Egg donation involves a donor selected by the recipient couple, either known or anonymous. The process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and egg donation requires that the donor take a series of injectable medications which induce the growth of multiple eggs. The eggs are removed and fertilized with the recipient's partner's sperm. The resulting embryos are then transferred to the recipient's uterus.
Basic donor qualifications include: healthy women between the ages of 21-29 with normal weight and no history of smoking or drug use. More in-depth screening is done to identify a donor’s medical and genetic history.
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Some women are unable to conceive for a variety of reasons. Women who are good candidates for egg donation include: women who have never had a period, women who stopped menstruating at an early age, women who produce few eggs or who have an elevated FSH level and women who have had multiple failed IVF cycles. Egg donation is an emotional and time intensive experience but can offer a realistic successful option for couples who want to build a family.
The most common recipients of donor eggs are women who are 40 years of age and older. Experienced IVF centers, such as The Fertility Center, have a clinical pregnancy rate of 60-70%.