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Egg-ceptional Choices: When to Start Thinking About Egg Donation

Egg donor requirements

Today, numerous women face diverse circumstances that lead them to consider egg donation as a pathway to conception. This process involves an anonymous or open donation of oocytes, which are subsequently fertilized with a partner’s sperm and transferred to a recipient for gestation. The popularity of egg donation has surged due to higher success rates compared to IVF cycles using female patients’ genetic oocytes. Moreover, it fosters a biological, as well as developmental, connection within families, as donor eggs are fertilized with the male partner’s sperm and gestated in the female carrier’s uterus, mirroring the natural conception experience.

Egg donation stands as a highly successful option for female

patients facing:

• Age-related infertility• Hormonal irregularities that inhibit normal egg production

• Genetic disease affecting egg suitability

• Challenges in responding to fertility medication

• Lack of success using other assisted reproductive technologies for a significant period of time

This includes:

• Women experiencing premature menopause in their teens or twenties, presenting a unique challenge, disrupting family planning expectations.

• Those experiencing premature ovarian failure, whether due to inherent conditions like Turner’s Syndrome or premature menopause.

• Other women, although possessing active ovaries, may require donated eggs due to conditions like ovarian damage from surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy or may face the risk of passing on inheritable genetic disorders, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or Hemophilia, and choose egg donation to increase the likelihood of having unaffected children.

• In certain cases, women may turn to egg donation because of repeated failures in responding to ovarian stimulation during IVF programs, poor egg or embryo quality, fertilization challenges, a history of recurrent miscarriage, or difficulties with other assisted reproductive technologies.Our programs are carefully crafted to cater to the unique needs of female patients in these groups, adhering to legislative recommendations and the highest standards of medical care and treatment. Importantly, our approach to donor recruitment is distinct—we do not actively advertise or solicit egg donors. All

donors in our program have sought us out through their own diligence and research, while we ensure they are sufficiently mature, and well-informed about the donation process from start to finish.

If you are considering our egg donation program to build your family, we are here to support and guide you

If you are considering giving the gift of family as a potential egg donor, please complete this form and let us know!



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