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Using an Egg Donor in Denver
The 2008 ART Report lists a total of 354 egg donor cycles performed in the state of Colorado. Of these egg donor cycles, there were 213 fresh egg donor cycles and 100 frozen egg donor cycles in the Denver area.
Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
Once you have decided to use an egg donor for your family building needs, you have to decide next what kind of egg donor you will use. Some couples choose to use a known egg donor, which is a woman they know in everyday life, such as a family member or a friend. Other couples do not feel comfortable asking someone they know to serve as an egg donor, so they choose to work with an anonymous egg donor. Anonymous egg donors donate their eggs, but keep their identity a secret. Couples can be matched with anonymous egg donors through egg donor agencies or fertility clinics.
Egg Donor Agencies and Clinics
Currently, there are no laws that govern the operation of egg donor agencies. Because of this, it is important to research carefully each egg donor agency you are considering. Ask questions regarding how long each has been in operation, as well as any limitations they have on number of times a woman can donate.
Egg donor agencies match up prospective parents with egg donors. Prospective parents can choose their egg donor based on certain characteristics like age, race, ethnicity, or even education level. Egg donors usually undergo physical and emotional screening before they can donate.
The following are Denver egg donor agencies:
- An Eggceptional Match, LLC
- Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine
- Conceptions Reproductive Associates
- The Donor SOURCE
Rather than work with egg donor agencies, some couples choose to work with fertility clinics, since everything can be taken care of in one location. This includes original diagnosis, egg donor screening, treatment, and actual procedure.