Choosing to become an egg donor can bring emotions of both excitement and feelings of being overwhelmed. You may be asking yourself: Am I making the right decision? Is this safe? How does this affect my reproductive future? At Emory Reproductive Center, we understand you have a lot of questions, and we are here to help guide you and answer any hesitations or concerns you have along the way.
Your selfless act of becoming a donor can bring joy and excitement to those who are struggling to have children of their own. Without donors like you, we may not be able to help those wanting to achieve their goal of having a child. Read our screening process below or contact our center to schedule your consult.
Donors are screened for personal and family health histories. They also have a physical medical exam, ovarian reserve screening and psychological screening. Lastly, they have blood tests for genetic and infectious disease screening.
Following the screening process, the donor is stimulated with fertility medications to help her ovaries make multiple eggs. During this process, the woman will have multiple clinic appointments with vaginal ultrasounds and blood draws. After her ovaries are ready (approximately 10 days), the woman would undergo an egg retrieval under anesthesia. This is a procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes and requires a day off of work.
We are not able to complete treatment with donors who have serious medical or genetic problems.