Donor Egg


The use of donor eggs has become more common in the last two decades, with nearly 25% of IVF-conceived children involving donor eggs. While most treatments use anonymous donors, some opt for family or friend donations (directed egg donation). Regardless of the source, all egg donors undergo thorough screening, covering medical history, physical exams, infectious disease testing, genetics, and psychological evaluations.

Common Reasons For The Use Of Donor Eggs Include:

  • Poor ovarian reserve
  • Menopause or premature ovarian failure’
  • Prior surgical removal of the ovaries
  • A genetic disease in the female or her family
  • Single man, gay male couple, or transgender patient
  • Prior IVF treatments with no viable embryos

Island Reproductive Services has a comprehensive donor egg program with different options.

Fresh Donor Eggs

Fresh donor eggs allow for the most optimal pregnancy rates by creating embryos immediately after eggs are retrieved.

Fresh Shared Donor Eggs

By sharing eggs with another recipient, you can reduce the cost of treatment and minimize excess embryos.

Frozen Donor Eggs

Frozen eggs can be a popular choice since the eggs are already available and ready to go. Treatment can be started very quickly.

Allow us to help guide you through the egg donor process. Are you interested in the use of an egg donor or becoming one yourself? Fill out our form to request a consultation!

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