Donate Fertility Medicine

From egg freezing to IVF, fertility treatment is a big physical, emotional, and financial investment. The cost of medicine shouldn’t be a barrier for individuals and families along the way — not when there’s a way to donate extra unused medicine to others in the fertility community. SIRUM can help.

The Problem

A single egg freezing cycle can cost between $10,000-$15,000. A single IVF cycle can cost between $15,000-$30,000. The medications needed to regulate hormones and stimulate cycles can cost up to 35% by themselves.

Far too often, fertility treatments and medicine aren’t covered by insurance. Those seeking to grow their families or preserve their fertility face big bills, on top of an already high emotional toll. This financial burden makes journeys even more of a struggle, and sometimes keeps them completely out of reach.

It shouldn’t be this way. But there’s something we can do about it, especially when it comes to medicine.

Our Solution

While some families struggle with the high costs of fertility injections and pills, many other patients have perfectly good, unopened medicine leftover from their cycle. This expensive medicine shouldn’t go to waste when so many others crave access.

We know donation of fertility medicine happens every day behind the scenes in local communities and online forums. SIRUM offers a way to get surplus fertility medicine into the hands of others – safely, legally, and at scale. We are drug donation experts and the nation’s biggest redistributor of surplus medicine, making sure that every pill gets put to good use.

Do you have unused, surplus fertility medicine from your IVF cycle or egg freezing cycle? We can help you pay it forward, whether it’s one leftover vial or ten. When it comes to the medicine that can help change a family’s journey, every bit counts.

Spotlight

We’re currently looking for donations of Menopur, which stimulates follicle growth and costs $200+ per vial. It is a prescribed injectable, and packaged together with sodium chloride, syringes, and other supplies needed for safe injection. Menopur does not require refrigeration.

How It Works

1

Collect your extra medicine
Gather your unopened, unused fertility medicine and inventory how much you have and when it expires.

3

We send you a donation kit for free.
We’ll send you the supplies and shipping label you need to box your donation up, so all you have to do is drop it off at the nearest FedEx, UPS or USPS location. 

4

SIRUM handles the rest.
We’ll generate records for you, and make sure your donation gets to where it’s needed.

5

Everyone benefits.
Another member of the fertility community gets access to the medicine they need to preserve their fertility or build their family.

Get Started

About SIRUM

SIRUM is a nonprofit that has 10+ years of experience with medicine donation and is an expert on drug donation policy and practice. Since our founding, our team has facilitated the donation of medicine worth $235M+ — the equivalent of 2M prescriptions for everything from heart disease to diabetes to mental health. 

Why Donate through SIRUM?

Pay It Forward

Extend the benefit of the medicine you already have, and help a fellow community member continue their fertility journey.

Feel complete confidence.

We are national drug donation experts, and know the ins and outs of the policies that govern prescription donation and provide liability protection. You can donate with complete confidence.

Help the environment.

Most unused medicine ends up getting destroyed, polluting our environment. SIRUM’s drug redistribution and recycling program has been commended by the EPA and USAID.

FAQs

Getting Started

We are available by live chat between 9:30 am - 9 pm Eastern time, 7 days a week. If you prefer to speak with us over the phone, you can also reach us at (650) 285-3455.

Yes, donating unopened, unexpired fertility medicine is free! SIRUM covers the cost of shipping your donation through this special initiative.

How It Works

SIRUM can currently facilitate the donation of any medication that is unopened/sealed, non-refrigerated, and 5+ months away from expiration.

Donated medicine must have a tamper-evident seal around the medication. For example, Menopur donations must still have plastic seals intact on each vial.

We can accept donations of supplies related to fertility medicine, including syringes, needles, alcohol pads, rubbing alcohol, gauze pads, and sharps containers. These items must be sealed/unopened and 5+ months away from expiration.

Expired medication is not eligible for donation. We ask individuals to ensure their medication is 5+ months away from expiration. For organizations donating, most donations need to be 6+ months from expiration.

Your donation goes to trusted community partners, such as licensed pharmacies and healthcare providers who can give donated medicine to patients who have a valid prescription.

Compliance

Yes. Donating fertility medicine through SIRUM is legal. SIRUM works under each state’s Good Samaritan Laws for Drug Donation. We are the nation's leading expert on drug donation laws and regulations. Donations through SIRUM go to a licensed pharmacy or healthcare provider, who can legally give the donated medicine to patient(s) with a valid prescription. This donation process provides liability protection for medicine donors.

SIRUM takes patient privacy and confidentiality seriously.  We encourage individuals to remove personal patient information before donating medicine. You can remove patient information by peeling off the label or crossing it out with a permanent marker, but ensure that the drug name, expiration date, prescription date, quantity, and other drug-related information remain visible on the container.

Need Help?

We're happy to get you the info you need! Reach out to us via chat or phone if you have questions about donating or receiving surplus fertility medicine. 

If you're a fertility clinic or group interested in partnership, get in touch with us below and we'll be in touch.
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