For couples and individuals who experience a lack of eggs or sperm, or whose eggs or sperm will not allow development into viable embryos, using donated eggs or sperm (or both in some cases) is a course of treatment worth consideration. Donors are usually anonymous, though not necessarily so – as in cases using family members or significant others.
Egg donation is a viable option for women whose ovaries no longer produce eggs or whose eggs cannot develop into viable embryos. It is also an option for these couples who wish to maintain a biological link, using the partner’s sperm. Click here to learn about PRIDE, our egg donation program.
Sperm donation has been around for many years and has been socially acceptable for some time. Not only can a single woman, or women who do not have male partners, become pregnant using donated sperm, but males who have severe sperm abnormalities, or no sperm at all, or even potentially serious genetic traits he does not wish to pass on, can benefit. Donors are screened for STDs, heredity and genetic diseases and blood disorders. Donors can be found who closely physically and mentally match the recipient. The CNY Fertility Center does not maintain a donor sperm program, however, we can work with the facilities listed below. If you choose a facility not listed below please confirm that they are licensed by the New York State Department of Health before purchasing or shipping donor sperm.
Embryo Donation is now another option available to our clients seeking to either create, or expand their families. Often when families undergo IVF treatments, they are left with remaining fertilized eggs (embryos). This can place the parents in a difficult position when they begin to discuss what to do with the remaining embryos. The previous options available have been to donate the remaining embryos to research, keep them frozen, or to dispose of them. We are now able to add a fourth option, Embryo Donation. Click here to learn more about our Embryo Donor Program and view available Embryo Donor Profiles.