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Using an Egg Donor in Hartford and New Haven, CT
Using an egg donor is an option for some infertile women, especially those with a poor ovarian reserve, who have experienced premature ovarian failure, have had their ovaries removed, or who may pass on certain genetic diseases.
According to the 2011 Assisted Reproductive Technology Report, the fertility clinics in the Hartford County and New Haven County performed 100 total egg donor cycles, including 59 fresh and 41 frozen.
What Is Egg Donation?
Egg donation is a type of ART in which eggs from one woman—usually between the ages of 20 and 30—are fertilized with sperm and then transferred into the uterus of the woman who is trying to conceive.
You can choose to use either a known egg donor or an anonymous egg donor. Some women ask someone they know to serve as an egg donor, like a friend or family member. If others feel uncomfortable doing so—or don’t know who they would ask—they can choose an anonymous egg donor. Anonymous egg donors can be matched through egg donor agencies or through programs at fertility clinics.
Finding an Egg Donor in Hartford and New Haven
Many women choose to go to a fertility clinic for their egg donor needs, since everything can be taken care of in one place.
Both fertility clinics located in this area—the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services and the Yale Fertility Center—work with egg donors. All egg donors must be screened physically and psychologically before they are cleared to donate.
If you are interested in learning more about egg donation in Connecticut, contact a rep from one of these clinics that have a program in place.