For a number of infertile women, disease and the onset of ovarian failure precludes producing fertilizable eggs. This prevents them from achieving a pregnancy with their own eggs. Since the vast majority of such women are otherwise quite healthy and physically capable of bearing a child, egg donation provides them with a realistic opportunity to go from infertility to parenthood.
Egg donation is associated with its share of benefits. In many instances, more eggs are retrieved from a young donor than would ordinarily be needed to complete a single attempt at achieving an IVF pregnancy. As a result, there are often supernumerary or left over embryos for freezing and storage. Also, since eggs derived from a young woman are less likely to produce aneuploidic (chromosomally abnormal) embryos, the risk of miscarriage and birth defects such as Down’s syndrome are reduced considerably.
Indications for Egg Donation:
- Advanced reproductive age
- Decreased ovarian/egg
- Premature ovarian failure
- Surgical removal of the ovaries or exposure to chemotherapy or radiation
- Recurrent IVF failure due to poor quality eggs / embryos
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