Donor Egg

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Women with advanced age or poor quality eggs can explore the option of using eggs from a young donor in an attempt to optimize the chance of a successful pregnancy. The option of both fresh donor eggs from a known or anonymous egg donor, as well as, frozen eggs from an egg bank remain viable options for such women.

The eggs to be utilized for an egg donor cycle, regardless if they are fresh or frozen, will undergo assisted fertilization with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) in the IVF laboratory with the partner’s sperm or donor sperm, wait for fertilization and the formation of an embryo that will then be transferred back to the recipient uterus.

Visit reproductivefacts.org to learn more about Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, which is also used in male infertility.

To learn more about using Donor Eggs, call the UofL Physicians - Fertility Center at 502-588-4400.