Donor Egg

Donor Eggs

Just as there are many reasons why couples or individuals may require use of donor sperm in order to build their family, there are numerous reasons why a donor egg may be considered. Women with serious genetic conditions that they do not wish to pass on to their offspring may desire to consider an egg donor. Women whose own ovarian reserve is diminished due to age, exposure to chemotherapy or radiation, autoimmune conditions, or other causes can find that their chances of conceiving improve dramatically with use of a donor egg. Gay male couples may choose to utilize both an egg donor and a gestational carrier as a means to have a child.

Egg donors are young, healthy women who are carefully screened both for infectious disease and for inherited conditions. They complete a detailed psychological examination, family and personal medical history review, and physical exam. We aim to recruit an ethnically diverse pool of donors to ensure that our patients will be able to select a donor who is a good match for them.

If selected, the egg donor will undergo the preparation, stimulation, and retrieval portion of an IVF cycle. The collected eggs will then be fertilized with the intended father's sperm and the resulting embryos transferred to the uterus of the intended mother or the gestational carrier. Extra embryos or egg cells may be frozen for future use.

If you are a healthy, non-smoking young woman under 32 years of age and interested in helping others achieve their dreams of having a baby by being an egg donor, please contact Martina at 757-496-5370 or msurrency@thenewhopecenter.com.