Egg Donation 

Is It Right For You?

Egg donation is a method of third-party reproductive assistance which is an invaluable solution for women who:

  • Have premature ovarian failure
  • Have poor quality eggs
  • Are aged 40 to 50 years
  • Have a disease or disorder that you don’t want to pass on to your child

When these challenges are present, egg donation makes it possible to get pregnant with eggs provided by a screened, healthy donor.

Who Donates the Eggs?

Egg donors are healthy, usually anonymous women between 19 and 29 years old. These women go through important tests before they are added to our egg donor database. In addition to doing a complete medical history and physical assessment, we conduct the following tests:

  • Screening for infectious diseases based on FDA guidelines
  • Chromosome analysis
  • Using a questionnaire to screen inheritable diseases
  • Psychological evaluation performed by a licensed psychologist

Anonymous Donors or Friends and Relatives

Many people opt to choose a relative or friend as their egg donor. Such decisions are made on the basis of familial or social relations with the donor, instead of the more important criteria, like the biological, genetic, and medical traits of the donor. The quality of the egg donation as a successful way to get pregnant may be negatively affected if the donor selection is not based on the proper criteria. However, if you prefer to have a friend or relative become your donor, it is advisable to have her tested ahead of time to make sure she is a viable candidate.

Of course, you’ll want to choose a woman who is young and has excellent ovarian reserve. You can match other physical requirements such as ethnicity, eye color, etc., as well as intellectual criteria such as IQ, education level, and accomplishments of the donor. While you can shortlist the donors through as many ‘filters’ as possible, too many prerequisites may make it difficult to find an appropriate egg donor.

Rest assured that all women in our recommended egg donor database have been thoroughly evaluated for key criteria.

Faster, Easier, Cheaper Process with Egg Freezing

Egg donation conventionally required the IVF cycle to be fresh and suppressed for both donor and recipient for a considerable amount of time. The latest technology simplifies the procedure by making it possible to freeze the eggs. The Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility provides state-of-the art egg donation processes, which doesn’t require the inconvenient syncing of the donor and recipient’s cycles. This accelerates the process and you can expect the embryo transfer to be done in just 3 weeks. Furthermore, the freezing also makes the process a lot more affordable for the recipient.

Call Us Today

We will be glad to discuss your situation and fertility options at length and help you discover the most suitable solution for getting pregnant. Set up an appointment today by calling 520-326-0001.

Potential Egg Donors 

Thank you for your interest in becoming an egg donor with Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Potential donors must submit the online application before going through a written screening with the Food and Drug Administration. After these steps, applicants will be asked to upload photos from ages 0-7 years.