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Using an Egg Donor in Pittsburgh
For women with ovarian reserve issues or high FSH who have been unable to conceive using their own eggs, donor egg IVF might be an option for family building. Gay couples using a gestational surrogate may pursue donor egg options as well.
The Assisted Reproductive Technology Report, published by the CDC, details information on the number of donor egg cycles performed in Pittsburgh area fertility clinics.
Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
An egg donor may be a friend or family member, or an anonymous egg donor. You should choose the option that feels most comfortable to you. Anonymous egg donors are selected on criteria like height, ethnicity, or education level. Intended parents can select an egg donor through their fertility clinic or an egg donor agency.
Egg Donor Facilities in Pittsburgh
There are three fertility clinics in Pittsburgh that can help you connect with an egg donor and several frozen egg banks or donor egg agencies throughout the country. Pursuing donor egg IVF with a fertility clinic will allow you to complete all procedures in one location. Should you elect to use frozen donor egg from a frozen egg bank, you will likely choose an affiliate of your fertility clinic. The benefit to using a frozen egg bank is that the menstrual cycle of the donor and intended mother do not have to be coordinated.