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Donor Eggs

What is egg donation?

Egg donation is a fertility treatment option for people who for various reasons are unable to become pregnant using their own eggs.

The use of donor eggs has become much more common, particularly in those over 40 years of age. This procedure has a very high success rate and it gives many people the ability to carry and deliver a child when they otherwise would have been unable to do so.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT

If you are using a known egg donor, the donor will undergo an IVF cycle (medication to grow multiple eggs will be used, the eggs will be removed and fertilized with sperm). The resulting embryo will be transferred into the uterus to achieve a pregnancy.

There are three ways to obtain donated eggs:

  • Through a known egg donor. This is someone you know, like a friend or family member, who is under 35 years of age and is healthy.
  • Anonymous frozen donor eggs that can be imported to Mount Sinai Fertility from the USA. We work exclusively with Donor Egg Bank USA, one of the world’s largest and most successful donor egg banks.
  • Fresh anonymous donor eggs can be obtained by travelling to the USA or other countries.

WHAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON ANONYMOUS EGG DONORS?

Egg banks provide information on the egg donor’s race, height, weight, personal history, academic performance, and many other demographic details. Also, depending on your preference, you may choose to see photos of the donor and read an essay they have written about themselves.

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