Current estimates say that more than six million Americans suffer from infertility. For those individuals who hope to have a baby, infertility is a devastating diagnosis. Several years ago, there was simply no chance to experience pregnancy and childbirth. But for women who are unable to use their own eggs to have a baby, or for those in circumstances where surrogates are required, egg donors provide them with the possibility to become pregnant and start a family using donated eggs.
The overwhelming majority of women who donate eggs do so to ease the struggle of women who are infertile due to ovarian failure or cancer treatments. Many of these young women have a close friend or family member who has experienced infertility and wish to prevent others from going through the same emotionally draining experience. Many others donate to help those who simply cannot start a family of their own.
The Need for Egg Donors Doesn’t Discriminate
Ovarian failure and the need for utilization of an egg donor does not discriminate. It is actually something that unites women. Every race, color, ethnicity, religion is affected. Women need to grieve the loss of their own genetic connection, but in a lot of cases, especially with our black, brown and Asian populations, they also have to grieve the loss of their very specific heritage, and often are left to look for someone who is “close to what they want”. It adds to the list of losses they are already grieving. Historically, in certain ethnic populations, donating and receiving donor oocytes is frowned upon by society. Our hope is that, our new generation of young people will help to break that barrier. Donation is a gift to others, a gift to themselves as the feelings associated with the gift of life is empowering, and it is a gift to their own specific ethnic communities.
The Egg Donor Program at The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services assisted in the conception of the first child born from a donor egg in New England in 1987. Since then, we’ve helped many conceive with donated eggs and our program continues to grow. Our experts in the field of egg donation will help you understand the entire process from start to end – and answer any questions you may have along the way. We are sure that as a donor, you will find this process to be extremely satisfying and altruistic. The gift that you can potentially provide is truly the answer to many dreams.