What is donor egg: eggs donated from a woman who does not intend to be a parent of any resulting children. There are different types of donor egg:
- anonymous: donor is not known to the person or couple using the egg, while medical and social information is provided by the donor agency, egg bank, or physician’s office, the donor’s identifying information is not.
- open/identity release: donor is not known to the person or couple using the egg, like anonymous donors, medical and social information is provided to the users by the donor agency, egg bank, or physician’s office, but the donor has agreed to release identifying information to any resulting children when they turn 18.
- directed: donor is known to the person or couple using the egg, typically a friend or family member, the donor is not a sexually intimate partner and does not intend to be a parent. Comprehensive testing is required for directed egg donors.
Why would you use donor eggs:
- ovarian or egg related female infertility
- age related female infertility
- genetic disease or condition
- you have tried unsuccessfully with your own or your partner’s eggs
- you or your partner don’t have eggs
Where do you get donor eggs:
- your physician may have egg donors who provide donor eggs
- an egg bank
- an egg donor agency
- a friend or relative