The Reproductive Medicine Group offers a unique shared egg donation program for patients 33 and younger. Patients diagnosed with tubal factor infertility, male factor infertility, or unexplained infertility may be able to undergo an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle and donate half of the eggs retrieved to an anonymous recipient couple. Women who wish to participate as split oocyte donors undergo additional testing and are felt to have a strong potential to produce a high number of good quality eggs during a stimulation cycle. The recipient couple will pay for approximately half of the IVF cycle. The program is anonymous; no identifying information is released to either couple. Neither couple will know if the other couple achieved conception. Shared donation does not affect the chance of pregnancy; rates remain at approximately 50%. The costs for the IVF cycle for the woman who is donating as well as for the recipient are shared, resulting in considerable savings for both couples.
If interested, please contact the Donor Egg Coordinator at (813) 914-7304 extensions 1245 and 1258.