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Fertility Cafe

Mar 5, 2020

Egg donation may seem like a straightforward process, but whether you are an egg donor or a donor egg recipient, there are a lot of decisions to be made along the way. How do you know where to find an egg donor or where you want to donate? Do you want to work with an egg bank, a fertility clinic with an in-house donor program, or an egg donation agency? Should you choose a fresh or frozen cycle? Six-time egg donor Eloise Drane breaks down all your options when it comes to egg donation and empowers you to make informed decisions about your fertility journey. Show notes:

In this episode:

  • Egg Donation Defined – a quick trip back to biology class to talk gametes, oocytes, fertilization, and embryo cryopreservation
  • What is the difference between anonymous, semi-anonymous, known, and identifiable egg donor arrangements? How do the new DNA and genetic testing sites come into play?
  • Eloise details her own egg donation journeys, and how they shaped her life
  • What every egg donor needs to consider before donating, including the risks involved
  • How the egg donation process has evolved and the end of the frozen vs. fresh debate
  • The pros and cons of each egg donation program for both donors and recipients – egg bank, fertility clinic’s in-house donor program, or an egg donation agency


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