If you plan to choose a directed (known) egg donor, such as a friend or family member, they will be screened by our team to ensure they are suitable for egg donation. Known egg donors complete all ovarian stimulation, monitoring and egg retrieval at our center.
Using a directed (known) egg donor can offer more control over the donor selection process, as you already have a personal relationship with the donor. However, it’s important to remember that using a known egg donor can raise legal, emotional, and practical considerations. For example, a legal contract between the egg donor and donor egg recipient(s) is required to clearly outline expectations and responsibilities. Additionally, using a known egg donor may also impact the emotional dynamics of the donor relationship and can have long-term implications for everyone involved. A professional psychological evaluation of both the egg donor and donor egg recipient(s) is required.