CRM's Pioneering Donor Egg Program
Oocyte or egg donation (commonly referred to as "donor egg") is an assisted reproductive technology that uses in vitro fertilization to allow a woman to experience pregnancy and motherhood using another woman's eggs.
Thousands of women have used donated eggs to become pregnant at CRM, and the Center's Director, Zev Rosenwaks, is a donor egg pioneer: In 1985, Dr. Rosenwaks developed the United States' first egg donation program.
Egg donation has proven to be an effective treatment for women facing a variety of fertility challenges, including:
- Advanced maternal age
- Premature ovarian failure
- Ovarian failure after cancer treatment
- Repetitive IVF failure or miscarriage
- Inherited genetic disease and chromosomal abnormalities when PGD cannot be accomplished
- Anatomical issues preventing oocyte retrieval
Donor egg's success rate, the percentage of embryo transfers resulting in live births, is upwards of 50%.