Information About the Egg Donor Program at Washington University
The known donor may be a family member, relative or friend of the recipient. All donors, both anonymous and known, must have an initial consultation and screening tests. Even though recipients are welcome to attend the initial consultation, donors will be meeting with the program director privately for part of the consultation.
The egg donor relinquishes all parental rights to any resulting offspring.
Washington University Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Center invites non-smoking women who are 32 years old or younger to enroll in its egg donor screening and qualification process by contacting the Washington University Egg Donor Coordinator at (314) 286-2425.
In addition to having the personal satisfaction of helping an infertile couple create a family, egg donors receive reimbursement for their time and effort. All medical expenses involved in the egg donation are covered by the recipients.
Donors are carefully selected and extensively screened for genetic and infectious diseases. They receive a physical examination and participate in thorough cycle monitoring. Excellent pregnancy rates have been achieved in the egg donor program.