Learn how Donor Egg Bank America provides frozen eggs to future parents.

Finding the Right Egg Donor Agency

When you know that an egg donor is needed in order to help build your family, the first step is to decide where the donated egg(s) will come from. If you are working with a known or directed egg donor (someone you already know, like a family member or a close friend), then the process will be…

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Three Takeaways Parents Learn When Using an Egg Donor

When an intended parent decides to use donated eggs during pregnancy, it’s often done so with trepidation. Parents wonder: Will I be able to afford an egg donor pregnancy? Will I find an egg donor who matches my genetic characteristics? Will my egg donor pregnancy look and feel different from any o…

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Adjusting to Using an Egg Donor: Facing Emotional Challenges

If you’ve come to the point in your fertility journey when the need for an egg donor arises, you’re not alone. Roughly 12 percent of all in vitro fertilization (IVF cycles in the United States) — or about 16,000 per year — involve donor eggs. The good news for those participating in an egg donor pregnan…

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Confused About Becoming an Egg Donor? Get the Facts

Sometimes women consider the notion of becoming an egg donor only to scrap the idea due to misconceptions that egg donation is really a restrictive, self-sacrificing process. In reality, egg donation does not require women to alter their life goals in order to donate, and only a few lifestyle…

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Five Ways Female Fertility and Age Are Misunderstood

Many women grow tired of getting a side elbow or wink from friends and relatives urging them to “get on with pregnancy.” Though women may feel less pressure to follow a rigid path to marriage and childbirth now than in bygone eras, the misconceptions society holds regarding a woman’s age and her ferti…

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Egg Donor America Donor Requirements

“Can I become an egg donor?” is one of the most frequent inquires asked of the Egg Donor America team. Generally, potential donors have an idea of whether they could be a good fit for a donor program, but they are understandably unsure of the requirements. “Am I old enough? Or too old?” “Is it OK that I ta…

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How to Talk about Infertility and Egg Donation

Using an egg donor to have a baby is a very personal choice that should be respected and supported. Even with modern family-building methods like donor egg use becoming mainstream, many intended parents struggle with conversations around their decision to use third-party reproduction. They worry…

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How to Prepare to Donate Your Eggs

Once you, as the egg donor, are matched with the intended parents, the donation process begins. Medically speaking, you will undergo different screenings (fertility, medical, genetic and psychological) immediately prior to starting birth control pills to synchronize your cycle to the recipient’s. A…

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Does the 'Perfect' Egg Donor Exist?

The search for an egg donor may feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Intended parents, at times, can place undue pressure on both themselves and the search process to find “the perfect egg donor.” This is understandable for many reasons, including that the egg donor of choice will be the indiv…

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