Egg donors are classified as either known donors or anonymous donors.
- Known egg donation uses eggs donated by a specific person: a sister, relative, or friend.
- Anonymous egg donation uses eggs donated anonymously from young women recruited specifically for egg donation. Donors are compensated for each completed cycle. Anonymous egg donors, whose identity remains unknown to the recipient, are recruited and screened by Fertility Specialists Medical Group to donate their eggs to couples in need. You can also find an egg donor through any number of egg donor agencies that operate locally and throughout the country.
Patients at FSMG may choose between an anonymous or a known egg donor.
If a patient would like to pursue anonymous egg donation, they may select an egg donor from an Egg Donor Agency. We work with various agencies from around the country – a few of which are listed below.
Patients wishing to pursue anonymous egg donation may also choose a frozen donor cohort from a Frozen Egg Bank.
In this process, egg donors are selected by an agency and run through a donor cycle. All of the eggs from the cycle are frozen, and broken into groups (or cohorts). Patients may view donor details and purchase a cohort of frozen eggs.
We currently work with the following Frozen Egg Banks
- Fairfax Egg Bank
- California Cryo Egg Bank
- Donor Egg Bank USA
- FSMG In-House Frozen Egg Bank (see details below)
- If you would like a password to view FSMG’s Frozen Egg Bank, please email Marianne at Donor@ivfspecialists.com
FSMG’s in-house frozen egg donor program offers a wide variety of quality donors. All of the women in our program have met FSMG’s demanding donor standards. Before donors are accepted into the program, they undergo an extensive screen of personal and family medical history, a full consultation with one of our physicians, ovarian reserve testing and a physical exam. All of donors complete the following screening prior to their cycles.
- Screening for sexually transmitted diseases
- Urine drug testing
- Psychological evaluation
- Genetic Counseling
- Genetic testing, including
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Hb Beta Chain-Related
- Hemoglobinopathy (includes Betathalasemia and Sickle Cell)
- Fragile X
- Bloom Syndrome
- Familial Dysautonomia
- Fanconi Anemia Type C
- Hexosaminidase A Deficiancy (including Tay-Sachs)
- Mucolipidosis IV
- Niemann-Pick Disease SMBPD1- Associated
- Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a
- Maple Syrup Urine Type 1B
- NEB-related Nemaline Myopathy
- Usher Syndrome Type 1F, Type 3