If you’ve got a surrogate lined up but they won’t be using their own eggs to conceive, you’ll need to find an egg donor.
An egg donor education program (Egg Donors Australia) is available to try to encourage more donors and assist couples/individuals in their attempt to become parents through surrogacy.
Although this may seem like a fairly simple process, the decision to create a family using donor eggs will have a significant impact on everyone involved, including the recipient, the donor and the child who is born as a result of the donation.
Our friendly staff will provide you with guidance and support throughout the process, to enable you to make an informed decision and help you determine which is the right option for you.
To conceive through surrogacy, you need to choose an egg donor. Egg donors are classified as either “known” or “unknown” depending on the type of relationship you have with them.
We can offer treatments involving both known and unknown egg donors, both following a thorough process of preparation. This process involves comprehensive medical assessment, detailed screening, consent forms, and counselling of all parties involved in the egg donation.
All clinic-recruited egg donors are required to meet with the specialist to ensure they are medically suitable for the egg donor program. Some of the tests performed by the specialist during the medical review may include screening tests, pelvic ultrasound and Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) test.
Egg donors are required to undergo an IVF cycle in order to retrieve the eggs. Prior to this procedure, egg donors will be asked to attend an information session with a fertility coordinator. During this session, they are informed about the type of treatment, the risks of the procedure, lifestyle recommendations and other requirements.
Women of all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds can become egg donors. This includes women of all different heights, shapes and sizes, as long as they meet the prerequisites below:
Some of the things you may have to think carefully about when choosing a donor are:
Couples/individuals using a known donor are encouraged to discuss some of the following key issues with their donor:
We understand that choosing a donor can be difficult. We have a dedicated and experienced donor team to provide you with guidance and support throughout the process. Feel free to contact our friendly team to learn more about our donor program and the fertility treatment options available to you.
Rainbow Fertility has joined The World Egg Bank in a partnership to provide those who do not produce eggs or cannot use the eggs they produce, with the opportunity to experience pregnancy and to bear a child. The donated eggs can also be used in surrogacy to help others (such as gay or single men and trans and non-binary people) achieve their dream of parenthood (depending on state legislation).
The World Egg Bank has developed a unique structure: they are the only egg bank that focuses only on providing quality donor ova. They built a state-of-the-art facility that solely focuses on egg freezing. Their unique centralised model ensures they conduct all egg vitrification with proven protocols and the same experienced laboratory systems and professionals. They manage all donor stimulations and retrievals in one single location. They manage quality.
For more information visit our page on The World Egg Bank, or contact our Fertility Advice Centre for more information.