In egg share IVF, how are the eggs shared out?

  • If six or more intact eggs are collected, the egg donor shares her eggs with the recipient. If an even number of eggs is collected, both receive half. If an odd number is collected the extra egg is kept by the egg donor.
  • If the egg donor producers five or less eggs, splitting the number will not give either the donor or recipient a good chance of pregnancy, in which case there are two options:
    • The egg donor gives the recipient all the eggs and is then able to go through another cycle and keep all of her eggs from this second attempt at no additional charge
    • The egg donor keeps all of the collected eggs and has no additional charge

Trinidad & Tobago IVF & Fertility Centre makes every effort to ensure a good response from the egg donor, but cannot guarantee that the minimum number of eggs will be retrieved.