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Using an Egg Donor in Long Island
Many women and couples in New York have used egg donation to have a baby. According to the ART Report, which uses data from 2008, there were 268 egg donor cycles in Long Island, including 148 which used fresh donor eggs and 120 which used frozen donor eggs.
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Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
After deciding to use an egg donor, you have another decision to make: should you use a known egg donor or an anonymous egg donor? Known egg donors are women that you already know personally, such as a family member or a friend. An anonymous egg donor is a woman who donates her eggs without revealing her identity to you. The match between an anonymous egg donor and prospective parents is usually facilitated by an egg donor agency or a fertility clinic.
Egg Donor Agencies in Long Island
Because egg donor agencies are not regulated by state law, it is important you do carefully research before deciding which one to work with. It is helpful to ask your fertility doctor for recommendations, and then to personally check out each egg donor agency you are considering.
Egg donor agencies work by matching up prospective parents with egg donors. These egg donor agencies often allow prospective parents to choose their egg donors based on certain characteristics, like race or ethnicity, or even education level. Egg donor agencies also have physical and psychological screening in place for the egg donors.
The following egg donor agencies are located in Long Island:
- Rite Options
You also have the option of working directly with one of the Long Island fertility clinics that facilitate egg donation. Some patients prefer to do this instead, since everything from diagnosis to treatment to the egg donation process will be done in one place.