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Using an Egg Donor in Dallas
There were a total of 172 donor egg cycles in the Dallas area in 2007 including 133 using fresh donor eggs and 39 using frozen donor eggs, according to the 2007 Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The state of Texas accounted for a total of 773 donor egg cycles in 2007, the most recent year the CDC data is available. For a complete list of donor egg IVF data in the Dallas area click here.
Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
There are two types of egg donors: known and anonymous. Known egg donors are family members, friends, or someone you know via an agency. Anonymous donors choose to donate their eggs with the stipulation that their identity remains a secret. All donors should have comprehensive screenings for medical (including genetic and sexually transmitted diseases), psychiatric, and substance abuse histories.
Egg Donor Agencies and Clinics
Dallas has several established egg donor agencies and clinics. Texas has no formal licensing requirements so egg donor programs are not mandated to meet any specific standards. Carefully research the egg donor program you select. Egg donor agencies match intended parents with prospective donors. The advantage of using a donor agency is they act as a mediator between the donor, the recipient, and the clinic. Ask how long the agency has been in existence, what fertility clinics they work with, how many times a donor can donate, and get details about the screening process that is used to select possible donors.
You can also use a donor who is working directly with a fertility clinic. Clinics offer comprehensive fertility treatment, donor screening, and monitoring all in one place. Think about whether you feel more comfortable working with one team in one place.
Dallas has several established egg donor agencies and clinics. They include the following:
- Center for Assisted Reproduction Embryo
- Dallas-Ft. Worth Fertility Associates
- James Douglas, MD
- The Donor Solution
- Egg Donation Center of Dallas
- Northeast Assisted Fertility Group
- Reproductive Assistance, Inc.
- Surrogacy Specialty of America