USC Fertility performed its first successful egg donation cycle in 1987. As such, its place is firmly established among the pioneers of this form of infertility treatment. Furthermore, our program has published many ground-breaking publications addressing virtually every aspect of egg donation, from stimulation of female donors to preparation of donor egg recipients to synchronization between the cycles and many other topics.
Our program was also among the first in the nation (and, consequently, in the world) to maintain a registry of egg donors. Recruitment was essentially unnecessary. Women wishing to donate their eggs found us and contacted us of their own volition. Whereas compensation was always a part of the donation process, altruism and a genuine sense of wanting to help have always been the primary driving forces behind our egg donation program.
To this day, our program maintains a small registry of highly selected egg donors who make the "gift of life" possible for infertile couples seeking our help.
Couples seeking egg donation at our program are offered a choice of our donors or donors from other egg donor agencies. Couples are also welcome to bring or recruit their own egg donors; we encourage egg donation by female relatives of the intended mother.
Please see also our information for Out-of-State and International Patients.
Women who wish to become part of our donor registry should be between the ages of 21 and 33. A confidential inquiry can be made by via email or you can call and speak directly to our Egg Donor Coordinator at 213-975-9990.
Egg Donor & Surrogacy Agencies.