Fresh Egg Program
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Fresh Egg Program

Also known as “fresh” donor IVF, this is still the most common type of egg donation. In a fresh donor cycle, the egg donor of your choice will be sent to your doctor for stimulation/egg retrieval in an IVF cycle. All of the eggs retrieved in that cycle will be available to you for fertilization. State law determines parental rights in an egg donation so you should consult with an attorney experienced in assisted reproductive law for guidance in your state.

The first step is choosing your donor. We have an online database of potential donors and an AEB staff member will work with you in making your decision. AEB donations are made on an anonymous basis to protect everyone’s privacy, and we will not reveal your identity to your donor or vice versa. We have an online database with the donor’s complete biographical and other information, including:

• 3-generation health history with genetic background
• 3-generation health history with genetic background
• Donor’s ethnic background
• List of the donor’s education, hobbies, interests and talents
• Physical characteristics (height, weight, hair color, blood type)
• Success statistics for any previous donations with AEB
• U.S. Food and Drug Administration health questionnaire
• Pictures of the donor, both current and from her childhood
• Letter from the donor to the intended parents

To respect the privacy of our donors, access to our full database requires registration and a valid email address. Click here for access to our online donor database.

After you have selected your donor, she will be sent to your doctor for medical clearance. If everything goes well, she will be given a treatment plan and will begin the stimulation/retrieval process of an IVF cycle. You will receive all of the eggs retrieved from her in that cycle. The eggs will then be fertilized with sperm and the resulting embryos will be transferred either to your (or your surrogate’s) uterus or, if you are having your embryos genetically tested, then the embryos will be frozen and transferred later when the test results are available. Some doctors prefer to transfer a “fresh” embryo to you (or your surrogate), in which case your donor’s menstrual cycle must be coordinated with the recipient’s cycle so that when the donor’s eggs are retrieved the recipient’s uterus will be ready for the transfer.