Similar to in vitro fertilization (IVF), the egg (oocyte) donation process is a method of assisted reproduction that allows a woman with healthy, fertile eggs to donate her eggs to other aspiring parents.
Egg donation involves harvesting eggs from the ovary of a donor, fertilizing them with the sperm of a patient, a patient’s partner or sperm donor, and subsequently, transferring the developing embryo(s) into the recipient’s uterus. A resulting pregnancy will be genetically related to the intended father or sperm donor, and carried by the intended mother or gestational carrier.
Having a child with the help of an egg donor offers the possibility of parenthood to men and women who cannot conceive on their own.
Donor eggs may be suitable for women who have a uterus but have poor quality or a low quantity of eggs (diminished ovarian reserve)
Male/male couples may use an egg donor along with a gestational carrier
IVFMD is proud to have a flourishing egg donation program, led by a dedicated team of reproductive endocrinologists and staff that provide individualized management and personalized care of all donors and recipients from the start to the finish of their treatment cycle. As a verified clinic by The World Egg Bank, we offer a wide variety of egg donors to choose from. Please click here to learn more.
Cost should not prevent you from pursuing this program as a means of achieving your dream of parenthood. We offer various programs at highly competitive rates, which include full egg donation cycles, as well as our embryo donation program. Part of our success is due to our team’s ability to select and match only the highest quality egg donors from the pool of young women available in Florida.
How will I know if I need an egg donor?
As a woman ages and the amount of potential problems with eggs increases, diagnostic tests can be used to help estimate “ovarian aging” by measuring two blood hormones: Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). An older woman or one exhibiting premature ovarian aging may consider the use of donor eggs.
What evaluations do potential donor egg recipients undergo?
Both you and your partner (if applicable) need to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, the female needs a full evaluation of her uterine lining, while the male will require a semen analysis and semen culture. Finally, any female or male patient utilizing an egg donor will be required to meet with our psychologist.
Who can donate her eggs?
IVFMD requires extensive testing and evaluations for any woman interested in donating her eggs. You can learn more about IVFMD’s egg donation program and criteria here.