What Makes Our Egg Donor Program Different
The Fertility Institutes maintain a very active oocyte (egg) donor program. We have over two hundred egg donors, including all races, available for patient consideration. Our donors are extensively screened and are all college or graduate students. Unlike many other programs, we do not utilize egg donors over the age of 27 years, thus assuring our recipients very high pregnancy rates at VERY affordable prices. The majority of our donors (84%) are deemed "in-house" donors which means these young women are not available online through egg donor agencies or other outlets. They are reserved exclusively for patients of the Fertility Institutes. In addition, "in-house" donors do not carry an agency fee associated with their use. We have no age restrictions for healthy potential recipients interested in utilizing our donors. All donations in our program are anonymous. We do not offer "meet the donor" or "donor meets the parents" options, though we do provide very extensive background and genetic history information and can optionally perform a full genetic chromosome analysis on the eggs prior to their use. Photos of all donors are available to potential recipients.
International Programs Available!
We are pleased to announce that all medical services offered by The Fertility Institutes are available internationally. We work with affiliate clinics in over 42 countries.
For our patients from abroad, including Australia, new local laws in many countries allowing donors to "trace" their eggs or sperm are NOT applicable in the U.S.A. Our donors DO NOT have access to you, information about you, your future children or any of your personal information.Learn more
Through our unique association with a consortium of ethnic egg donor agencies, we are able to offer the advantages of a very large selection of young, healthy well screened egg donors from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds combined with the advantage of our ultraselective screening process to assure that our patients needing an egg donor are provided only the finest in available donors.
We interface with many foreign fertility programs in most major cities allowing those from afar to begin their treatment at home and come to us for just the final procedures and to receive their (untraceable by the donor) eggs and/or sperm. We have a large number of donors of widely varying ethnicities, including:
- Chinese (many)
- Japanese (several)
- Indian (many)
- Asian (many)
- Sri Lankan (several)
- Arab (several)
- Pakistani (a few)
- Israeli (several)
- Brazilian (a few)
- Mediterranean (many)
- Thai (several)
- Vietnamese (several)
Egg Donor Profiles
The donor database is being updated constantly and does not always include our unique ethnic donors (you must call for information, details and availability on specific ethnicities) and always lags behind the actual list of donors available through an office contact (+/- 250 donors currently available). All egg donors are college students, age 18-27 yrs. Minimum B+ college grade point average. Call for additional information or check back as our donor list expands and contracts. No donor is deemed suitable until repeat screenings are carried out following a "match". "Frozen" indicates this donor also has frozen oocytes she has produced available through our egg bank. While listed donors have been screened, no guarantee of the availability of any of the listed donors is implied.
Search Egg Donor Profiles
Please apply for access to our egg donor database. Once you receive your password click the login button.Apply for Access Donor Profiles Login
If you would like to ask our donor coordinator a specific question or group of questions about one of our donors, you may send a direct message to her by clicking here. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, replies will be by e-mail only. Donors listed are subject to prior choice by others or non-availability. Alternate or additional donors may exist. Final donor selection subject to confirmation of availability, suitability and agreement with all terms of the donation process.
Become An Egg Donor
The journey through egg donation involves more than merely the donation of eggs. It involves dedication to the process and most importantly, a willingness to assist a couple with their dream of creating their own family.Learn more
Oocytes (Eggs) Retrieval
Oocytes (eggs) are collected from the ovaries through a vaginal approach that avoids incisions. Once harvested, the oocytes are prepared and are then inseminated with filtered, healthy sperm.
Oocyte Cryopreservation and the Development of Frozen Human "Egg Banks"
Recent advances in the In Vitro Fertilization process have now allowed us to successfully freeze, store and later thaw and fertilize cryopreserved human eggs. This new advance in the field of assisted reproductive technologies provides yet another valuable tool to aid in the management of couples struggling to overcome problems with infertility. While we have enjoyed excellent pregnancy rates for some time utilizing frozen and later thawed human embryos, our new ability to store unfertilized human eggs allows many new techniques and resources to be developed.
Employing techniques developed from years of worldwide cryobiology research, our team and others are now reporting the successful cryopreservation and subsequent thaw and fertilization of human oocytes, followed by the successful establishment of healthy human pregnancy. Employing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to aid the fertilization of frozen oocytes, a 84% oocyte survival rate, an 80% fertilization rate and a 70% embryo development rate is obtainable. Pregnancy rates we are achieving on a regular basis from egg s frozen from young women and donors approach or even surpass the pregnancy rates achieved using "fresh" eggs from those same women.
As a result, we are now able to offer the availability of frozen donor eggs from healthy, screened and tested donors to infertility patients that may benefit from this service. The group of patients likely to utilize such donated oocytes include those women with premature ovarian failure, women over age 40 who have been unsuccessful in their attempts to become pregnant with their own gametes, patients with genetically transmissible conditions, post oophrectomy (ovary loss) patients, women with Turner's syndrome and those whose oocytes have been depleted following chemo or radiation therapy.
In addition, our increasing ability to successfully cryopreserve oocytes allows us to now offer the option of oocyte freezing and storage to women concerned about preserving their own fertility. This may be a viable option for women facing premature loss of their ovaries or their ovarian function or for women concerned about advancing age and its effect on their reproductive potential. Harvesting and cryopreservation of eggs may also be considered by women dealing with cervical, endometrial and breast cancer, as well as those facing systemic chemotherapy or other therapy thought to be a threat to reproductive potential.
The future indeed looks bright for the cryopreservation of reproductive potential in women at the Fertility Institutes and for those interested in abundant, easy access to donor eggs.
Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg
Founder of The Fertility Institutes
Egg Donor Procedure Fees
Fees represent estimates for the average patient seen and are subject to minor variations (additional charges for medications are indicated as +Rx). Financial assistance is available and insurance coverage may be applicable in some cases.