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Using an Egg Donor in Austin
The most recent ART Report , provides information on fresh donor egg and frozen donor egg IVF cycles in Austin, TX.
Choosing an egg donor is an option for women with a diminished ovarian reserve, premature ovarian failure, or genetic abnormalities that they want to prevent passing down. Women who were left infertile due to cancer treatment may also choose to use egg donors.
Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
There are two types of egg donors from which you can choose. The first is called a known egg donor, or a woman you know in your everyday life, like a family member or friend. The second kind is called an anonymous egg donor. This is a woman who donates her eggs without revealing her identity. Anonymous egg donors are usually matched up with intended parents through an egg donor agency or a fertility clinic.
Egg Donor Agencies in Austin
Some intended parents work with an egg donor agency because the agency can work as a mediator between the fertility clinic and the egg donor. It is important to research egg donor agencies carefully, since they are not regulated by state or national laws. Some egg donor agencies have signed an agreement with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), in which they promise to follow egg donation guidelines imparted by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Egg donor agencies match intended parents with an egg donor. They can choose an egg donor based on certain characteristics, like age, height, race, or education level.
The following egg donor agencies work with Austin residents:
- The Donor Solution
- The Donor SOURCE
Some couples choose to work with Austin fertility clinics for their egg donation needs, since everything is handled in one location, from original diagnosis to actual egg donor IVF procedure.