• For partners

  • Can I work with First Egg Bank if my clinic is located outside of the EU?

    First Egg Bank is open to collaboration with clinics from all over the world, including non-EU countries. Before establishing partnership with the IVF units outside of the European Union we would just need to sign an agreement which will determine the conditions of mutual work as well as rights and obligations of both parties.

  • What are the advantages of working with First Egg Bank?

    We are honored to successfully provide our customers with top quality donor oocytes and sperm and arrange the shipment of all types of cryopreserved oocytes, sperm and embryos to any IVF clinics worldwide. Our competitive advantages are:

    • Our database counts more than 450 egg donors (proven fertility guaranteed).
    • More than 5000 vitrified oocytes and more than 2000 frozen sperm samples available immediately for booking.
    • We have donors with different phenotypes: Caucasian, Asian, African.
    • We have a unique option - Medical Courier Service – safe and professional door-to-door cryo shipping service of the biological material (oocytes, sperm, embryos) to partner clinics.
    • Identifiable and anonymous donors.
    • Free online donor selection and booking (we provide our customer with donor profile information as well as with childhood and adult pictures).

     

  • Do we need to sign an agreement to become your partner clinic?

    Yes, before establishing new partnership it is important to sign an agreement which will determine the main aspects of mutual cooperation, such as:

    • conditions of First Egg Bank service;
    • obligations of parties;
    • price policy;
    • transportation of biomaterial;
    • duration of the agreement.

     

  • What is the price on vitrified oocytes?

    First Egg Bank provides its customers with Egg Donor Plans of 6, 8 and 12 oocytes. We would like to introduce a price list for sets of vitrified oocytes of Caucasian donors. Please find it below:

    • Basic Egg Donor Plan of 6 oocytes costs 3 400 € (not including the cost of shipment);
    • Optimal Egg Donor Plan of 8 oocytes costs 4 500 € (not including the cost of shipment);
    • Extra Egg Donor Plan of 12 oocytes costs 6 500 € (not including the cost of shipment).

     

  • How many oocytes can we order from one donor?

    Currently our database enlists 500 egg donors and 5000 donor vitrified oocytes are available for the booking. For your convenience, we divide eggs on sets, in particular on set of 6, 8 and 12 oocytes. When choosing a donor in our online catalogue you can find the information about how many oocytes of this donor are available. In case the information is absent, our coordinators are available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Do you have Embryo Plans?

    Yes, we propose to our partners and individual patients following embryo creation options:

    • Embryo plan (patient’s shipped/fresh sperm). Embryo plan includes 8 mature vitrified oocytes fertilized in our affiliate lab and patient’s shipped/fresh sperm​.​
    • Embryo plan (double donation). Embryo plan​ includes ​8 mature vitrified oocytes fertilized in our affiliate lab by donor sperm from First Egg Bank​.

     

  • Financial

  • How much do frozen donor eggs cost?

    First Egg Bank provides its customers with Egg Donor Plans of 6, 8 and 12 oocytes. We would like to introduce a price list for sets of vitrified oocytes of Caucasian donors. Please find it below:

    • Basic Egg Donor Plan of 6 oocytes costs 3 400 € (not including the cost of shipment);
    • Optimal Egg Donor Plan of 8 oocytes costs 4 500 € (not including the cost of shipment);
    • Extra Egg Donor Plan of 12 oocytes costs 6 500 € (not including the cost of shipment).

    Concerning the price for Travelling egg donors (Asian and African phenotypes) you should clarify it with international coordinator of First Egg Bank. The price of Travelling donors includes costs of medical tests, stimulation medications, clinical and embryological costs. Moreover, there are expenses associated with their flight and accommodation.

  • How much does frozen donor sperm cost?

    First Egg Bank offers practical and comfortable packaging of donor semen samples: straws and vials. The price for sperm samples in straws is:

    • MOT 5 - 37 €;
    • MOT 10 - 68 €;
    • MOT 20 - 112 €;
    • MOT 30 - 180 €;
    • MOT 40 - 249 €;
    • MOT 50+ - 317 €;

    Vial - 250 €.

