About Donor Egg Cycles

Donor Egg Cycles can be used for Advanced Maternal Age & poorly functioning ovaries

Women may choose egg donation for a variety of reasons. Some women have tried to become pregnant for years without success, mainly because they do not produce good quality eggs of their own. This often includes women over the age of 40 who have failed other fertility treatment attempts.

Previous chemotherapy, ovarian surgery, premature menopause and absence of ovaries at birth are some of the reasons why ovaries are absent or function poorly. Additionally, some women carry a genetic disorder they do not want to transmit to a child.

Women may choose to use an anonymous or known egg donor.

Egg Donor Screening

We understand the decision to participate in egg donation (egg donation) is not an easy one for a couple to make. Donor egg agencies and Fort Worth Fertility require all of our recipient couples and donors have psychological counseling. All of our donors undergo formal psychological screening including an interview by a practicing psychologist.

Our egg donors should be between 21 and 32 years of age. Donor screening includes extensive medical, social, and family history.

A condensed form of the medial/social history and family history will be provided to the recipient. The donor will be screened in accordance to FDA guidelines for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia

Any additional genetic testing as determined by the physician or requested by the patient, such as cystic fibrosis, Tay Sachs, or sickle cell will be performed at an additional charge. There are risks involved in the stimulation cycle and aspiration of eggs. Therefore, Fort Worth Fertility requires the recipients clearly understand these risks. For couples using the Fort Worth Fertility donor program, we require health insurance on the donors. Donors from agencies usually require this coverage as well. In case of complications directly related to the donation, the recipient couple will be responsible for any charges the insurance does not cover.

Fort Worth Fertility allows dividing eggs between two different recipients. This allows you to have a reduced fee with still an excellent chance of conception. There is the chance the donor may respond poorly to the initial stimulation treatment. We will monitor her progress closely. If it appears conditions are sub-optimal, the cycle will be cancelled and a new cycle can be initiated with an alternative treatment plan.

Did You Know?

Fort Worth Fertility has the only free standing IVF lab in Fort Worth.