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.