Welcome to the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Robotic Surgery. Here you will find information regarding how to become an egg donor and who should consider using an egg donor (recipient).
Egg donors are women, usually between the ages of 18 and 29 who are willing to provide their eggs to a recipient. There are two types of egg donors; anonymous (unknown) or directed (known) donors. The donor should be of excellent health and willing to come for an initial consultation to the Center, do blood work for hormone assays, infectious disease screening, take medications that will help to develop multiple eggs in the treatment cycle and undergo egg retrieval. Once the eggs are retrieved, they are evaluated at our CAP certified lab by our embryologist. Then sperm from the intended male partner or from our sperm bank is placed around or injected into each egg by a process called in-vitro fertilization. The resulting embryos are cultured in the lab and transferred to the intended female on day 3 or day 5 after egg retrieval and the remaining embryos frozen for future cycles.
All donors, as part of their evaluation for suitability to become a donor, are tested for infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis as per the FDA guidelines free of charge. They also undergo psychometric testing as part of mental health screening.