“Being an egg donor for my sister was an incredible undertaking for me. To know I had the ability to give such a gift to someone I love was not only wonderful, it was an emotional and spiritual experience.” Known Donor

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 are closely reaching 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.

Contact Us

801-587-3475 Phone

801-585-2231 Fax


Fee Schedule

Donor Recruitment

Selection of donors for our program is critical for its success. We use healthy young women from all walks of life, single women and mothers, career women and homemakers, college students, women with varied interests, talents, education and abilities. The average age of our donors is approximately 25 years old. Many have children 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 very needful way.

An egg donor recipient may use our in-house anonymous egg donors or choose to use a family member or close friend. Compliance with all FDA requirements and regulations are maintained. A dedicated egg donor nurse coordinator will assist you in the selection process of our donors and the interviewing of potential donors. Our egg donor nurse coordinator has over 15 years of experience in helping couples find the right donor match.

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Success Rates

The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine has met or exceeds national averages with regard to both live birth rate and low number of embryos transferred. In 2009, the live birth rate was 79%. Average live birth rate for the past three years is 66%.

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Becoming an Egg Donor

Making the decision to become an egg donor can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a person’s 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. Review our donor eligibility and registration forms.

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The Egg Recipient Process

To begin the egg recipient process, a consult will be scheduled with one of our physicians. During your egg recipient consult you will also meet with the egg donor nurse coordinator. She will discuss the program in detail and answer any questions you might have regarding donor selection, medications, lab work and calendaring of cycle. A list of physical characteristics, hobbies, interests, ethnic background, educational requests you may be interested in for your potential donor will be verbalized and recorded to help in the matching process. The process of receiving donor packets in the mail, identified by donor number is also discussed.

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. Download the Fee Schedule.

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Becoming an egg donor

Thank you for your interest in becoming an egg donor at the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine. You have the potential to greatly impact the lives of future mothers and fathers, and we appreciate your willingness to share in their hope. Please review the criteria for egg donation below; if you do not meet all five of the requirements, you will not be able to participate in our egg donor program.

  1. 21–28 years of age
  2. Major medical insurance
  3. A working contact number with an identified voicemail
  4. A healthy, non-smoking lifestyle, with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or less
  5. Willingness to donate your time and assume the risk of in-vitro fertilization in order to anonymously help an infertile couple; although the risk is very low, the potential for impaired future fertility arising from the egg donation process does exist.
  6. Have not traveled to an area with Zika in the last 6 months. Please refer to cdc.gov for list of areas with active Zika.

If you meet all of the above criteria and would like to proceed with egg donation at The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine, we ask that you complete the following steps:

Fill out, as thoroughly as possible, the 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.

Donor Program Coordinator
The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine
675 Arapeen Drive, Suite 205
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Phone: (801) 587-3475
Fax: (801) 585-2231

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 acceptable. Our egg donors are limited to six stimulated cycles in accordance with ASRM repetitive oocyte donation guidelines.

Douglas T. Carrell, PhD, HCLD

Doug Carrell received his Ph.D. degree in reproductive physiology from the University of Utah in 1995, after receiving a M.S. degree in cellular and developmental biology from Brigham Young University. Dr. Carrell has worked in the area of research and treatment of human infertility for 35 years. Dr. Carrell is the clinical laboratory director of t... Read More


Andrology, In Vitro Fertilization, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility


Andrology & IVF Laboratories 801-581-3740

Erica B. Johnstone, MD

Patient Rating:


4.6 out of 5

Erica B. Johnstone, M.D., M.H.S., is a gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Johnstone clinical interests include reproductive endocrine disorders and all types of infertility, and she also works with hormonal disorders in children and adolescents. Her research interests in... Read More

Megan Link, MD

Megan H. Link, M.D., is a gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  Dr. Link’s clinical interests include endometriosis, fertility preservation, reproductive endocrine disorders and all types of infertility.  Dr. Link received her bachelor’s degree from The College of Idaho and ear... Read More

C. Matthew Peterson, MD

Patient Rating:


4.8 out of 5

Matthew Peterson, M.D., is a Reproductive Endocrinologist in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Peterson received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1977 and his M.D. from the University of Utah in 1981. His residency training in obstetrics and gynecology was accomplished at M... Read More


OB/Gyn, General, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility


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Reproductive Medicine services are available at the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine as well as multiple locations through out the state of Utah, including Centerville, Orem, South Jordan and Park City. Our reproductive endocrinologists offer a wide range of services including:

  • Infertility counseling
  • Infertility monitoring and treatment
  • IUD insertion and removal
  • Annual gynecological exams
  • Endocrinology
  • Diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Treatment of endometriosis
  • Pediatric and adolescent gynecology services

Our highly trained reproductive endocrinology specialists are experts in both the treatment and research of infertility and our clinic consistently boasts one of the highest success rates in the nation.

Neighborhood Health Center Locations:

Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine 675 Arapeen Drive, Suite 205
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108-1237
University of Utah Health
Centerville Health Center
26 South Main
Centerville, Utah 84014
Dixie Regional Medical Center 544 South 300 East
St. George, UT 84770
University of Utah Health
South Jordan Health Center
5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, 84009
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