Achieving pregnancy with a donated egg
If you have tried, and can’t conceive using your own eggs, Queensland Fertility Group’s egg donation program may help.
In most cases our patients come to see us with a family member or friend who is willing to donate her eggs. Donors must meet certain criteria. Once you have found a known donor, you and the donor will be required to attend an appointment with our donor coordinator as well as one of our psychologists.
If you can’t find your own donor, we can provide advice on ways to advertise for a donor, but we cannot recruit one for you. You can add your name to the register for the QFG Anonymous Altruistic program, but finding your own donor will be a quicker alternative.
Can egg donation help me?
Using an egg donor is a suitable option if you:
- are going through premature menopause
- carry a risk of passing on genetic disease
- have ovaries affected by chemotherapy or serious illness
- have tried IVF treatment, but repeated cycles have indicated poor egg quality.
The success rate using donor egg treatment is directly related to the age of the donor, and the number and quality of the donated eggs.
When you have found a donor…
You and your donor meet with one of our doctors to discuss the treatment program that suits you. Essentially, your donor will undergo a collection of her eggs, while we prepare the lining of your uterus to accept a fertilised embryo.
As part of the donation process, we ask you, your donor and your respective partners to complete the paperwork and consent forms, and undertake a simple medical screening process. All donors and recipients must meet with QFG psychologists to discuss the social and ethical implications of the donation process.
During these sessions you’ll receive all the information, advice and support you need, and our Donor Coordination team will then guide you throughout the process once your program has been approved.
To find out more, call the Queensland Fertility Group Donor Program on 1800 111 483 or email us.