  • Does First Egg Bank provide any guarantee on eggs purchased from the Bank?

    First Egg Bank guarantees 80% of oocytes survival rate after thawing in partner clinics. In case this percentage is less, we may consider the option of compensation scheme implementation.

  • Why do some donors have supplemental fees?

    The search for an ideal egg donor at times may become an overwhelming and lengthy process when it seems impossible to make the final decision. Since we have the patients from all around the world we give them a possibility to choose donors of different phenotypes and appearance. Because of numerous requests we started to recruit donors from all around the globe and created an on-line catalogue of “Travelling Donors” - https://ds.first-egg-bank.com/catalog-31079/. These are the donors who can travel from their native country to your clinic and donate their eggs for fresh or frozen cycle. They receive the compensation as any other donor, but the full price also includes the payment for flight, visa fees (if needed), accommodation, food, medical screenings and agency fees.

  • Egg donors

  • How does a woman qualify to become an egg donor? (or which women are eligible to become egg donors?)

    First Egg Bank carefully screens donors before allowing them to be a part of our Donor Egg program. Our donors meet following requirements:

    • age between 18 and 36 years;
    • do not have any negative phenotypic manifestations;
    • are physically and mentally healthy;
    • no contraindications for participation in oocyte donation program;
    • absence of hereditary diseases;
    • no bad habits, addictions, alcoholism and substance abuse;
    • the information about her Medical and psychological histories, physical characteristics, motivation for donating, education, career goals, personal interests.

     

  • How are the egg donors screened?

    Thorough screening of all donors is performed, as well as their careful selection for participation in the donation program. We guarantee the highest quality of our biomaterial since it undergoes strict embryological control. Please find below the list of tests performed on the donor:

    • Blood type;
    • Chlamydia;
    • CMV IgM;
    • Pap smear;
    • Vaginal swab;
    • Cystic fibrosis;
    • Karyotyping;
    • Hepatitis B;
    • Hepatitis C;
    • T.Pallidum;
    • HIV.

     

  • Are the egg donors genetically screened?

    Basic genetic screening for each donor are cystic fibrosis and karyotyping analysis.

  • How many oocytes can we order from one donor?

    First Egg Bank provides sets of 6, 8 and 12 oocytes. In the donor catalog, the number of available oocytes is indicated on the right side of the donor picture. Usually, for successful treatment customers are recommended to order at least 8-10 oocytes.

  • How often are donors updated on the website?

    The current donor database is replenished with new donors everyday! Before the donor is added to the list of available donors, he/she undergoes the screening process. After we receive the results, the donor is immediately added to the database.

  • How to register at online egg donor catalog?

    In order to reach our online egg donor catalog, you have to follow the lin​k: https://ds.first-egg-bank.com/catalog-22402​ In the right top corner click on ""Register"" and in the window, which comes out, enter the appropriate data in the required fields. After that you will receive your login and password credentials to email address which will allow you to get the access to the whole database of egg donors. When your access to our catalogs expires, please let us know and we will prolong it for you at any time.

  • Do you have Asian Egg donors?

    First Egg Bank is proud to offer a vast choice of ethnically diverse International Travelling donors to our patients from all around the world. We can offer a wide range of donors of Asian phenotype by the link: https://ds.first-egg-bank.com/catalog-31079/. Aside from meeting all the regular requirements, all of them have:

    • Adulthood and childhood pictures.
    • Detailed genetic testing.
    • Complete medical histories and extended personal profiles.
    • Proven fertility.

    Asian egg donors are also available for fresh and frozen cycles.

  • Do you have Black Egg donors?

    First Egg Bank is proud to offer a vast variety of ethnically diverse International Travelling donors to our patients from all around the world. We can offer wide range of donors of African phenotype by the link: https://ds.first-egg-bank.com/catalog-31079/. Aside from meeting all the regular requirements, all of them have:

    • Adulthood and childhood pictures.
    • Detailed genetic testing.
    • Complete medical histories and extended personal profiles.
    • Proven fertility.

    African egg donors are also available for fresh and frozen cycles.

  • What is the difference between anonymous and non-anonymous egg donors?

