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Egg Donor Recipient

Become an Egg Donor Recipient

The decision to proceed with in vitro fertilization (IVF) using donor eggs is a highly personal and sometimes daunting decision. At Atlantic Reproductive, we are committed to taking the time to help you make this transition as easy as possible and to help you make decisions that are tailored to your own personal situation and beliefs. There are many factors to consider, including a host of therapeutic options, chances of success for each, and the impact of pursuing each on your quality of life, risks, and costs that can be measured in terms of dollars, time, and stress.

Our highly experienced Third-Party team will help you navigate this part of your life and find the right path for you and your family.

Is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with Eggs from a Donor Right for You?

Some of the reasons that a person may choose to ask for eggs from a donor to help them have a child are listed below:

  • Insufficient egg supply
    • Reasons include age, chemotherapy or radiation, surgery, or medical illness
  • Desire to prevent transmission of a genetic condition
  • Failure to conceive with in vitro fertilization with own eggs
  • In combination with an in vitro fertilization cycle that treats the absence of eggs, sperm, or uterus

FAQs from Egg Donor Recipients

Who are egg donors?

Egg donors can be anonymous or known and managed through egg donor agencies. Anonymous egg donors are healthy women between ages 21 and 31 who do not smoke and want to give the gift of life to those faced with infertility. Once a woman applies to be an egg donor, she undergoes extensive medical, psychological, genetic, and infectious disease screening.

How are donors screened?

  • Medical Questionnaire
  • Physical Exam
  • Consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinologist
  • Psychological Testing & Evaluation
  • Infectious Disease & Genetic Testing


What will I know about my egg donor?

Once a donor has passed our testing, she can be matched with a waiting recipient. You will be able to see our available donors through our egg donor database. Information provided includes age, height, hair color, eye color, the highest level of education, the field of study, a vignette written by a psychologist, and the donor and her family’s medical histories. You will also be able to see childhood and adult photos. 

If you are interested in working with one of our donors, contact our Third-Party Director today.  We proudly serve patients throughout Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, and throughout the country.

Atlantic Shared Beginnings is our  preferred in-house donor agency that offers unique programs that uses donor eggs and your choice of partner sperm or donor sperm to create your embryos.

Third-Party Reproduction Services

Egg Donor Recipient

Egg Donor Recipient

The decision to proceed with in vitro fertilization (IVF) using donor eggs is a highly personal and sometimes daunting decision.

Embryo Donor

Embryo Donor Recipient

Are you interested in high-quality donor egg/donor sperm embryos? We have a specialized in-house agency that helps grow families with high-quality donor embryos. Learn more on our Embryo Donor Recipient page.

Sperm Donor

Sperm Donor Recipient

Atlantic Reproductive works with preferred sperm banks that can provide sperm from a quality donor in order to fertilize an egg.

Become a Gestational Carrier

Gestational Carrier

A gestational carrier carries a child through birth for a person or couple via IVF.  Atlantic Reproductive can provide recommendations on gestational carrier agencies in the Raleigh area and beyond. Atlantic’s Third Party team is experienced in working with gestational carrier cycles.

Egg Donors

Become An Egg Donor

The donation of an egg requires the ovum from a female. This egg can be used for in vitro fertilization. If you are interested in becoming an egg donor, please register with Atlantic Reproductive on our Egg Donor page.