Typically, women who use egg donation are in their late 30s to mid 40s, and have been unsuccessful with fertility treatment due to poor ovarian reserves, or have delayed having children.Other women use donor eggs because they have no ovaries or because they do not want to pass genetic characteristics to a child. Donor eggs or donor embryos allow an infertile woman to still carry and have a child.
Good candidates for donor eggs:
- Premature ovarian failure - early onset of menopause
- Diminished ovarian reserve - low quality eggs
- Genetically transited disease
- Previous history of failure with IVF