Donor Egg Options

In the United States, the number of fertility treatment cycles using donor eggs has increased dramatically in the past decade with over 24,300 donor egg cycles being recorded in 2016 (2016 CDC National Summary Report). Egg donors are routinely young, healthy women under the age of 35. Women wishing to donate their eggs undergo rigorous screening before being accepted. Eggs are retrieved following standard ovarian stimulation protocol and can be used by recipient patients for fresh IVF and embryo transfer, fresh IVF and frozen embryo transfer, or stored frozen for egg banking. Frozen eggs may be selected and used by recipient patients for IVF and fresh embryo transfer or IVF and frozen embryo transfer.

Information on whether donor egg services and options would be recommended for patients is available through Viera Fertility Center. Our physicians and staff are here to provide support and information to help our patients determine their best way forward.

What are the Indications for Considering Donor Eggs?

  • Advanced Age
  • Ovarian Failure or Ovariectomy
  • Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)
  • Multiple prior IVF failures with poor embryo quality
  • Female partner is a carrier of a genetic disease

The percentage of fertility cycles performed with donor eggs increased after the age of 40. However, as noted above, there are other circumstances where the selection of a donor egg option is appropriate.

The physicians and staff at Viera Fertility Center are here to help you in every way we can. We are committed to your success.