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If you and your partner are considering one or more of these options, the fertility specialists at Reproductive Medicine Associates RMA at Jefferson in Philadelphia can help. Egg donors can be friends or family called directed donors or strangers that will never meet one another called anonymous donors. The eggs can be used fresh, right after an in vitro fertilization IVF retrieval, or can be obtained already frozen the IVF cycle was previously completed and the eggs were immediately frozen for future use. Anonymous donors are between 21 and 30 years of age and in excellent health. Each anonymous donor goes through a physical exam, extensive medical and infectious disease testing, psychological screening and an interview with a psychologist. Once the eggs have been retrieved from the donor or frozen eggs are thawed, the male partner will produce a sperm sample.
It is also an option for single women and same sex couples. Sperm can be come from a personal donor often a family member or friend or a clinic-recruited donor, and the sperm can be used in both IVF and IUI in a process called Donor Insemination or DI. We strongly encourage people to consider a personal donor, since the demand for clinic donors is much greater than the number of donors available.
We are a supportive network of more than 2, mainly UK based families with children conceived with donated sperm, eggs or embryos, those considering or undergoing donor conception procedures; and donor conceived people. Join us today. If you are pregnant or already have children of any age conceived through donor conception then this is the section of the website for you. You may have used sperm, egg, double or embryo donation to conceive and possibly also a surrogate. Whereever you have had treatment in the UK or abroad we are here to support you and your family.