Egg donation provides viable options for intended parents
For couples and individuals dealing with infertility, egg donation can offer an opportunity to realize their dreams of having a baby. The team at our Austin fertility center works with potential egg donors and intended parents to ensure a positive outcome for everyone involved. Through egg donation, our donors supply the missing piece that is needed to create a beautiful family.
Understanding the need for egg donation
For patients who have tried but can’t conceive, our physicians will first need to diagnose the cause of infertility so that they can ultimately achieve pregnancy. In some cases, the issues stem from the female partner and could involve hormones, physical issues, maternal age or a combination of factors. Depending on the exact problem, egg donation may represent the best option for moving forward and conceiving a child.
The 411 on becoming an egg donor
As an egg donor, your gift will enable an infertile couple to fulfill their goal of achieving parenthood. Our fertility center team works to find potential candidates who have given thoughtful consideration to egg donation and understand the commitment level involved with the process.
Initially, we look for egg donors who meet the following criteria:
- 18 to 30 years old
- Healthy weight range and BMI
- Drug free
- No underlying health issues
Steps for starting the egg donation process
Before becoming an egg donor, you should seriously consider the impact of this decision. Although you will receive monetary compensation as an egg donor, egg donation has both physical and emotional implications for donors. We want to protect both intended parents and donors, so we have a strict screening process that includes a physical examination, blood tests, complete health history, drug screening, infectious disease screening and genetic testing.
Moving forward with egg donation
After you make it through the initial egg donor screening, one of our staff members will enter your information into our database. Once you are selected by prospective parents, we will complete the full evaluation. Then, our team will begin the process of regulating your cycle in preparation for the egg retrieval.
As an egg donor, you can help a couple or individual struggling to have a child reach that goal. In our Austin fertility center, we will walk you through the entire egg donation process and answer any questions you have. If you are interested in becoming an egg donor, contact us for more information.