Egg Donor Recipient Information

Potential egg recipients are women who have premature ovarian failure, women who are carriers of a genetic disease and women who have had a poor response to IVF using their own eggs.

Egg donation involves retrieving oocytes from a donor’s ovaries to allow women who may have had early menopause, a genetic condition, poor ovarian response, or a previous unsuccessful IVF (in vitro-fertilization) attempt, achieve a pregnancy. Donors are required to be less than 32 years old, to maximize the production of follicles that contain eggs.

All couples who wish to be considered for Donor Egg / IVF must have an initial consult with the physician. Your prior clinical history will be reviewed to determine whether this is a suitable option. It is important that your medical records be made available at the time of this consultation.

Your physician may request that certain fertility tests be performed before entering the IVF program. Also, other therapeutic options may be discussed at that time. If you would like to be evaluated for being an Egg Donor Recipient, please schedule an appointment.

We prefer that both partners be present at the time of the initial consultation if possible.

Read, download, or print the Egg Donor Recipient Handbook