AEB works with Aspire Fertility Houston to provide all its medical services. Aspire Houston is one of the premier infertility clinics in the US, with multiple locations in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area. It is also a proud member of The Prelude Network, which is a network of top-tier fertility centers across the US.
Registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an establishment that engages in the manufacture of human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products, we follow all FDA screening protocols for egg donor and surrogate arrangements. We are regularly inspected by FDA auditors with published results. We believe this is one more way to offer our clients assurance that their arrangement will meet the highest professional standards.
EXTENSIVE DONOR SCREENING:
All donors in the AEB program undergo an extensive multi-level screening based on both objective and subjective standards. The screening process has been designed to satisfy both FDA rules, guidelines of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, and our own proprietary criteria. Donors in our frozen egg program will have completed their psychological screening prior to making their donation. Donors in our fresh egg program will have either completed their psychological screening or are “pending”, in which case psychological screening will be completed prior to match and only medical screening by your doctor will remain.
FROZEN DONOR EGG BANK:
American Egg Bank frozen egg program has pre-screened frozen donor eggs available for our clients. This means that you can create your embryos in a matter of days rather than months and you will avoid the delay and uncertainty that comes with a “fresh” donor cycle. Using frozen eggs can also be less expensive than a fresh donor cycle.
The IRS has issued private guidance that all of the fees (including agency and donor fees) for egg donation programs will qualify as medical expenses for federal income tax purposes and as medical care expenses under a flexible spending account. You should consult with your tax advisor to determine whether these fees would be tax deductible in your particular circumstances.