    Identifiable program gives the choice for the donors to be non-anonymous. It means that all personal data of the anonymous donors is confidential (passport data, name and second name, address, ect.), but non-anonymous donors agree to disclose all the necessary personal data to the child born as a result of the use of ARTs upon his or her completion of 18 years of age

  • Do you have Open ID egg donors?

    Yes, First Egg Bank catalog includes young women who have signed the consent to become non-anonymous donors.

  • May i request additional pictures or additional profile information on a donor?

    All donors have fully completed profiles. We provide our customers with in-depth information on all of our donors’ profiles, including medical and family history. Both sperm donors' and egg donors' profiles include child and adult photos of the donor. We can provide you with additional pictures upon request, if the donor has provided us with them.

  • I want to purchase more units of my donor, but he is out of units at the moment. What do I do?

    In this case we may arrange another stimulation of the donor chosen by you. However, it will take a little bit more time for us to collect their oocytes since we have to stimulate the donor first and only after that retrieve her eggs and vitrify them.

  • I have already chosen the egg donor, what should I do next?

    Once you choose the donor, you have to make an order directly in our online catalog. The algorithm is as follows:

    • choose the donor you would like to order and click on "Select a donor";
    • depending on your choice click on "Continue selection" or "Go to Cart";
    • by clicking on "Go to cart" you reach the final stage of placing the order;
    • specify the number of oocytes to be ordered and write the comments in the blank space if needed;
    • click on "Confirm selection".

    After we receive a notification about the order performed by you, all the oocytes are booked for you immediately without possibility for anyone else to book the same donor. When the order is performed, our sales manager will contact you immediately in order to negotiate the details of the transportation of the biomaterial to the clinic of your treatment cycle.

  • Sperm donors

  • How are the sperm donors screened?

    We thoroughly select candidates for participation in our Sperm donation program due to strict complex pre-selection process based on:

    • Absence of bad habits and negative phenotypical characteristics.
    • Sperm quality.
    • Age (20-40).
    • Healthy biological child/children.
    • 3-4 generation family health history.
    • Higher education.

    All sperm donors who are available in the catalog are recruited by us and screened in compliance with requirements for sperm donation: HIV, HBV, HCV, RPR, Chlamydia, Cytomegalovirus, Trichomonas, Gonorrhea. They undergo the urological check up and are examined by a GP. All the sperm donors are karyotyped and examined for the carriage of Cystic fibrosis mutations. The most important criteria for all of our sperm donors is normospermia. In our sperm donation program, we choose men with total motility sperm (a+b) over 40%. Not less important is sperm cells ability to survive after freezing-thawing process- that is why we perform this test with all our donors.

  • Which types of units do you offer and which type do I need?

    We perform cryopreservation in two types of carriers: vials and straws. A biomaterial cryopreserved in straws is graded by MOT (MOT is short for “Motile Total”, it is quantity (million) of active progressive sperm cells per ml after thawing). In our Bank we offer straws with MOT 5/MOT10/MOT20/MOT30/MOT40/MOT50. For example, one straw with MOT 50 contains 25 million per ml active spermatozoon (50*0,5=25). Vial is a small container with the approximate volume of donor sperm sample 2,0 ml, while the straw contains 0,5 ml of donor semen. In case with vials, we guarantee minimum 5 million total motile sperm per ml after thawing, it means minimum 10 million total motile sperm after thawing of 2,0ml donor sample.

  • Do you have open ID sperm donors?

    We provide our clients with basic or extended sperm donor profile. Also, we have an option with identifiable (non-anonymous) donors. By choosing donor from this list, your baby born as a result of using donor biomaterial could be provided with the information about his or her origin, donor ID and even could meet with him (only children who reached the age of 18 could request disclosure of donor's identity)

  • What does sperm motility mean?

    Sperm count is not like your shoe size. Each reproductive clinic chooses for itself how to divide sperm by its quality. We grade our male biomaterial by motility, shortly MOT. MOT gives us the information on how many sperm cells are moving forward. MOT is counted in millions per milliliter.

  • How Many Sperm Cells Does It Take To Get Pregnant?

