Become an Egg Donor

Becoming an egg donor means you could help make the dream of a family a reality for people that struggle with infertility or LGBTQIA+ people. Pacific NW Fertility is different. We provide excellent, personalized care, offer flexible appointments, and support you in achieving your goals.

If you are a healthy, non-smoker, and between the ages of 21 and 29, we hope you will consider applying today. The initial application will only take a few minutes.

How it Works

The donor egg program has been established to assist patients who cannot have a child. This includes women who are unable to produce good quality eggs, single men, same-sex male couples, and other members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Application & Screening

If your initial application is accepted, you will be asked to schedule an exam. This visit will include a physical and gynecological exam, blood and urine tests, drug testing, and genetic testing. You will have a chance to review any questions or concerns with one of our medical providers.

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Preparation

Using donated eggs to establish a pregnancy involves in vitro fertilization (IVF). The first step is to start taking birth control pills to regulate your cycle. You will then take a series of fertility drugs, which you will inject, to stimulate your ovaries.

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Retrieval

Removing the eggs from your ovaries, or egg retrieval involves a minor surgical procedure that takes place in our facility’s procedure room. After you recover from the egg retrieval, your part of the donation cycle is finished.

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After Retrieval

Following the egg retrieval, your eggs will either be frozen or combined with sperm in the Pacific Northwest Fertility Laboratory. If embryos result, they will be cultured for several days in a petri dish before being transferred into the uterus of the recipient. All of the eggs or embryos resulting in this procedure, even those that are not transferred, and are instead frozen; belong to the recipient (and their partner if applicable). If they or their surrogate become pregnant and a child is delivered, they will be the legal parent(s) of that child, even though the child will be genetically related to you.

FAQs About Egg Donation

New Webinar: LGBTQ+ Family Building

Join Drs. Stephanie Rothenberg and Darcy Broughton on Monday June 28 at 5PM PST.  They are introducing the PNWF Center for LGBTQ+ Family Building and answering your questions about LGBTQ+ fertility care.