Things To Know About Using An Egg Donor

Get the facts about egg donation and whether it’s right for you.

Our OBGYN Dr. Minna Selub and the Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, FL, and serving throughout South Florida and the rest of the state, including the Jacksonville and Tampa areas, have worked with thousands of individuals in their practice to find their ideal egg donor so they can start their families. We know this is a big decision requiring a lot of thought and information-gathering. Here are three things to consider before deciding whether egg donation is right for you,

Women Can Use Donor Eggs Later in Life

While women will stop producing eggs as they get older, the uterus stays the same. This means that women can use donor eggs until age 50 to carry a child themselves. Of course, there are possible complications that result from carrying a child in your early 50s and beyond, so it’s important that you speak with our team if you are age 50 or older and are considering an egg donor. It’s also important to understand the strain and stress that pregnancy can have on your body and to discuss these factors with our team before proceeding.  

Anonymity is Common Among Egg Donors

Unless you know the egg donor personally, chances are good that your egg donor will be unknown to you. That’s because most egg donors are anonymous. But don’t worry—you will still get enough in-depth information about the donor to make an informed decision.

Egg donors do not typically have a relationship with the family they donate to. Sometimes, an egg donor may wish to share their identity, and they are free to do so; in this case, we will release information about the donor to the family.

There is an Extensive Screening Process for All Egg Donors

To be an egg donor, a woman has to go through an extensive screening process that includes,

  • An in-depth interview
  • Blood tests
  • Drug testing
  • Genetic disease testing
  • Infectious disease testing
  • Sonogram
  • Psychological evaluation

What if you want to use a friend or family member? While you can choose your egg donor, they will still need to undergo the same screening and testing process to rule out genetic and infectious diseases.  

If you are interested in learning more about an egg donor or other fertility options, our team is here to provide you with the information you need. To schedule an evaluation, call Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies at (954) 217-3456. We are proud to help couples and individuals in Weston, FL as well as South Florida, Orlando, and throughout the rest of the state.

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