The first step is setting up a donor database account to view egg donor profiles.
You’ll then schedule a consultation with a physician at Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) to discuss your eligibility for the program. To arrange this, contact a new patient coordinator at 415-820-4120 or call toll free at 888-834-3095.
You’ll next meet with a team of egg donor specialists who will provide an overview of the program, explain medical requirements, answer your questions, and guide you through next steps.
Once you make your donor selection, we can start planning your cycle immediately. That’s one of the advantages of using frozen donor eggs. You choose the week when you would like your transfer to occur and we create your cycle calendar.
The length of time from donor selection to transfer depends upon your chosen transfer date. Transfer occurs about 2–3 weeks after you begin your medications. You have a pregnancy test about 2 weeks after the transfer.
PFC Egg Donor Agency works with PFC to carefully screen donors before allowing them to be a part of our Donor Egg Bank program. We gather comprehensive information on a donor’s:
Yes, there are medical requirements to determine eligibility for a donor egg bank cycle.
You are eligible for the frozen donor egg process if:
If you are not eligible, we recommend using a fresh egg donor cycle.
Prior to selecting an egg donor, you must complete these tests:
For women 40 and over, we also recommend the following:
Using fresh donor eggs – from selection of egg donor to pregnancy test – is between 3 to 6 months. It takes this long because menstrual cycles between the donor and intended parent or gestational carrier must be synchronized. Once this is achieved, the donor starts stimulation medications.
Using frozen donor eggs – from selection of egg donor to pregnancy test – is approximately 8 weeks. You do not need to synchronize your cycle with the egg donor because donor eggs have previously been vitrified (frozen) and stored in our Pacific Fertility Egg Bank. You have flexibility to plan your cycle and time the embryo transfer. In fact, you can start planning your cycle right after you select a donor profile from our egg donor database, if that’s what you choose.
We accept women up to age 50 for the frozen donor egg program. Your embryo transfer must happen before you turn age 51.
Pregnancy success rates using frozen donor eggs are comparable to those using fresh donor eggs.
The healthiest pregnancy outcome is a singleton pregnancy. PFC Physicians recommend transferring one blastocyst at a time. The majority of PFC patients choose to transfer one blastocyst embryo per cycle, commonly known as elective Single Embryo Transfer or “eSET”.
You will receive:
We do not have any additional information on our donors other than what is represented in their egg donor profiles.
We target our advertising for egg donors with colleges and universities, Craigslist, various publications, and social media. Our current donors often recommend us to their friends and family members. Our excellent reputation for providing a high level of care and professionalism helps attract many healthy, well-qualified donors.
After completing all necessary testing and consultations with a physician and members of the donor egg bank team, you can contact the donor egg bank coordinator, at 415-834-3075. She will assist you in the process of reviewing profiles and finalizing the selection of your donor profile.
No, your blood types don’t need to match unless you are planning on not disclosing the information to your child.