Learn the basic steps for egg donation
Complete the initial application below. This form assists our Donor Team in determining if you qualify for our Egg Donor Program.
If you qualify for the program, you will be sent an email with the next steps and a link to complete a comprehensive online application.
Once the comprehensive application is approved and you are accepted into our anonymous egg donor program, your initial consultation will be scheduled with our nurse coordinator. During this visit, the donation process will be discussed in detail. In order to complete the medical portion of the donor application process, a variety of medical tests will also be scheduled at this time for a later date. These medical tests must be performed at specific points throughout your menstrual cycle and for that reason, may require more than one visit. After all testing is completed, reviewed and approved by the VCRM physician, you will be formally matched with a recipient and the donation cycle will be scheduled. All costs for your medical care will be covered by the recipient.
Once the egg donation cycle begins, you will be put on birth control pills followed by injectable medications for up to 13 days to stimulate production of multiple eggs in your ovaries. At the same time, the recipients uterus is being prepared to receive the resulting embryos. Once the eggs have matured, you will be scheduled for your retrieval. You will be given IV sedation and your eggs will be retrieved via transvaginal ultrasound with a needle guide.
Once the eggs have been retrieved, your portion of the egg donation process is complete. In our laboratory, the donor eggs will be mixed with sperm to fertilize. Three to six days following egg retrieval, the developing embryos will be transferred to the recipients uterus. A pregnancy test will be performed on the recipient in 11 days. The anonymous egg donation process, from initial application to egg retrieval, may take up to three months to complete. The initial screening tests can be arranged to accommodate your schedule. Blood work will be taken and ultrasounds will be performed to check your hormone levels and visualize the number and size of your egg follicles. These monitoring visits are extremely important; not only do they ensure your safety throughout the process, but they also provide essential information that will help us maximize the success of the cycle.