South Carolina Egg Donation
Healthy women, between the ages of 21 and
30, can offer an incredible gift to a couple in need, the gift of healthy eggs
as an egg donor. For couples dealing with infertility, an absence of available
eggs or eggs that are not healthy enough to lead to conception, can be a main
cause for their inability to conceive.Step II
The dramatic increase in egg
donation, as a part of assisted reproduction, dates back to 1983 when the first
woman with ovarian failure delivered a child conceived from a donated egg.
Since then, the procedure has grown is use each year. Now, egg donation has
become an accepted and widely-utilized procedure for helping infertile couple
to have a child genetically related to the male partner. The mother also gets
the opportunity to carry the child to term and have the birth
Today egg donation is an extremely valuable treatment for
women incapable of regularly producing viable eggs or for women who carry a
genetic disease. Success rates now regular top 50% for each egg donation cycle.
Eggs, for the most part, come from heavily-screened, anonymous donors although,
occasionally, eggs are donated by a person known to the recipient couple who,
of course, must also pass the screening process. These egg donors a chosen for
a high level of both physical and mental health.
Becoming an egg donor
can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a young woman's life.
Every year, Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
Institute helps many women start or add to their families through egg donation
procedures. In most cases, Advanced Fertility is able to match a donor
recipient with an egg donor in a timely manner. Once matched, and all
agreements finalized, the egg donor begins a process very similar to that of
women going through other assisted reproduction therapies.
With a top
medical team and a staff specialized psychologist, Advanced Fertility's focus
is on both the physical and mental health of both the egg recipient and the egg
donor. Working together, the Advanced Fertility team treats donors and
recipients for the best possible experience.
While egg donors are
compensated for their time and service, it's a medical process they should
fully understand before submitting an application to donate. We look for
special women with a heart to help a couple in need. This commitment to help
others makes for the most rewarding experience for egg donors. Our team
provides approved egg donation candidates full information prior to the
donation of eggs. Here are the steps we follow for interested
Fill out the Egg Donor
Application form below to receive an email with your application
- Complete the Application
- Sign the application.
following to the address noted below:
Advanced Fertility & Endocrinology Institute, LLC
Sunset Blvd., St. 305
West Columbia, SC 29169
[Please include a photo
copy of you current Driver's License]
Your emotional health is a primary concern
to our team and we want to make sure you fully understand the process and the
emotions involved in egg donation. Shortly after your screening, your counselor
will review your screening .
Upon passing the screening, we will give you a medical
evaluation at Advanced Fertility which includes both a pelvic exam and blood
tests that indicate your general health and hormone levels. These tests also
check for any evidence of drug use or sexually transmitted diseases. After
these evaluations have been completed, and a review has been conducted by
Advanced Fertility's medical director, you will receive a report back to you
from your Egg Donor Coordinator. It's important to understand, and have the
comfort of knowing that all screening is done by the Advanced Fertility Egg
Donation team, never by a third-party organization.
Medical Expenses- any and
all medical expenses, including medications, that will be required for your egg
donation cycle, are covered by the intended parents.
if you do not have current medical insurance, a short-term policy will be
obtained for you by the intended parents. This policy is designed to protect
you should complications of any kind arise.
The compensation aspect of
this relationship is clearly defined. You as an egg donor are being compensated
for your dedication, time, effort, and discomfort in relationship to the egg
donation process. You will receive your compensation once your eggs have been
We would like to take this opportunity to
remind you: First, your profile is strictly protected. Second, NO
personal identifying information of any kind will ever be released
to perspective egg donor recipients nor released to any recipient family for
any reason whatsoever without your specific written permission. Note:
Under our current guidelines.
Advanced Fertility takes the security of
your personal information very seriously. Please be aware that our staff has
very strict policies in place that prohibit them from discussing any donor
issues or answering any questions regarding any other donor in our program.
Should you be selected as a possible match to participate in a cycle,
we will contact you to again. review the process and compensation details. At
that time, we will also be able to share with you specifics, the amount of
time, and travel required to complete the offered cycle. You will then be given
time to reflect on this information and, when you decide, give us a call with
your decision. If all parties agree, we will enter the agreement phase of the
egg donation cycle.
World Egg Bank Charter Clinic
Advanced Fertility is pleased to be a
charter clinic for the World Egg Bank which offers our patients a wide range of
additional fertility options. Ask about a special discount available to
Advanced Fertility patients.
To learn more, please click on the World
Egg Bank logo below:
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of person can become an egg
A healthy woman between the age of 21 and 30 years of age, of any
ethnic background, and with a heart to assist a couple -
I donate through Advanced Fertility?
Advanced Fertility is a
"boutique", intimate practice where you receive the finest in personal
attention as an egg donor or egg recipient. The practice has assembled an
experienced team to guide you through the physical and mental aspects of egg
I've had my children but I'm still in your age range. Can
I be considered as an egg donor?
Absolutely. As part of your medical
history, you have already demonstrated you ability to carry a healthy baby to
term and have a successful birth. You would be a candidate to enter into our
egg donor screening process.
My tubes have been tied. Can I still be
an egg donor?
Yes. The aspiration of your eggs occurs before the eggs
are released by you body. Therefore, tied tubes are not a factor as to your
ability to successfully donate.
What is the time commitment for egg
Upon passing the physical and psychological screening, you may
be accepted as an egg donor candidate. . It can take a few weeks to coordinate
your menstrual cycle with that of your recipient. Egg donors are stimulated for
egg production. This stimulation cycle last about 10 days.
As an egg
donor, will I have surgery?
Yes. Your eggs will be retrieved vaginally.
The procedure is similar to a pap smear. However, you will be sedated or placed
under light anesthesia during this procedure for your comfort. Normally, the
entire retrieval takes only about 15-20 minutes. In many cases you are in and
out of the practice in a total of just over an hour for the entire egg donation
Thank you for your interest in the Egg
Donation Program at Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
Institute, located in West Columbia, South Carolina, conveniently close to
Charleston. All of the members of the Advanced Fertility & Reproductive
Endocrinology Institute team, including the reproductive endocrinologist,
embryologist, infertility nurses, psychologist and support staff are dedicated
to providing you with the highest quality of personalized care and
You may schedule a
consultation with our Donor/Recipient Program Coordinator who specializes
in helping couples understand and address any emotional issues associated with
egg donation. During this consultation, she will explain the program guidelines
and provide details about the waiting period for the egg donor, the preparatory
cycle, and the fertility medications you will use.
Our egg donors, both known and anonymous,
are screened according to the standards recommended by the American Society for
Reproductive Medicine. Our egg donors range from 21 to 30 years of age. Donors
are screened for blood type, and genetic and infectious diseases. Psychological
evaluations including specific psychological testing are performed.
Many couples experience heartache because
they cannot have a baby. Anonymous egg donation gives them the chance for their
dream to become a reality. If you are a woman who would like to help a couple
make their dream come true, consider egg donation.
Women between the ages of 21 and 30 and
from any background may qualify for our anonymous egg donor program.
Our team of infertility specialists will
match you carefully, thoughtfully, and confidentially with the right couple. At
the completion of the cycle, you will be compensated $3,500.00.