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Using an Egg Donor in Tampa
The most recent Assisted Reproductive Technology Report details information on the number of fresh donor and frozen donor cycles in the Tampa area. For a complete list of donor egg IVF statistics in the Tampa area, click here.
Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors
Potential parents undergoing donor egg IVF cycles have the option of choosing either a known egg donor or an anonymous egg donor. A known egg donor is a woman the couple knows on a personal level, such as a family member, friend, or acquaintance. Contrastingly, a couple would know no identifiable information about an anonymous egg donor. Usually matched through an egg donor agency, anonymous egg donors choose to donate their eggs but to keep their identity private. Both known and anonymous egg donors go though physical and psychological evaluations beforehand to determine whether they are fit for egg donation.
Egg Donor Agencies and Clinics
Many couples reach out to egg donor agencies to help them through the egg donation process. There is no formal licensing for egg donor agencies, so there are no state laws in place to govern them. For that reason, it is important to carefully research the credibility of each egg donor agency you are considering. Make a list of questions to ask the agencies, including the screening process for each egg donor, how many times egg donors are allowed to donate, how long the agency has been in operation, and what kind of records are kept on anonymous donors.
Egg donor agencies act as the mediation between the key players in the egg donation process: the egg donor, the recipient, and the fertility clinic. The egg donor agencies match up an egg donor with a recipient based on criteria the recipient chose. Many couples choose egg donors with physical characteristics and education levels similar to those. They often choose a donor with a similar racial or ethnic background, or one who shares certain personal aptitudes with the couple.
The Tampa area offers egg donations through fertility clinics and egg donor agencies, including:
- Proactive Family Solutions, Tampa, FL
Many couples choose fertility clinics over agencies for egg donation. Fertility clinics can be an attractive option since they take care of everything in one location, from initial diagnoses and treatment to donor screenings and follow-up monitoring.
When choosing either an egg donor agency or a fertility clinic, make sure you conduct thorough research in order to choose the best fit possible.