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Who Needs Donor Eggs

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Learn more about the women and men who need donor eggs



There are many reasons why women and men come to our Southern California egg donation agency in need of donor eggs. For many, using donor eggs is one of the most effective ways to move forward on the path to parenthood.


Who needs donor eggs?


There are a variety of factors that would make donor eggs the ideal option for those hoping to build their family.


Women of advanced maternal age. Did you know that a woman’s egg quality and quantity begin to decline in her 30s, and significantly drops after age 37? And when she reaches the age of 40, she has less than a 5% chance of conceiving each cycle. Because of this, fertility doctors often recommend donor eggs for women of advanced maternal age who are having trouble conceiving.


Premature ovarian failure. Women who lose normal ovarian function before the age of 40 have experienced premature ovarian failure. A woman with this condition is often a good candidate for donor eggs, as premature ovarian failure typically means that she doesn't produce normal levels of estrogen, and does not regularly release an egg.


Diminished ovarian reserve. If a woman’s ovaries lose their reproductive potential because of age, genetic abnormalities, certain medical treatments, or injury she might need to use donor eggs.


Poor response to ovulation medications. Women who take ovulation medications like Clomid, and do not have egg follicles that develop as a result of the medication, often need to consider becoming a parent through egg donation.


Repeat miscarriages or failed IVF, in vitro fertilization, cycles. Fertility doctors sometimes recommend donor eggs if a hopeful mother experiences two or more miscarriages, or repeat failed IVF cycles, as the woman could have issues with the quality or quantity of her eggs.


Absence of ovaries from birth. Some women are born without ovaries, meaning that they will require donor eggs to conceive.


Male couples and single men. All same-sex male couples and single men working with a fertility clinic to build their family will require donor eggs.


While these factors can be incredibly challenging, the experience of finding the ideal egg donor who can help you fulfill the dream of parenthood can be an amazing experience. You can view our high quality donors by completing this short registration form.


If you're a healthy women between the ages of 21 and 30 and are considering egg donation, think about what an incredible journey it would be to help women and men that require donor eggs to create a family. To take the next step on this rewarding, altruistic path, fill out our simple donor application.

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