In order to qualify under our Donor Egg IVF Program a woman must be able to complete the treatment cycle and embryo transfer prior to turning age 50.
Step 1: Initial Consultation with Advanced Fertility Care Physicians
The first step in the donor egg IVF process is an initial consultation with Advanced Fertility Care Physicians. At that meeting, the doctor will determine what elements of testing will be required and review the entire process. Following that meeting, an additional meeting with one of our Donor Coordinators will be scheduled (often at the same visit) in order to provide further details about the program and coordinate the required screening tests, donor selection, and stimulation process.
Step 2: Selection of a Donor
Once the initial consultation is completed and required diagnostic testing is either underway or completed, the critical next step in the donor egg IVF process is the selection of your donor, whether it be for a donor who has already had her eggs frozen, or for a fresh stimulation cycle of the donor, if she is still available to do so.
Advanced Fertility Care offers its patients a large, pre-screened, internal egg donor list in our anonymous donor program which includes a frozen egg bank in addition to donors for fresh stimulation. Rarely are expensive outside agencies used unless specifically requested by the couple. While internal recruitment is a time-consuming process for our staff, we believe this service provides a multitude of benefits for our patients, making it all worthwhile. Hands on management of the egg donor recruitment process allows us to:
- Manage egg donor compensation, thereby eliminating added expenses often incurred through donor agencies
- Use local donors to eliminate out of pocket travel and related expenses.
- Eliminate miscommunication caused by 3rd party coordination.
- Maintain a closer working relationship with our donors increasing their comfort level and loyalty for the program and desire to comply with all the necessary visits and requirements.
- Offer donors and recipients confidence and peace of mind
We know our donors are screened according to our strict medical and psychological standards. When our staff is managing both sides of this complex process, more intimate, effective communications take place. This level of quality control ensures a positive experience for our donors and consistent success rates for our recipient couples year after year. We are also so confident in our donor egg freezing program and frozen egg bank, we are also pleased to offer a blastocyst guarantee in which we guarantee at least two blastocysts be available for transfer (for those who qualify).