we transfer 2 and I have one healthy baby, what are our options for future use of these embryos? Can we donate them to another couple? What is the success rate for transferring just one frozen embryo if I want a second child but I want to avoid any risk of having twins. I'm 43 and I've never been pregnant so I'm unsure how pregnancy will go for me.
Thanks again for your prompt attention to my questions.