Achieve Pregnancy With Egg Donation
The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine provides one of the leading egg donor programs and was the first in the Mountain West to offer egg donation. With over 20 years of experience, we’ve reached almost 500 egg donor cycles, with both known and anonymous donors.
Our donor egg program successfully treats:
- healthy older women,
- women with premature ovarian failure,
- women who are carriers of genetic diseases, and
- women who have had multiple failed cycles of IVF.
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How Do We Select Egg Donors?
Selecting donors for our program is critical to our success. We accept healthy young women from all walks of life, including single women and mothers; career women and homemakers; college students; and women with varied interests, talents, education, and abilities.
The average age of our egg donors is approximately 25 years old. Many of our donors have children of their own, while others haven’t yet begun that journey. Each donor is handpicked and has a strong desire to help others. Our donors are caring, generous, altruistic, and want to contribute to our center and our community in a meaningful—and needed—way.
An egg donor recipient may use our in-house anonymous egg donors or choose to use a family member or close friend. We maintain compliance with all FDA requirements and regulations.
A dedicated egg donor nurse coordinator will assist you with selecting and interviewing potential donors. Our egg donor nurse coordinator has many years of experience in helping couples find the right donor match.
Choosing Your Egg Donor
First you will schedule a consultation with one of our fertility specialists. During this egg consultation, you will also meet with the egg donor nurse coordinator. She will discuss the program in detail and answer any questions you might have about:
- selecting a donor,
- lab work, and
- the calendar cycle.
The nurse coordinator will also ask for a list of physical characteristics, hobbies, interests, ethnic background, and any educational requests you may be interested in for your potential donor. We will record your preferences to help in the matching process.
We will also discuss the process of receiving donor packets in the mail. Donor packets are identified by donor number.
The egg donation process can be an emotional and stressful time. As part of the process, couples are required to meet with a clinical psychologist to discuss the challenges and feelings they may experience.
You may have a psychologist you are already working with, and depending on insurance coverage, you may be able to get counseling through your regular psychologist. We recommend Laura Czajkowski, PhD. As a professional in this field, she has worked with The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine since 1987 providing emotional support and guidance to our patients.
How to Become an Egg Donor
Making the decision to become an egg donor can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. Giving a couple the chance to experience the joys of parenthood is an amazing gift.
As an egg donor at the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine, you can expect to be well taken care of by our team of infertility experts and have all your questions or concerns addressed. Please review our donor eligibility and registration forms (see below).
Donor Eligibility Criteria
You can help dreams come true through our egg donation program. By becoming an anonymous egg donor, you can help a couple have a family that otherwise might not have been possible.
The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine is looking for young, healthy women to join our growing egg donor program. As an egg donor, you will receive generous compensation for your donation and gain valuable knowledge about your genetic, physical, and reproductive health. Being an egg donor gives you the chance to give the gift of life.
In order to be an egg donor, you must:
- be a female between the ages of 21–30,
- have major medical insurance,
- have a working contact number with an identified voicemail,
- be healthy and don't smoke or use recreational drugs,
- not currently be using Depo Provera,
- have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or less (height to weight proportionate),
- have regular periods when you're not on birth control,
- have a high school diploma,
- have no history of genetically transmitted diseases or any sexually transmitted diseases in the past year, and
- never have had a positive HIV or AIDS test.
Donors also must not have traveled to an area with Zika in the last six months. Please visit the CDC for list of areas with active Zika.
Donors must be willing to donate their time and assume the risk of in-vitro fertilization in order to anonymously help an infertile couple. Although the risk to egg donors is very low, there is a small risk that egg donors will have future fertility problems.
If you meet all of the above requirements and would like to move forward with egg donation, please do the following:
- Fill out, as much as possible, our donor registration and donor personal history. Both forms need to be filled out in black or blue ink with legible, printed handwriting.
- Send the completed donor registration and donor personal history forms to the address below. Please keep a copy of your forms in case we ask for your original copy.
If you aren't sure if you meet all the requirements, please call our donor coordinators at 801-587-3475.
Our egg donors are compensated $5,000 for each donation.
Donor Program Coordinator
The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine
675 Arapeen Drive, Suite 205
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
We abide by all ASRM and SART guidelines regarding financial compensation of the oocyte donors as well as all federal and state guidelines regarding egg donation. Payments over $5,000 are not accepted. Our egg donors are limited to six stimulated cycles in accordance with ASRM repetitive oocyte donation guidelines.
Hear From Our Patients
Nicholas Rupp and his husband Michael always wanted to have children of their own. They considered adoption or becoming foster parents, but neither seemed like the right choice for them. That left egg donation and gestational surrogacy. However, many fertility clinics they contacted didn't seem to understand their specific needs as a same-sex couple who wanted a family.
After meeting with fertility specialists at Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine (UCRM), they were finally able to get the family of their dreams.