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Using an Egg Donor in Greenville, SC
According to the 2007 Assisted Reproductive Technology Report, there were 118 egg donor in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles in the state of South Carolina. The city of Greenville accounted for 24 of these donor egg IVF procedures; 17 used fresh donor eggs and seven used frozen donor eggs.
Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
Once you have decided to use an egg donor, you next have to choose which type of donor you would like to use. You can use a known egg donor, which would be someone you know personally, such as a friend or family member. Some women do not feel comfortable asking someone they know to donate their eggs. In that case, an anonymous egg donor can be used. An anonymous egg donor is a woman the intended parents do not know personally, who donates her eggs without revealing her identity to them. If you choose to work with an anonymous egg donor, you can be matched with one through an egg donor agency or a fertility clinic.
Egg Donor Agencies and Fertility Clinics
Because egg donor agencies are not regulated, there are no rules that govern their operation. Therefore, it is important you research each one you are considering, as well as take in recommendations from your doctor. You may want to visit each egg donor agency you are considering beforehand, and ask questions regarding how long they have been in operation and what screening processes they require for donors.
Your egg donor agency will match you up with an egg donor. Usually, you can choose your egg donor based on characteristics like age, race, ethnicity, or education level.
The following egg donor agencies work with individuals in Greenville, SC:
- Baby Steps, LLC
- Donor Egg Registry of the South (DEROS)
- The Donor SOURCE
Some couples prefer to work with their fertility clinic for egg donation. This way, everything is handled in one place, from the initial diagnosis to the egg donor screening, all the way through the IVF procedure.