Choosing egg donation
Picking your egg donor can be an emotional and weighty decision, which is why your doctor will evaluate your fertility before recommending this service. Your doctor and nurses will assess your health, prior fertility treatments and age to determine if egg donation is a viable option for you.
Donor candidates are physician reviewed to ensure suitability from a medical standpoint, and to screen for genetic and psychological health issues so your baby will be healthy and happy. Our egg donor program can help you find the perfect match. We are also happy to refer you to outside programs so you can compare all possible options.
Good candidates to receive egg donation
Egg donations are a wonderful service for:
- Women struggling with low or no egg production
- Women with poor egg quality
- Same-sex male couples and single males
The egg donation process
When using donated eggs, the only difference from a traditional IVF cycle is that the donor undergoes the egg retrieval instead of the intended parent. After the eggs have been developed into embryos, one is transferred into the womb of the intended parent or surrogate to adhere to the lining of her uterus.
Choosing between fresh and frozen egg donation
Depending on your fertility goals, you can choose if you want to receive a fresh or frozen egg donation transfer. During a fresh transfer, the patient undergoes endometrial preparation while the donor undergoes ovulation stimulation. Alternatively, in a frozen transfer, the patient receives embryos that have been previously frozen until the patient decides the time is right for transfer.