    In order to get pregnant, you actually need one sperm cell. Your doctor will provide you with all the information about the exact volume of the sample, or in other words how much of the donor semen you will need to perform ART procedure. Remember that self-medication may cause harm to your health.

  • Cryo shipping / Delivery

  • What are the methods of the shipment of the biological material?

    There are two main shipping methods:

    • ON-ROAD TRANSPORT IN LIQUID NITROGEN.
      The On-Road transport is a quick way of transporting samples on short and medium distances (up to 1500 km). This kind of transport prevents complications with safety checks at airports and enables better scheduling of the sample transportation. The transportation container can be completely filled with liquid nitrogen which provides an absolute stable temperature of -196 °C. This can be used in the sample vitrification technique which requires extremely fast freezing in liquid nitrogen. As samples preserved like this are of a minimum volume (in units of microliters), their exposure to temperatures above -170 °C presents a very high risk, even for a short period of time.
    • AIR TRANSPORT UNDER PRESENCE OF A SUPERVISOR.
      One of the highest risks with reproductive cells is their exposure to X-ray radiation or unauthorized handling when opening the container. To minimize these risks our supervisor accompanies your samples throughout the whole time, both on road and air transportation and ensures that no such situation occurs. The container is never handed over to any third party and our appointed supervisor accompanies your consignment at all times. All of our supervisors are trained to assess the transport conditions and prevent any damage to the samples. When transporting the cells by air, it is impossible to keep them directly in liquid nitrogen because of the strict aviation safety rules. For this purpose we use for the transportation double-wall cryo containers made by the leading manufacturer Taylor-Wharton. They contain absorption material which is filled with liquid nitrogen in advance, so that the nitrogen can be absorbed. All unabsorbed liquid nitrogen must be removed. The container is not transported in the luggage compartment, but directly on board under our continuous supervision.

     

  • What is the list of approved countries for shipping to and from?

    Our activities cover all continents of the world including Australia and Latin America. We have already performed more than 500 shipments to Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Ireland, Belgium, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kenya, Nepal, Cambodia, Ghana, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia.

  • What is the lead time between the placement of an order and delivery of the oocytes/sperm/embryos?)

    It depends on the final destination. After you complete your order, it will take 1-2 days to deliver it to South and East Europe, 3-4 days to Africa and East Asia, and about 5 days to America and Australia.

  • What is the price of cryo shipping?

    Our prices are flexible and depend on the final destination among other factors. All of our logistic managers are focused on finding a way to make it affordable for our customers.
    Please find some information below. Price per delivery of ordered gametes from FEB to partner clinics:

    • FEB - Europe: 900 -1600 €
    • FEB - Asia: 1400- 1950 €
    • FEB - USA: 2200-2700 €
    • FEB - South America: 2000-3200 €
    • FEB - Africa: 1700-2700 €
    • FEB - Australia: 2200-2700 €

    Price per private transportation:

    • Europe - Europe:1400-1790 €
    • Europe - Asia: 1950 - 2350 €
    • Europe - USA: 2700-3400 €
    • Europe - South America: 2500-3500 €
    • Europe - Africa: 2000-4000 €
    • Europe - Australia: 2700-3400 €

     

  • Do you deliver to private customers?

    We are glad to provide our services to individual patients as well. Every transportation is unique for us and we are willing to advise both the shipping and the receiving institution regarding the complicated administrative tasks.

  • What documents should I provide?

    We will help you to compile the necessary paperwork in order to perform the successful shipment. Among customs and embryological documents we will ask you to fill out the standard doc package:

    • Acceptance form - in this document the clinic agrees to accept and store the biological material of the intended patients.
    • Power of attorney - signed by a couple and notarized. This document gives a permission to the courier company to transport biological material of an intended couple.
    • Transfer act - information about the kind of biological material /quality /amount.

     

  • Which types of tanks do you use for shipment?

    MVE CryoShipper Series and Taylor Wharton CX Series "dry shippers" that comply with IATA regulations, are equipped with data loggers that record the storage temperature of the biological material. It is also possible to ship cargo in cryocube boxes.

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