Written in Partnership with New Hope Fertility, February 29, 2016
Young women have a number of decisions to make about their own fertility. When a woman is not ready to have a child, fertility preservation provides a way to ensure that she’ll have her own eggs available in the future. Another consideration, is helping other couples through egg donation. While the processes are similar, the goals are different. There are a few things to keep in mind when considering egg freezing vs. egg donation.
A blog by Dr. John Zhang, New Hope Fertility, January 5, 2016
Donating eggs can make the difference in a couple’s ability to start a family. Many young women have considered donating their eggs, but are unsure about the process or what is required of them. Knowing the desirable egg donor traits that fertility clinics are looking for can make the decision easier.
According to the 2011 Assisted Reproductive Technology Report, which is published by the CDC, there was a total of 18 egg donor IVF cycles performed in the state of Vermont. This includes 15 fresh cycles and 3 frozen cycles.
There are 10 fertility clinics located in cities across Michigan, and many of these work with egg donors. According to the 2011 Assisted Reproductive Technology Report, which is published by the CDC, there were 385 total egg donor cycles performed in the state, including 199 fresh and 186 frozen.
Egg donor IVF is an option for women with a poor ovarian reserve, premature ovarian failure, or those who have had their ovaries removed. Some women with certain inheritable diseases may also choose to work with an egg donor so they don’t pass them on to their child.
Using an egg donor can be a fertility treatment option for women with a poor ovarian reserve, those with premature ovarian failure, or those who have had their ovaries removed. Some women may also choose an egg donor if they are worried about passing on certain genetic disorders.