Donor Embryo Steps

Step 1: Consultation

If new to RCC, patients will need to have an initial patient consultation with a physician. This is the patient's opportunity to review their medical history with the doctor and to determine if they are medically a good candidate for the donor egg program. Established patients will need to schedule a follow up with their doctor to discuss embryo adoption. Patients also need to have a consultation with a staff member from the billing department to discuss financing the medical and screening aspects of their donor embryo cycle.

Step 2: Screening

The recipient will need to complete infectious disease testing and undergo and pass a home study. Once complete, the patient can begin the matching process.

Step 3: Matching

The Donor Embryo Coordinator will assist you in being matched with donated embryos. To begin the matching process the patient will fill out a match request form and submit it to the Donor Embryo Coordinator. Once received, the coordinator will e-mail or mail 3-4 donor embryo profiles that are the best available match for the recipient, and the patient selects from these.

Step 4: Cycle Coordination

Once matched with donated embryos, a calendar will be created and given to the recipient. The recipient woman will take medications to suppress her ovaries and grow her uterine lining. When ready, the embryos will be thawed and transferred into the recipient woman’s uterus. Two weeks later the women will have a blood draw pregnancy test.

Embryo Donation