Exploring donor options such as donor sperm, donor egg, and donor embryo may not have been how you thought you’d build your family, but with a little more information could become an option.
What are my options?
Not all infertility journeys are exactly the same. And each journey to resolution is personal based on what family building options work with your diagnosis and financial situations. Exploring donor options such as donor sperm, donor egg, and donor embryo may not have been how you thought you’d build your family, but with a little more information could become an option.
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Prior to the development of in vitro fertilization (IVF), there were no options available for women with premature ovarian failure, diminished ovarian reserve or genetically transmittable diseases. Here, we have provided a brief overview of egg donation, emphasizing its indications; screening and evaluation; procedures; statistics; and known risks.
If you’re trying to have a family and it isn’t happening the way you planned, embryo donation might be a good option. There’s a lot to learn about the process and a lot to consider in the decision. RESOLVE wants to ensure that women and men facing infertility are fully informed about all aspects of embryo donation as a family building option.
When a couple or individual undergoes in-vitro fertilization treatment for infertility, they are able to cryopreserve any embryos not transferred during that cycle for use in a subsequent cycle. And while the majority of these frozen embryos are intended for use by the couples who created them in IVF treatment cycles, thousands are potentially available for embryo donation to other infertile patients. Couples struggling to build a family can consider embryo donation as a viable option.
Couples use donor sperm (Donor Insemination) when the husband/partner has no sperm or a very poor semen analysis (azoospermia, oligospermia, poor motility), or when there is a genetic problem which could be inherited from the male. Single women who want a biological child also use DI, as well as LGBTQ+ families/couples also may consider using donor sperm as a means to conceiving.