Donor Egg Recipient Couples

The Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia has a very active donor egg program located in Charlottesville, VA. Our IVF/Donor Egg success rates exceed the national averages. Our donor egg program also serves patients from surrounding communities including donor EggHarrisonburg, Staunton, Fishersville, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Forest, Bedford, Buena Vista, Vinton, and Bridgewater.

Some women are unable to conceive using their own eggs. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including age, premature ovarian failure, diminished ovarian function, etc. If a woman has a uterus and is no older than 50 years, she may be eligible for the donor egg program. This is a strictly confidential, anonymous program. We rigorously screen potential donors for infectious diseases, genetic disorders in her family and psychological issues. Our donors are recruited by our egg donor IVF coordinator, Stephanie Barrix, R.N. (Email:

The donor egg recipient couple must meet with our counselor who will discuss the many complex issues surrounding egg donation. We feel strongly that this is necessary before we will match an egg donor with a recipient couple.

Recruiting egg donors is a challenge because it requires dedication, determination and commitment to begin and complete the entire screening and donation process. Due to the greater demand for egg donors than available young women desiring and qualified to be an egg donor, there is usually a waiting list. As a recipient couple, you may know someone that could possibly be a “known” egg donor for you, like a friend or family member. Feel free to discuss this option with our nurse coordinator. We facilitate the screening of known donors in the same way as anonymous ones.

Egg donors are extensively screened following and exceeding FDA guidelines. It includes a counseling session with a therapist experienced in the issues of egg donation. An appointment with a geneticist is also required. The geneticist will review in detail the donor’s personal and family medical history. An examination by our physician is done, as well as extensive infectious disease screening.

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