Pacific Fertility Egg Bank

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September 21, 2017

This past August marked the 5th anniversary of the Pacific Fertility Egg Bank (PFEB). Today, as always, our vision remains that of broadening access and options for patients who want to expand their families by using donor eggs. To that end, last year we transitioned our program away from offering a guarantee of two Day-3 embryos to a guarantee of two cryopreserved blastocyst embryos. This helps maximize the chance of pregnancy success, and it is one of the most compelling guarantees for intended parents looking to use frozen donor eggs.

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June 15, 2017

San Francisco, CA – June 15, 2017 – PFC’s Pacific Fertility Egg Bank (PFEB) celebrated a milestone this spring when the 100th baby was born through its donor egg bank program. This progress mirrors a growth in the use of frozen donor eggs nationally. According to the the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), there’s been a 34 percent increase in embryo transfers using frozen donor eggs from 2013 to 2015, the most recent year of statistics available.

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September 13, 2016

Since the opening of the Pacific Fertility Egg Bank (PFEB) in August of 2012, we have continually looked for ways to be more successful and to make the process easier and more efficient for our patients. When PFEB first opened, we offered patients an embryo guarantee of two Day-3 embryos. Now, with 4 years of operational experience, and many more years of vitrification (freezing) experience under our belts, we recently transitioned our program from a “Day-3 embryo guarantee” to a “Blastocyst embryo guarantee.” Here are a few of the specific benefits of the new blastocyst embryo program.

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September 18, 2015

As Pacific Fertility Egg Bank (PFEB) marked its third anniversary in August, we found much to celebrate. Our vision remains that of broadening access for patients who want to expand their families by using donor eggs. To that end, we recently celebrated our 100th embryo transfer and 45th birth, and are expectantly awaiting delivery of several more. In addition, we have also grown the number of donors available for selection as requests for frozen donor eggs increase.

Our anniversary also coincides with a widely publicized national report comparing the success rates of fresh and frozen donor egg cycles—a report that has had the media abuzz with considerable commentary, some just a bit misleading.

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February 20, 2015

San Francisco, CA – February 20, 2015 – On February 2, 2015, the Pacific Fertility Egg Bank celebrated its 100th embryo transfer, reaching a significant juncture in the history of the bank, which opened in August of 2012, making it the first freestanding egg bank in Northern California. “This has been a labor of love,” said Daragh Castenada, program director of PFC’s Egg Donor Agency and the Pacific Fertility Egg Bank. “We’re all incredibly excited about this milestone.”

In 2007, PFC was among the first to begin using new egg-freezing technology (vitrification), which paved the way for the launch of its frozen donor egg bank. However, it first spent several years refining laboratory techniques to ensure the best of outcomes for patients.