USC Fertility

Egg Donation

USC Fertility has helped patients become parents using egg donation for over 30 years

In 1987, our team performed our first successful egg donation cycle. With this event, our Los Angeles fertility doctors firmly established our clinic among the pioneers of this innovative infertility treatment. We continue to partner with both intended parents and egg donors, guiding them through every step of the process. From providing support for egg donors who are taking medications for ovarian stimulation, to performing the eventual embryo transfer, our team provides comprehensive care from start to finish.

Our fertility doctors maintain standards of excellence for patients and egg donors

From the early days of egg donation, we were among the first in the nation to maintain a registry of egg donors. Although egg donors do receive compensation, altruism and a genuine desire to help others have always been the primary driving forces behind women who have contacted us to become donors. We work with top-notch agencies that thoroughly vet all potential donors through a vigorous screening process. As a result, all our patients can feel confident when choosing an egg donor.

Why do patients consider egg donation?

When patients visit our Los Angeles fertility doctors, we begin infertility treatment with a full fertility evaluation. This testing helps identify potential hindrances to pregnancy for both the male and the female partner. For women, issues such as maternal age, low ovarian reserve, diminished egg quality or multiple failed IVF cycles or miscarriages may warrant the use of donor eggs. Because donor eggs come from young, healthy women, they can increase the chance of having a successful pregnancy and baby.

The basic steps for using an egg donor

For those looking at donor eggs, choosing an egg donor can seem overwhelming. We can connect you with reputable agencies to assist you in finding the right egg donor. Sometimes, our patients choose to utilize a known donor. In this case, we encourage our patients to consult with an attorney about the legalities of these arrangements.

The basic process will proceed as follows once you select an egg donor.

  • Synchronization of the egg donor and recipient
  • Stimulation of the egg donor to produce egg-containing follicles
  • Monitoring of the cycle until egg maturation
  • Retrieval of the eggs
  • Fertilization and preparation for embryo transfer to the recipient

Take charge of your family-building dreams

If you want to have options for creating or expanding your family, our team can assist you with the process. Our physicians can answer your questions and explain your infertility treatment options, including egg donation, so that you can make informed decisions about your next steps. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our Los Angeles fertility doctors.