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, as well as the impact of pursuing each on your quality of life, risks, and costs that can be measured in terms of dollars, time and stress.
Together, our Raleigh-Durham doctors and endocrinologists will help you navigate through this part of your life and find the right path for you and your family.
Is Raleigh-Durham 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 is treating absence of eggs, sperm, or uterus
FAQs from Egg Donor Recipients
Who are egg donors?
Egg donors can be anonymous or known, all of which is managed through egg donor banks. Anonymous egg donors are healthy women between age 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 will go through 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 becomes available to be matched with a waiting recipient. You will be able to see our available donors through the patient portal. Information provided includes: age, height, hair color, eye color, highest level of education, field of study, a vignette written by a psychologist and the donor and her family’s medical histories. What’s more, childhood pictures are available at the office.
If you are interested in working with one of our donors, contact the doctors of Raleigh-Durham’s Atlantic Reproductive today. Once you express an interest in being an egg recipient, we will put you on our recipient list. We proudly serve patients throughout Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville and beyond.