New York, NY
Every patient experiences the egg retrieval process differently. For this procedure, you will be under general anesthesia while your eggs are retrieved by a physician, and may experience some discomfort afterwards. Most individuals are able to return to work the next day, while others may need additional time to recover.
You are eligible to donate up to six times in a lifetime, as long as you have been approved by our embryologist to return for additional donation cycles.
No, the egg donation process has no impact on future fertility.
Yes, you can donate your eggs even if your tubes are tied as the fallopian tubes are not involved in the retrieval process, just the ovaries.
Yes. The medications that are administered work best for individuals within a certain weight range.
Egg Donor candidates must be between 21-30 years of age. Once you complete the online application, our Egg Donation team will schedule an appointment to evaluate your overall and reproductive health, genetic history, and psychological stability (all testing is provided at no charge to you). Egg Donors must be physically and emotionally healthy, provide complete medical history on biological family members, and be a nonsmoker with no history of substance abuse. All donors who pass screening meet FDA standards.
The medications used to stimulate egg development are mostly natural hormones already found in your body. These include Gonadotropin and Follicle Stimulating Hormone.