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Using an Egg Donor in Charlotte
Egg donation may be an option for women with certain conditions, like premature ovarian failure or diminished ovarian reserve. It is also used for couples who want to avoid passing down certain genetic disorders from the mother, or gay couples who will be using a gestational surrogate. Women over 40 have a much greater chance of getting pregnant using an egg donor.
You can find information on the number of egg donor IVF cycles and success rates for fertility clinics located in Charlotte and across the United States. According to the 2007 ART Report, the state of North Carolina accounted for 280 donor egg IVF cycles. In Charlotte, there were 80 donor egg IVF cycles, including 64 which used fresh donor eggs and 16 which used frozen donor eggs.
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. This is a woman you already know on a personal level when you ask her to donate, such as a friend or family member. On the other hand, an anonymous egg donor is a woman you don’t know. You are matched up with an anonymous egg donor through an egg donor agency or a fertility clinic and do not find out the woman’s identity.
Egg Donor Agencies and Clinics
Many couples choose egg donor agencies to match them up with egg donors. They prefer egg donor agencies because they act as a mediator between the two groups and the fertility clinic.
Egg donor agencies are not regulated, so it is important you do careful research before you commit to an agency. You may want to ask the administration some questions, such as how long the agency has been in operation and what screening procedures are in place for the egg donors. Many egg donor agencies require strict physical and emotional screenings before a woman can donate.
Once you have chosen an egg donor agency, you will be matched with an egg donor based on certain characteristics, including age, height, race, ethnicity, or level of education.
The following egg donor agency works with intended parents in Charlotte:
- The Donor SOURCE
Some couples prefer to work with a fertility clinic rather than an egg donor agency, since everything from initial diagnosis to actual egg donor procedure can be taken care of in one location.
The following fertility clinics in Charlotte work with egg donation:
- Institute for Assisted Reproduction
- Program for Assisted Reproduction, Carolinas Medical Center