Donor Egg Program, RCC's Utah Fertility Clinics
An Option for Women Who Can't Use their Own Eggs.
Our specialists have extensive experience in IVF and donor egg. We created the first private, in-house, donor egg agency in Utah. We currently have one of the largest selections of carefully screened egg donors in Utah and the region.
Through the generous donation of egg donors, RCC physicians are helping couples throughout the Intermountain region turn their dream of having a baby into a reality.
The donor egg procedure brings new hope to women who cannot use their own eggs to become pregnant. Women are born with a lifetime’s supply of eggs and each month one of more eggs mature within the ovarian follicles and are ovulated.
A donor egg cycle is essentially an IVF cycle where the eggs of a donor are used. One difference is that the egg donor and recipient's cycles must be synchronized.
Some women experience reduced ovarian reserve or ovarian failure leading to infertility. Egg quality declines as a natural consequence of the aging process culminating in the menopause. However, many women experience “egg related declines in fertility at much younger ages.
Candidates for the donor egg program include those who have undergone cancer chemotherapy or high dose radiation, have premature ovarian failure, natural menopause, decreased ovarian reserve, decreased egg or embryo quality, multiple failed IVF cycles, undergone removal of the ovaries, unexplained infertility, or for the prevention of genetic disease.
Donor eggs can be used in women of almost any age. There is no biological limit to the recipient's age as long as she has no serious disease and her uterus is healthy. Successful pregnancies have been reported for women in their fifties using donor eggs. There is data to suggest that pregnancy rates start to decrease after the age of 50. Most donor IVF programs have a maximum age for recipients.
When a donor's eggs are used the success rates are typically high due to better egg quality. The IVF success rates correlate with the age of the egg donor. For example, if the eggs from a 22 yr. old donor are used in an IVF cycle with a 43 yr. old woman, the IVF success rates will equal the 22 yr. old age group.
Egg donors undergo extensive physical and psychological testing to insure their suitability as egg donors. Many of our egg donors come from Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and surrounding areas.
RCC's UT infertility clinic also offers egg freezing. Egg freezing can preserve a woman's fertility before chemotherapy, radiation, or any other procedure that could destroy her eggs. Younger women can freeze their eggs for use in a future IVF cycle when they are older and may have declining fertility.
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Egg Donor Agencies
- Fairfax EggBank- a subsidiary of the Genetics and IVF Institute along with Fairfax Cryobank, one of the nation’s largest sperm banks. Fairfax Cryobank was born out of a successful model for gamete (egg, sperm) cryopreservation (freezing) and shipping. Fairfax EggBank provides many options for choosing the right highly screened egg donor. Reproductive Care Center also provides frozen eggs to Fairfax Cryobank.
- The Donor Solution- Egg donor agency. Managed by a nurse that once worked with Dr. Blauer.