The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen "Center for Reproductive Medicine" - of Weill Cornell Medical College

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%.