How to choose a Donor Egg Bank

April 20th, 2012

Egg donation can be a huge help for couples who are having trouble conceiving a child. The first step if you are considering going down this road is to find a donor. That means you will need to choose an egg bank. You have lots of options to choose from so it is a good idea to know what you should be basing your decision on.

pregnant womanThe biggest thing that you are going to want to look for when you are choosing a donor egg bank is to make sure that they are reputable. It is usually a good idea to stick with a bank that has been in business for quite a long time since this is usually a good indicator of stability. Obviously you are going to have to locate the all of the egg banks in your area (use a combination of Google Search and Google Maps and you should be good!) so that you can decide which is right for you. In some cases it may be necessary or even desirable to travel to an egg bank that is located far away but it is usually just easier to stick with one that is near by. You can go online or look in the phone book to find the egg banks near you so that you can start to narrow them down.

The first thing that you should do when you are looking at a donor egg bank is to talk to your doctor. If you are considering egg donation you are almost certainly already seeing a fertility specialist. A doctor who specializes in this field should have a good idea of which are the better egg banks so you should definitely ask for their opinion.

The internet has proven to be a great help for a lot of things and one of those is for researching egg banks. There are lots of forums and other sites where you can talk to couples that have gone through the egg donation process. Not only is this hugely helpful in preparing you for what to expect it is also an excellent way to research clinics. You should be able to use these forums as a way to find out what the better egg banks are and which ones should be avoided.

Once you have narrowed down your choices you are going to want to go to the egg banks that you are considering and talk to them about your needs. You are going to want to make sure that they are going to be able to meet your needs. You also want to meet the staff that will be working on your case and make sure that you are comfortable with them. It is also a good idea to find out how much the procedure is going to cost. Egg donors are not cheap and the price can vary pretty dramatically from one donor egg bank to another. Therefore it is a good idea to find out up front how much it is going to cost.

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