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Using an Egg Donor in Brooklyn
Using an egg donor can be a fertility treatment option for women with a poor ovarian reserve, those with premature ovarian failure, or those who have had their ovaries removed. Some women may also choose an egg donor if they are worried about passing on certain genetic disorders.
According to the 2011 Assisted Reproductive Technology Report, which is published by the CDC, there were 83 egg donor cycles in Brooklyn, including 44 fresh donor egg cycles and 39 frozen donor egg cycles.
What is Egg Donation?
Egg donation is a process in which one woman, known as the egg donor, donates her eggs to another woman so she can try to achieve pregnancy with them. These donor eggs are then fertilized with sperm and then transferred into the uterus of the woman trying to conceive.
Egg donors are usually women between the ages of 20 and 30. You can choose a known egg donor, which would be a woman you know personally, like a friend or family member. If you don’t feel comfortable asking someone you know to serve in such a role, you can be matched with an anonymous egg donor, either through a program at a fertility clinic or through an egg donor agency.
Finding an Egg Donor in Brooklyn
Many women with infertility prefer to work with fertility clinics for their egg donor needs, since everything from the matching to the donor screening to the actual procedure can be handled by the clinic. There are two fertility clinics located in Brooklyn that work with egg donors.
The following egg donor agency works with those in Brooklyn:
- The Donor SOURCE of New England