| How Do I Locate An Egg Donation Clinic?
The number women aged over 30 who are becoming first time moms in America has risen dramatically in the past two decades. It has increased from 5 percent of all births in 1975 to 24 percent in 2006; and the figure continues to rise. Over 7 million women under the age of 44 have received some sort of infertility service in their lifetime (from counseling to fertility testing and infertility treatment). If you are interested in pursuing egg donation, finding the right fertility clinic that will offer you the best emotional and medical support is critical. You must also consider your personal circumstances, for example not all clinics will work with single people or with gays. When you obtain a list of possible clinics, give them a call and mention any unique circumstances you may have on the phone. You want to make sure that the clinic is supportive of your situation before making an appointment and setting you up with an egg donor.
For extra detail: what is an egg donation clinic?
List Of Approved Egg Donor Agencies And Clinics
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
The ASRM provides a list of clinics and agencies who have signed an agreement with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). In doing so they agree to certain rules on oocyte (egg) donation, fees for egg donors and abide by the 2008 Guidelines for Gamete and Embryo Donation. Each clinic pays a fee to be listed and their website has been reviewed by SART.
American Fertility Association (AFA)
Phone: 888-917-3777, 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday (EST)
This website has an excellent search tool for locating fertility specialists throughout America, including egg donation clinics. It also offers contact details for cord blood banking facilities, doulas, genetic counselors, sperm banks, infertility consultants, surrogacy agencies and complementary medicine practitioners. You also have the option to limit search results according to LBGT friendly (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender friendly).
Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS)
This society has a list of fertility clinics which offer a range of services, including egg donation in Canada.
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
The HFEA licenses fertility clinics and centres throughout the UK which carry out in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and other assisted procedures like egg donation. The website has an excellent search facility and you can locate a clinic according to your postcode. If you are interested in becoming an egg or sperm donor the advanced search facility allows you to narrow results to clinics actively looking for donors.
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