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Using an Egg Donor in Portland, OR

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Choosing egg donation is becoming more common for women who have struggled to conceive because of issues like diminished ovarian reserve or premature ovarian failure.

According to the Assisted Reproductive Technology Report, there were 264 egg donor IVF cycles in the state of Oregon in 2007. The city of Portland accounted for the majority of these. In Portland, there were 264 donor egg IVF cycles, including 145 which used fresh donor eggs and 101 cycles which used frozen donor eggs.

Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors

There are two types of egg donors from which you can choose. The first kind is called a known egg donor. A known egg donor is a woman who you know personally, usually a friend or family member. Some individuals or couples don’t feel comfortable asking someone they know to serve as an egg donor. In that case, an anonymous egg donor would be an option. Anonymous egg donors donate their eggs but keep their identity hidden. Anonymous egg donors are usually matched with prospective parents through an egg donor agency or a fertility clinic.

Egg Donor Agencies and Clinics

Egg donor agencies match prospective parents up with egg donors. Prospective parents can choose their egg donors based on certain criteria, such as race or ethnicity, or even education level or height.

Because egg donor agencies are not regulated by state law, it is important you research them carefully. Ask questions like how long the agency has been in business, and what types of screening they require for their egg donors. Egg donor agencies usually require physical and emotional screening before a woman can serve as an egg donor.

The following egg donor agencies work with prospective parents from Portland:

  • ConceiveAbilities
  • Creating New Generations
  • Exceptional Donors
  • The Donor SOURCE

Some couples prefer to work directly with their fertility clinic to locate their egg donors, since they wouldn’t have to deal with a “middle man.” Fertility clinics are good choices for egg donors since everything can be done in one place—from diagnostics to egg donor screening to the actual procedure.