The use of donor eggs has become more common over the past 2 decades. Almost 25% of all children conceived from IVF are through the use of donor eggs. Although most donor egg treatments involve anonymous egg donors, some patients choose to have a family member or friend donate their eggs (directed egg donation). Regardless of the source, egg donors are screened in an appropriate fashion. Screening includes history and physical exam, infectious disease and medical testing, genetic testing, and psychological evaluation.
Common reasons for the use of donor egg include:
- Poor ovarian reserve
- Menopause or premature ovarian failure
- Prior surgical removal of the ovaries
- Prior IVF treatments with no viable embryos
- A genetic disease in the female or her family
- Single man, gay male couple, or transgender patient
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 this process. Each of these options may be an excellent way for you to start or grow your family. Our donor egg program is coordinated by a select team to ensure seemless care. If you are a current or new patient and would like more information, please contact our donor team by emailing Dr. Traub at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a potential egg donor and would like to understand the egg donor process, please contact our egg donor coordinator directly.