Once your cycle workup is complete and you are ready to choose a donor, the donor coordinators will present a donor to you one at a time. If you decide to proceed with the donor, paperwork will be signed and the cycle scheduled. If you decide to decline the donor, the coordinators will choose another from our list and present her to you for approval.
This will need to be coordinated with your physician. Once you decide that you need a donor you will be instructed to make an appointment with our third party reproductive counselors. After this appointment, you will meet with the donor coordinators to speak about the testing that is needed to enter the program.
During the consultation with the donor coordinators, you will meet the donor financial coordinator to review the costs of the program and the various payment programs that are available to you.
Some insurances do cover donor treatment and some do not. You will have to check with your carrier about your specific policy. Our financial coordinator will help with this as well!
No, we do not share donors at CRM. Your donor is yours alone and any eggs and embryos that are derived from your cycle are for your use.
Our physicians have different protocols for different patients. We use some injectable medications and some oral medications to prepare our recipients for treatment.
You must complete your cycle by your 51st birthday.
The workup is the same for all patients. The speed at which you complete the workup is up to you. There is a wait list for donor placement. Please ask your coordinator what the wait list is when you speak with her.
1-2 times to complete the required workup and 4 additional appointments during the treatment cycle – including the embryo transfer.
Clinic times are 7 am to 10:30 am, 7 days a week.
Your physician will determine what you have already completed and the need for any additional testing. There is always some work up needed such as a mental health consult, blood work, uterine evaluation, and genetic screening for the male partner, if there is one. If donor sperm is used the sperm banks usually do genetic testing on their donors. Please check with your sperm bank to verify if this has been completed.
A retrieval is when we remove the eggs from the donor. These eggs are then fertilized by your partner’s sperm or from donor sperm, resulting in embryos. The transfer is when an embryo is transferred back to your uterus.
No, we do not show adult pictures, but we will show you a baby picture of the donor.
No, you and the donor will remain anonymous.
Your donor can choose to know the outcome of your cycle, but no other information is given.
The donor coordinators will give you a profile of the donor that lists physical characteristics, educational background, hobbies, interests, family medical background, and genetic disease testing results. A childhood photo will also be included with the profile.