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Egg Donation

Today, it is possible for a woman to become pregnant even after the time her ovaries are incapable of producing eggs thanks to egg donation.

Patients (recipients) who can benefit from the donation of oocytes (eggs) from a healthy, fertile donor are those who lack ovarian function secondary to ovarian failure, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, genetic diseases, and women who have resistance to ovarian stimulation due to severe diminished ovarian reserve.

In the past, these women would simply have no alternative to become pregnant.

Now, an oocyte donor can receive ovarian stimulation with medications and have these eggs retrieved, mixed with the recipient’s partner’s sperm in the laboratory, and the resulting embryos are transferred to the recipient. Egg donation has truly made more pregnancies a reality. 

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Reproductive Egg Assistance Center for Hope

woman-1148923_640Many women are blessed with the miracle of having their own child. A small percentage of women, due to ovarian dysfunction, are unable to experience the joy of a pregnancy due to ovarian dysfunction.

Our Reproductive Egg Assistance Center for Hope, or REACH, provides the opportunity for women with ovarian problems to receive eggs generously donated by other healthy women. Through assisted reproductive technology (ART), a donating woman receives medication to stimulate her ovaries, and then provides her eggs through a minor procedure while under sedation. After fertilization in the laboratory, the recipient woman receives a select number of embryos into her uterus for a potential pregnancy.

Candidates for Reproductive Egg Donation FAQs

Are you curious if you are a candidate for reproductive egg donation? Click each question below to find answers to some of our most common questions.

Recipients of egg donations are typically women under the age of 50. Women over age 50 will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of our knowledgeable IVF experts. Candidates should also have no prior health issues.
The process of an egg recipient cycle begins with the recipient using medications to control their menstrual cycle, if applicable. This will be followed by estrogen patches for several days to stimulate the uterine lining to grow and prepare to receive the embryo. Once the recipient’s uterine lining has grown to the appropriate thickness, she begins using progesterone vaginal gel. The embryo transfer takes place 3-5 days later by the physician gently placing them into the uterus using a soft pliable catheter under ultrasound guidance. A pregnancy test is performed approximately ten days later.
The egg donation matching process is very personal and is often based on similarities in appearance, common blood type, ethnicity, and the personality of the donor, all contingent on the discretion of the recipient. The physician and IVF nurse coordinator will help facilitate the process. Donors and recipients can be either anonymous or known (such as with one family member donating for another).

A variety of screening tests are performed on donors. Some of the most common include:

  • Ultrasound monitoring and blood hormone testing is necessary 5-6 days prior to egg retrieval
  • Blood screening for egg donors are required for infectious disease, including HIV and blood type
  • Meeting with a Fertility CARE doctor for an interview and to review medical records, undergo a physical exam, and a full explanation of procedures and associated risks
  • A meeting with a mental health counselor or psychologist for an interview and to allow an opportunity to discuss all aspects of egg donation

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The IVF Center – Why Fertility Care is Unique

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At Fertility CARE we recognize the process of IVF can at times be overwhelming.

To address this issue, we have an IVF Nurse available 24/7 to answer questions, guide you through the process, and provide emotional support. We also offer a Reproductive Health Psychologist to help couples develop their best coping strategies along their journey.

Success of the IVF Program at Fertility CARE is due to our scientific and technological excellence coupled with our compassionate and highly personalized approach to patient care.

Fertility CARE is committed to each couple’s success by providing individualized and supportive care along the way. We consider each couple part of our family as we attempt to help them create their own.

What our Patients are Saying

“I had the privilege having my treatment with Dr. Trolice, he is an excellent Dr., his staff are the best.”

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“We can’t thank Dr. Trolice and Fertility CARE enough for this compassion and expert care. when we felt lost from misinformation from other doctors, Dr. Trolice guided us and gave us hope again.”

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“After struggling with infertility and feeling hopeless, Dr. Trolice quickly comforted us and provided outstanding care. He is compassionate and committed so I felt we were in excellent hands.”

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