RMA of New York offers egg donation, also known as ovum or oocyte donation, as a fertility treatment option for women and couples interested in conceiving with the use of donor eggs. Egg donation is an option for women whose own eggs are unable to achieve a pregnancy due to advanced reproductive age, genetic abnormalities, previous surgeries and/or other conditions. You can find more information about becoming a donor egg recipient here.
The Egg Donation Program at RMA of New York
RMA of New York’s highly respected and experienced Egg Donation Team is known for its focus and success in matching the highest quality donors with recipients, while providing stellar, compassionate care throughout the matching and treatment process. Thanks to RMA of New York’s Egg Donation Program, hundreds of individuals and couples have built their families using donor eggs.
RMA of New York actively recruits healthy women between the ages of 21 and 33 with no known genetic or sexually transmitted diseases. The Egg Donation Team rigorously screens egg donor candidates to ensure they are healthy and that they fully understand the donation process. Our egg donor pool consists of donors from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including, but not limited to:
Egg donors experience a sense of reward and satisfaction knowing that their contribution has a profound effect on the life of another woman or couple. Many of our donors relay to us that the experience of helping a woman to conceive gives them a sense of fulfillment and contentment that they have never felt before.
A recipient can choose a non-shared cycle, in which all of the eggs retrieved from the donor will be given to a single recipient. An alternative option is a shared cycle, where eggs retrieved from a donor are shared between two recipients. This can lower the cost for both recipients’ cycles. RMA of New York follows specific guidelines to help maximize the opportunity for success for both recipients, which can be discussed in greater detail with the Egg Donation Team.
While egg quality deteriorates with age, a woman’s uterus and her ability to carry and deliver a child remains relatively constant. Therefore, egg donation offers a substantially higher chance for the delivery of a healthy baby, even in women of advanced maternal age. To view the success rates for RMA of New York, the national average and individual centers in detail, visit the website for The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) www.sart.org. Please note that a comparison of clinical success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) may vary from clinic to clinic.
Experiencing infertility can be stressful; coming to grips with knowing conception may not be possible without the help of a donor can compound anxiety. Many potential egg recipients have similar questions, such as: Should the parent(s) ever tell their child? And if so, at what point in the child’s life will it be appropriate to reveal how he or she was conceived? And should the parent(s) keep the egg donation process a secret from their friends and family? Recipients in the Egg Donation Program can discuss the emotional aspects of using donor eggs with RMA of New York’s licensed Psychologist Dr. Georgia Witkin. Information about these and additional support services can be found on our Integrative Care webpage.
To inquire about RMA of New York’s egg donation services, please ask for the Egg Donation Team at 212-756-5777 or email Donor_Nurse@rmany.com.
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