Egg donation is the process where eggs are removed from a fertile woman (usually under the age of 35) and donated to another woman in order to help her conceive. In some cases, donor eggs are used in conjunction with surrogacy (usually for individuals and LGBT couples).
Once the Intended Parent has chosen their donor, the eggs are then fertilized in our laboratory. The resulting embryos are transferred into the recipient via in vitro fertilization (IVF). Some or all of the embryos may also be frozen for later use.
Egg donation is typically recommended when a woman can no longer produce healthy eggs to become pregnant on her own (usually women of advanced age or have suffered from premature ovarian failure).