How does IVF "egg donor" process work?

Overview here ... First you choose either an anonymous egg donor (usually under 30) or a known donor. The donor is tested for egg supply, infections, genetic or psychological issues. When you are ready, the donor receives shots to make multiple eggs then has eggs removed. The eggs are fertilized in the lab with your partner's sperm, grow into embryos, and the best 1-2 embryos are replaced. Any extras can be frozen.
Another woman's used. Ivf is done the same whether using one's own eggs or that of a donor. Young women volunteer to receive hormones that induce ovulation and the release of several eggs. These eggs are extracted and preserved. Later several donor eggs are thawed, put in a petri dish, and fertilized with partner sperm. The fertilized eggs are then placed in the recipient's uterus where hopefully they will implant.

Related Questions

I am 46 and going through IVF one failed using egg donor what are my chances it will work?

60-70% If you transfer two embryos in day 5 you have a 60-70% chance of pregnancy. A lot depends on the quality of the lab . . As well as the requirements of your program. Read more...

What are the potential health risks of repeat IVF cycles? I'm an alturistic egg donor and would like to keep donating but not at my expense

See below. I do not know about egg donors but the hormonal treatments used with ivf can elevated ones risk for ovarian cancer. Read more...
ASRM. Guidlines state no more then 6 donations. We don't know long term outcomes. Although currently there is no obvious health risk besides the procedure itself. Women that donate should go through menopause normally, should be able to have children with any problems. It's a recommendation because we don't know enough. Read more...

If using an egg donor, can I use my first cousin's sperm for ivf?

Yes. Because they are unrelated. Using a cousin's sperm will insure that your baby will inherit some family genes. Read more...

My partner and I are going through IVF with an egg donor he has a low sperm count is there anything he can take to boost his sperm count?

HCG. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin has similarities to fsh & lh (as well as tsh), which are pituitary hormones. Fsh is a signal to your testes to produce sperm while lh is a signal to produce testosterone. Tsh signals thyroid to produce more thyroid hormone. Any, HCG can directly stimulate the testes to produce more sperm. Clomiphene, tamoxifen & anastrazole are used off-label to increase t & sperm. Read more...
Depends. Treatment to improve sperm numbers depend on the underlying cause. Some causes are treatable while others are not. A hormonal evaluation should be done first and specific treatment can then be recommended. Keep in mind that most treatment may take 3-6 months to show an effect. If you are going through donor egg treatment, and there is low but adequate numbers of sperm then icsi is an option. Read more...

My fertility doctor required my egg donor to get a CMV test. The results came back "reactive" to IGG (nonreactive to IGM). Can we still use her eggs for IVF?

Are you CMV+. Would want to know if you are CMV+ or -. CMV is a viral infection most of us acquire as a child and never know it. Discuss with your fertility specialist the importance esp if you are CMV - and donor CMV+. If you are both CMV+ I do not know of any issue, but again discuss with your fertility specialist. Hope this helps. Best of luck trying to conceive. Dr R. Read more...
Yes, if her CMV IgG . titer is stable over time. A + test for CMV IgG shows she was infected with CMV at some time during her life, but doesn't tell you when. If antibody tests of paired serum samples show a 4 x increase in CMV IgG antibody & CMV IgM antibody is present or CMV virus is cultured from her urine or throat, then she has an active infection. Your CMV IgG may show you're protected. . Read more...
CMV & donor eggs. This means the egg donor was exposed to CMV (though not recently), and in theory, and might reappear during gestation: very harmful to the fetus. Whether or not this eliminates this donor is controversial; it's a decision made together with your fertility specialist. Issue is how likely reactivation will occur. At 46, if you are the gestational mom, pregnancy is already high risk. Discuss w/ doc. Read more...