Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Donor egg banking: deliveries from cryopreserved donor oocytes-a new paradigm for egg donation?

Written by Steve Masler, CEO of Fertility SOURCE Companies

One of a number of recent studies of the effectiveness of frozen eggs. This study is interesting in that it compares--for donor derived eggs--vitrification vs. slow freeze, and fresh cycles vs. frozen cycles, albeit with a very small sample. The study would seem to demonstrate the comparability of vitrification and slow freeze and the superior results with frozen over fresh eggs. More studies, such as this one, are tending to appear that demonstrate the potential for frozen egg results to exceed comparable results with fresh eggs. The profession appears to be encouraged to consider more use of frozen eggs than ever before, providing more results to help determine true effectiveness and efficiency of cryopreservation for oocytes.

Please note: At this time the abstract to this article is not available.