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Using an Egg Donor in Nebraska
Using an egg donor may be an option for women with premature ovarian failure, diminished ovarian reserve, or who have become infertile due to cancer treatments. Gay couples may also choose to work with an egg donor throughout their surrogacy process.
According to the 2007 ART Report , the state of Nebraska accounted for a total of 66 egg donor IVF cycles. Of that number, 54 were fresh donor egg IVF cycles while 12 used frozen donor eggs.
Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
There are two kinds of egg donors from which you can choose. The first is referred to as a known egg donor. This is a woman you know in your everyday life, such as a friend or family member. An anonymous egg donor is a woman you don’t know personally. Anonymous egg donors donate their eggs without revealing their identity. Anonymous egg donors usually donate through an egg donor agency or a fertility clinic.
Egg Donor Agencies and Clinics
Currently, there are no state or national laws that regulate egg donor agencies, so it is important you do thorough research before choosing one. Don’t be afraid to ask the administration at the egg donor agency a number of questions, including how long the agency has been in operation, what screening process it requires for its egg donors, and what limitations it places on the number of times a woman can donate.
Couples or individuals are matched up with an egg donor through the egg donor agency. They are able to choose their egg donor based on certain characteristics, like race, ethnicity, age, or education level.
The following egg donor agency in Omaha works with Nebraska residents:
- Eggspecting: An Egg Donor Agency
Some couples prefer to work with a fertility clinic to help them with their egg donation needs. Some find this preferable because everything is handled in one location, from original diagnosis to actual egg donation IVF cycle.
In Nebraska, there are two fertility clinics that work with egg donors, both of which are in Omaha.