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Using an Egg Donor in St. Louis
The most recent Assisted Reproductive Technology Report contains information regarding the types of IVF cycles- fresh, frozen, and donor egg. For a complete list of donor egg IVF cycles in St. Louis, please click here.
Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
Individuals or couples who are considering using an egg donor have two options. You can choose someone you know personally, such as a friend of relative, to serve as a "known egg donor." If you would rather use someone you do not know, you can choose an "anonymous egg donor," which is a woman who donates her eggs without revealing her identity to the intended parents.
If you decide to use an anonymous donor, you can be matched with a donor through an egg donor agency or through a fertility clinic.
Egg Donor Agencies and Clinics
Egg donor agencies are not regulated, so there are no state laws governing them. Because of this, it is very important you do your research before committing to an agency to work with. You can ask for recommendations from your doctor or friends or family members, but it is also a good idea to check out the agencies yourself, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Helpful topics include how long the agency has been in business, what kind of screening they require for their donors, fees, and how many times a woman can donate her eggs.
Egg donor agencies are popular because they act as a mediator between the egg donor and the potential parents.
The following egg donor agency is located in St. Louis
Some individuals or couples prefer to work with a fertility clinic for their egg donation instead of an egg donor agency. One advantage to using a fertility clinic is that everything can be done in one place. The egg donor screening, matching and egg donation procedure all done in one place.
The following fertility clinics in St. Louis offer egg donation services
- Infertility & IVF Center
- The Infertility and Reproductive Medical Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital
- Infertility Center of St. Louis
- Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine-St. Louis