Egg Donation Process

Conceptions Center is a full service egg donation agency providing guidance by our team of experienced IVF coordinators. You’ll continue to receive routine progress reports and reminders every step of the way. Here is an overview of what to expect:

Reserving a Donor

We welcome the opportunity to provide personal matching recommendations, based on the criteria you are hoping to find in your ideal egg donor. We want you to feel well informed about potential candidates and confident with your profile considerations.

Please advise Conceptions of your preferred timeline for your cycle. Once we confirm the donor’s ability to move ahead, you will be asked to provide a deposit to reserve your donor. Remember that donor profiles are subject to specific availability and matching is conducted on a first-come first-serve basis.

You will be required to complete your contract documents and pay your balance in full, within 10 business days of reserving your donor. The official “match” will be provided to the clinic after we receive your completed paperwork and fees.

Out of State/Area Donation Cycles

Conceptions Center will coordinate both local and out-of-state egg donation agreements. An out of state donation refers to those egg donors who reside in a state or area other than that in which the Prospective Parents are located. Clinics vary greatly with regard to their requirements for an out of state/area donor. The team at Conceptions Center will coordinate with your clinic and the traveling donor on all additional instructions and requirements. Any travel and outside monitoring will be arranged by Conceptions Center. Approximate costs will be provided to you prior to the start of the cycle, however may obviously vary depending on dates, required testing, etc.

Donor Work-up and Clearance

Conceptions Center will arrange for your donor candidate to meet with the required professionals for further evaluation and screening and begin your scheduling.

Medical Screening generally consists of a series of blood tests, cervical cultures, a physical exam and a vaginal ultrasound.

Genetic Screening is generally in the form of blood tests and investigates whether the Egg Donor is a carrier of genetic diseases. Such testing is optional and can include screening for Cystic Fibrosis, SMA and Fragile X.

Psychological Screening is conducted by a psychologist or social worker to ensure the egg donor is aware of the psychological implications of the egg donation process. This screening will help determine if the egg donor candidate is psychologically suitable to participate.

The Donor Cycle

The physician will determine all medical protocols for both the recipient and egg donor.

Donor monitoring typically lasts anywhere from 12 to 24 days, depending on assigned protocol.

Throughout the cycle, Conceptions Center will monitor both you and your donor to offer encouragement, support and guidance. You can expect to receive routine progress updates on your donor, as she cycles.

Egg Retrieval

If fertilization takes place, one or more of the resulting embryos may be transferred approximately 3-5 days after retrieval. Recommendations will be provided by the physician and embryology lab. Any decisions regarding the disposition of embryos which are not immediately transferred will be the sole responsibility of Intended Parents in conjunction with the physician/lab/clinic.

Conceptions Center will be happy to help if you are inclined to send a small note of kindness or other gesture to your donor prior to (or after) the egg retrieval. Of course, this is not a requirement and is completely at your discretion. To maintain confidentiality of both parties, please avoid having the clinic act as the intermediary for these gestures. We ask that you sign any notes simply with your first names or initials only.

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