Egg Donation (for the recipient)

This information is useful for adults
Sonogram performed on a woman who may have received eggs from a donor for an IVF treatment cycle

Though it is possible for a woman to get pregnant at any point up until she has reached menopause, the fact is that with age, the quality and quantity of a woman’s eggs decrease. It becomes harder to get pregnant and there is a greater likelihood of birth defects. Egg donation may offer a solution to this and other medical issues that affect fertility. Egg donation can also be a way for same-sex male couples to have a child.

Implantation of a donor egg is done via in vitro fertilization (IVF). You should put careful consideration into determining whether this is right for you. At the Yale Fertility Center, specialists in the Third Party Reproductive Program are available to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision.

“For a number of patients, egg donation is the only option that will allow them to achieve parenthood. This is an approach with a high probablility of success,” says Emre Seli, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Yale Fertility Center. “We provide individualized care through a team approach. First, our social worker ensures that the recipients understand what the process entails and that they are ready to proceed. Then, we collect detailed medical information and a thorough screen. Next, we match recipients to a donor. Finally, we schedule and manage the treatment cycle with extreme care to details.”

Yale Fertility Center has achieved successful results for couples from around the country, and in fact, all over the world. The center offers state-of-the-art treatment, has high success rates, and rapidly matches egg donors to recipients.