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Common questions about egg donation

On Behalf of | Jan 10, 2023 | Egg & Sperm Donation |

California couples and individuals with fertility issues can turn to fertility assistance to have children. One of the best options is egg donation. These are some common questions and answers about donor eggs.

Who benefits from donor eggs?

There are many factors that may require someone to need an egg donor to start their family. Anyone struggling with infertility because of medical problems, older women close to or post-menopause, single men or LGBTQ couples can benefit from using donor eggs.

How are egg donors screened?

When a person or couple chooses egg donation, they want to know that the donor is in good health. As a result, donors are screened to check for any physical or mental health conditions. They must go through an in-depth interview with genetic counselors to discuss their family history and meet with clinical psychologists for evaluation.

Who can be an egg donor?

Women between 21 and 34 years old in good health with no known history of genetic diseases can become egg donors. Once a woman reaches the age of 35, the quality of her eggs begins to decline. However, some agencies require donors to be no older than 30.

What is the success rate with donor eggs?

Although egg donation can make it easier for people to get pregnant, everyone is different; there’s no exact number when it comes to the success of using a donor egg, but it helps when it’s impossible for a woman to use her own egg to conceive. Age, lifestyle, history of pregnancies, the donor and her success rate and the number of eggs used are all factors.

Donor eggs make it easier for many people to have the families that they’ve always wanted.