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Using an Egg Donor in Atlanta
The majority of donor egg IVF cycles in Georgia have taken place in Atlanta. The most recent Assisted Reproductive Technology Report contains information regarding the types of IVF cycles- fresh, frozen, and donor egg. For a complete list of donor egg IVF cycles in Atlanta, please click here.
Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
If you are considering using an egg donor, you have two options regarding the type of donor: a known egg donor or an anonymous egg donor. A known egg donor is someone you know on a personal level, like a friend or family member. An anonymous egg donor is someone you don’t know who wants to keep her identity private. You are usually matched with anonymous egg donors though an egg donor agency. Egg donor agencies usually require certain physical and psychological testing before allowing a woman to donate.
Egg Donor Agencies and Clinics
Currently, there is no formal licensing of egg donor clinics, meaning there are no state laws in place to dictate rules or regulations for the agencies. Because of this, it is important you do research before committing to a certain egg donor agency. Ask questions beforehand, such as how long the business has been in operation, what types of screening is required for donors, and what limitations are placed on the number of times a woman can donate.
Some couples choose egg donor agencies because they act as a mediator to the egg donor. Your egg donor agency will match you with an egg donor. Often, you will be able to choose your donor based on certain characteristics, like education or race.
There are several egg donor agencies in Atlanta, including:
- The Donor SOURCE
- Northeast Assisted Fertility Group
- Reproductive Biology Egg Bank
Some couples prefer to go through a fertility clinic for their egg donation process, so everything can be done through the same place including the egg donor screening and the actual procedure.