Donor Egg Bank USA
Advances in egg freezing technology have enabled a third option for women seeking egg donation. Couples may now select an egg donor in the United States through Donor Egg Bank USA and have eggs transferred to the Ottawa Fertility Centre where they can undergo the procedure close to home. Women and couples have been importing donor sperm for many years, but the practice of selecting and importing donated eggs through an egg bank is only recently possible.
The Ottawa Fertility Centre values the health and welfare of egg donors and for this reason we will only work with those clinics who are known to uphold the highest ethical and medical standards with respect to treatment of egg donors. Donor Egg Bank USA has met our high standards for quality, safety and ethical behaviour and we are happy to refer patients to them for selection of potential egg donors.
Donor Egg Bank USA offers two options for women considering egg donation:
- Single Cycle
- Assured Refund with up to six cycles
For more information about Donor Egg Bank USA and options available to you through them, please visit their web site. We encourage patients to speak with their fertility specialist at the Ottawa Fertility Centre to determine which option is best for them. We also encourage patients to speak with a health psychologist about egg donation prior to embarking on this journey.
- Review all treatment options with your fertility specialist and determine that egg donation is the right treatment option for you.
- Investigate egg donation options available to you as outlined on our web site
- Review all on line information about the programs offered by Donor Egg Bank USA
- Meet with a health psychologist – a requirement before the start to treatment. We encourage patients to meet with the health psychologist as early as possible in the process as he/she can be a helpful resource
- Make a preliminary selection of your egg donor using the DEB USA portal. If you selected the Assured Refund plan, your fertility specialist will need to complete a questionnaire prior to your acceptance into the program
- Make a final selection of your egg donor with Donor Egg Bank USA. Patients should not make a final selection if there are any lingering questions. Rather, we recommend that patients is best to book an appointment with your fertility specialist prior to making a final commitment on an egg donor.
- Meet with your OFC physician to sign Consent forms.
- Your egg donor cycle may start once your eggs have been received by the clinic