Who needs an Egg Donor?
CFC works with many clients, who are needing to use Egg Donors to help them build their families. The following conditions or situations are typical candidates for donor eggs:
- Early menopause or premature ovarian failure (POF)
- Extremely poor egg quality
- History of genetic disease
- Ovaries do not respond to stimulation
- Hormonal imbalance
- Over the age of 40
- Same sex male couples, who are also using a Gestational carrier
- Single male who will be using a Gestational carrier
What is the process for selecting an egg donor?
The first step is to decide the characteristics you prefer are looking for in an egg donor- including, Education, Appearance, Race, Religion.The egg donor could be a family member, friend, or someone anonymous. Any potential egg donor should be screened as follows:
- History of genetic/hereditary diseases
- Medical history
- Physical examination
- Psychological screening
- Testing for sexually transmitted infections
- Screening for drug/nicotine use
What is the medical process for the egg donor?
The egg donor will experience ovary stimulation using the same medications that a woman would use to stimulate her own egg development during in vitro fertilization. Ovulation induction will be done using a combination of medications. These medications will help prevent ovulation from occurring too early and also help stimulate the production of multiple eggs in the ovary.The donor will be monitored through ultrasound and blood work to determine when her follicles have developed. The hormone hCG is then administered and the eggs are retrieved about two days later. The donor has committed to this process for the last couple of months.
What is the process for the recipient couple?
Ideally, the recipient