Overview

Achieve Pregnancy With Egg Donation

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.

Egg Donor Success Rates

The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine exceeds national averages in both live birth rates and low numbers of embryos transferred. In 2009, our live birth rate was 79 percent. This means that for all women we treated who received an egg donation, 79 percent of them successfully became pregnant and gave birth. For the past three years, the average live birth rate among other fertility centers has been 66 percent.

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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 over 15 years of experience in helping couples find the right donor match.

Phone: 801-587-3475
Fax: 801-585-2231
Email eggdonor@hsc.utah.edu

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Choosing Your Egg Donor

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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,
  • medications,
  • 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. 

Counseling

The egg donation process can be an emotional and stressful time. As part of the process, couples meet with our clinical psychologist, Laura Czajkowski, PhD, to discuss the challenges and feelings they may experience. 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).

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Donor Eligibility Criteria

We appreciate your willingness to share in the hope of future parents. Please review the criteria for egg donation below. If you don’t meet all five of the requirements, you will not be able to participate in our egg donor program.

  • Donors must be between 21–28 years of age
  • Donors must have major medical insurance
  • Donors must have a working contact number with an identifiable voicemail
  • Donors must have a healthy, non-smoking lifestyle. Your body mass index (BMI) must be 27 or less
  • 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.
  • Donors 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.
If you meet all of the above criteria and would like to go ahead with egg donation at the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine, please do the following:
  1. 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.
  2. Send the completed donor registration and donor personal history forms to the address below.

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.