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Old Jan 8th, 2012, 09:20 AM   1
pagey
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free IVF for egg sharers??


I am thinking about this as I have no other option but to use IVF as I have no fallopian tubes. Does anybody have any info on this service or know anybody who has used this service before success stories and the unsuccessful stories would but good to hear please to bring a reality check on me as I am thinking of jumping into this opourtunity and I dont think I am seeing very rational...



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Old Jan 8th, 2012, 11:39 AM   2
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I've never heard of this. The clinic I will try should it come to it, is 5k per IVF but if you do egg sharing it works out at 1,500. The 1,500 apparently covers, drugs and tests, so maybe that's getting the IVF part of it free.

However, there may be some places that do, do it free. That would be good.x



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2012, 14:53 PM   3
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Hi hun
I have looked into this option for future options, my mums neighbour done this and has twin girls now
I think its a great thing to do and I know I will be doing this when the time is right if I have not got my by then...
To do something like this is a blessing- for you and for the recipient and I think it is such a good option personally,
I live in the UK and I contacted a few clinics- some make you pay for some things and a couple of them were absolutely FREE
You have to meet certain requirements though but they let you know what tests need to be done and its just the same as normal IVF and has the same success rates- but if you dont produce enough eggs you have to give the recipient the number of eggs youre meant to, I think- something along them lines otherwise you have to pay for the treatment- Im not 100% sure on that but its something like that they were telling me.

Overall personally for me IF and when it comes to it the positives outweigh the negatives to me...

Gl and please keep me updated on what you decide to do, maybe order some brochures online from some clinics or give them a call to find out a little more.
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Old Jan 9th, 2012, 15:54 PM   4
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I would do it in a minute!!! I feel like if I could help someone else out (like we need help due to hubby's azoospermia), then yes! WE looked into it ourselves, but we live in one of the crappy states that do not offer programs like that; and in other states that do offer it, you have to be a legal tax-paying resident to participate in them! Booooooo!!!!

IDK where you live, but here is a website for one in the USA.
http://www.arcfertility.com/

Best of luck in whatever you may decide!



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2012, 04:10 AM   5
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I saw an advert for this (free IVF) whilst on the Tube in London and have since also found a local clinic (Bristol) who quotes 150 for egg-sharing IVF.

It's definitely a route we would go down if we have no luck on the NHS.

I think the best thing is to explore all your local clinics online and see which options they offer.



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2012, 19:47 PM   6
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never heard of this. hmm i would def do it! where are you from??



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2012, 09:41 AM   7
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Hi Pagey... just thought I'd share my experience with you. I'm from the other side of the fence (a recipient) but my donor is an anonymous egg-sharer.
I can't see where you're from - I'm in the UK, so if you're not, none of this may be relevant.

At the CARE clinic it works like this:
Women who are accepted as egg sharers pay only for their drugs - all of the other fees are picked up by the recipient ... CARE will give you a prescription to source your own drugs if you want them too - and for donors this can be well worth it. Check out ASDA pharmacy, they had pledged to sell the drugs at cost price (i.e. around 1,200) My drugs on the other hand were only 150 so not worth the faff to get them myself.

To be accepted as a sharer you have to be under 36 and not have any of a longish list of physical and mental health problems.

As sharer, you have the right to change your mind right up to implantation (though I seriously hope no donor would change her mind in between fertilisation and embryo transfer)

When the eggs are harvested, they are divided into 2 piles - no attempt is made to grade them...they just get split equally.
If there is an odd number, the recipient gets the extra one

If you produce less eggs than a certain number (and I can't remember what this is, but it's around 10-12) you have a choice:
You can either keep the eggs - but if it doesn't work you would have to pay full price for any future goes
or, give the eggs to the recipient ... in which case you get another go for free where you get to keep all of the eggs

you are able to find out if the recipient was successful, but she will never know if you were. Any child produced would, at the age of 18, be able to track you down (but via a third party - not just a knock at the door)

here is their website http://www.carefertility.com/donatio...d-embryos-sj3/

If you're not in the UK this won't be much use to you - but if you are it's defo worth a look



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2012, 13:09 PM   8
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I've been looking into this today.. its such a great gift to give someone the chance to be a parent.

I would love to donate eggs and as im having trouble TTC it would be amazing to get help with IVF!

If i have no joy with clomid this 6 months im gonna go for this!



 
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Old Jan 20th, 2012, 15:46 PM   9
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Hello thank you for all your info, it is a great help. I am moving house soon so as soon as I am settled I will be looking further into this. I am from the UK Essex.



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