Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago ivf

Egg Donation Cost - full money back guarantee pricing option

Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
Donor Egg Specialist Clinic

$39,000 covers up to 4 fresh donor egg cycles

- and all associated frozen transfer cycles -

(plus $7,400 to $9,400 in nonrefundable donor charges per fresh cycle)

Most money back plans only cover 3 fresh attempts

100% of $39,000 fee refunded if you do not have a live birth
See details below

Our list of currently available egg donors
Our egg donation success rates
  • There are few treatments that have such a clearly identifiable outcome as IVF does - a baby is born or not. This allows the possibility of outcome-based fee schedules.
  • We offer a pricing option with a 100% refund of the IVF fee (medications not included) if you do not deliver a baby.
  • Some centers have a guarantee plan that allow only 3 attempts using fresh embryos. Our program gives the couple up to 4 cycles with fresh embryos - plus any and all associated frozen embryo transfer cycles.
  • IVF clinics must be confident of their success rates in order to offer a guarantee.
  • We are not the only program with high pregnancy rates. However, some programs with good success rates have high fees.
  • We offer the unusual combination of high success rates and reasonable fees - making our program one of the most cost-effective in the country.

All infertile couples considering in vitro fertilization or egg donation services should compare success rates and costs before choosing an IVF clinic (see the section below).

Some programs charging $30,000-40,000 per cycle (with no guarantee) for egg donation reported success rates well below the national average.

SART and the CDC report annually to the public on IVF clinic success rates. This information allows consumers needing IVF treatments to compare (and validate) success rates from all reputable IVF and egg donation clinics.

In 2019, SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology) released clinic-specific IVF program success rates for 2017 cycles.

Go to the SART site to check 2017 IVF success rates

Go to the CDC site to check any IVF clinic's success rates for 2015 (or before that)

Details about our 100% money-back cost plan for egg donation

  • The program includes as many as four ovarian stimulation cycles leading to an egg retrieval (plus any associated frozen embryo transfer cycles)
  • Each ovarian stimulation and fresh embryo transfer cycle can possibly result in leftover embryos for freezing for later use. There could be one, and sometimes more than one frozen embryo transfer cycle(s).
  • The program is considered successful if it results in the birth of a live infant.
  • The couple is due a 100% refund of the $39,000 fee if a live birth does not result.
  • More details below
Using Donor Eggs (Donors under age 33)
Single cycle of donor egg cost

One donor for each recipient

Egg Donation Shared Risk Plan

One donor for each recipient

Refundable portion $37,000 refundable (80%)
Details - Egg Donation Shared Risk
Non-refundable portion for duration of risk-sharing $7,400 to $9,400 non-refundable (20%)
Additional non-refundable portion per attempt with fresh donor eggs Donor fee ($7,000 to $9,000) + donor insurance fee ($400) = $7,400 to $9,400
100% Refund Plan with donor eggs

One donor for each recipient

Refundable portion $39,000 fully refunded if no live birth achieved
See details below
Additional non-refundable portion per attempt with fresh donor eggs Donor fee ($7,000 to $9,000) + donor insurance fee ($400) = $7,400 to $9,400

Program Eligibility (using donor eggs)*

To qualify for our refund plans using donor eggs, a couple needs to meet the following requirements:

Tests needed to qualify:

  1. Ultrasound to document that the uterus is normal and that the uterine lining will reach a minimum thickness of 7.0 mm (cost is $250).
  2. Office hysteroscopy and mock embryo transfer to see if the uterine cavity is normal (cost is $500).
  • The female partner must be 49 or younger and be able to finish the program by age 50.
  • Couples that have failed 2 or more cycles using fresh donor eggs are not eligible.
  • The female partner must be a non-smoker in order to be eligible for the guarantee. We will accept a smoker if she quits entirely by 30 days prior to the start of medications. This is documented with urine and/or blood tests.
  • Women that are significantly overweight (Body Mass Index over 35) are not eligible.
  • Women that are significantly underweight (Body Mass Index under 19) are not eligible.
  • Women with a hydrosalpinx are not eligible. However, they can have the hydrosalpinx surgically removed and then could qualify.
  • If egg donation has been attempted previously, copies of recipient lining prep records and embryology records must be submitted to us for review.
  • The male must have over 100,000 motile sperm in his ejaculate.
  • The couple must be willing to have ICSI and freeze any leftover viable embryos (frozen embryos are always used before another fresh).

*We reserve the right to approve or deny entry to our guarantees on a case by case basis.

Program Terms

  • The program fee is $39,000. Each fresh cycle also will incur an additional $7,400 in nonrefundable donor charges.
  • If, after up to 4 completed fresh egg donation cycles no live birth has resulted (and any frozen embryos have been transferred), the full fee ($39,000) will be returned.
  • If you get pregnant and have a baby, we keep the entire fee.

We reserve the right to terminate the patient's participation after each completed cycle (very rare). Likewise, the couple has the right to terminate its participation after each completed cycle (after all fresh and frozen embryos have been transferred).

  • If our center terminates the couple's 100% refund plan early (before the completion of all 4 fresh IVF attempts), the full 100% refund will be returned.
  • If the couple quits the program before they complete all 4 fresh egg donation cycles, the refund will be dependent on how many cycles are completed.

The program must be completed within 24 months from the day of the first egg retrieval. As indicated earlier, each cycle corresponds to an ovarian stimulation of a donor followed by the aspiration of the donor's eggs, fertilization in the embryology lab and then transfer of embryos.

If pregnancy is not achieved, the couple will usually speak with the physician to discuss a frozen embryo transfer, or a repeat fresh egg donation cycle (after all frozen embryos have been transferred).

Included services:

  • Egg retrieval
  • Fertilization
  • All IVF laboratory services
  • ICSI
  • Assisted hatching if indicated
  • Embryo transfer
  • Embryo cryopreservation (freezing) and storage of frozen embryos for up to 12 months

Excluded services:

  • Prescreening tests on recipient woman and her male partner
  • Medications for both donor and recipient
  • Consultations with the physician
  • Pregnancy testing and pregnancy monitoring
  • Embryo storage beyond the first 12 months
  • Frozen embryo storage after you deliver a baby. We begin charging a monthly storage fee when you deliver the baby - or you can transfer those embryos to ReproTech for long term storage at lower fees.
  • Any frozen embryo transfer cycles done with remaining embryos after the birth of a baby. These are billed on a fee for service basis.

Medication Costs:

Donor medication costs are additional and usually cost about $2000-4000 for the egg donor. Some donors will require higher doses of medications to stimulate sufficient egg production. Higher doses means increased medication cost. The recipient woman will also need medications which usually cost about $400-1000.

Other donor egg pricing options

Shared Risk Plan with fresh donor eggs

Single cycle plan with fresh donor eggs

Single cycle plan with frozen donor eggs

Money back guarantee plans with frozen donor eggs

Be a recipient of donor eggs from out of town - it can be done with one trip here


Information provided by and last updated on (1/07/2019) by: Michelle Catenacci, MD

Dr. Catenacci joined the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago in 2012 and is our medical director. She is board-certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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4920 N. Central Ave
Suite 2C

Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: (773) 794-1818
Fax: (773) 794-1819

30 Tower Court
Suite F
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: (847) 662-1818
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820 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rte 176)
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: (815) 356-1818
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