Welcome to CHR's egg donation program, one of the largest and most diverse in the world!
For Egg Donors
An Overview for Egg Donor Candidates
Every year, CHR's New York, NY based Egg Donation Program helps many couples build families using donor eggs. These couples have for a variety of reasons been unable to conceive, though primarily because the women can no longer produce good quality eggs.
Most of our recipient couples have experienced significant emotional and financial strain trying to conceive a child on their own. Without the help of special women, like you, these couples may never have the opportunity to build a family. So, thank you for your interest in becoming an egg donor with CHR.
Our egg donor program is run on the principle that we are here to serve both parties equally: Our responsibilities are the same to recipients and donors. This means that throughout the process, you will receive the same kind of individualized attention and clinical vigilance from our IVF coordinators and physicians as our recipient couples. As egg donation is a complicated medical process, we take our donors' safety very seriously. Additionally, CHR covers all egg donors with a third party insurance policy, which gives you, the donor, added security.
CHR values your time, effort, commitment and services in the egg/oocyte donation process. This is why we offer a competitive compensation of $8,000 at our New York (NYC) program. [Note to Chinese Applicants]
An Overview for Egg Donor Recipients
No fertility treatment offers higher pregnancy chances than egg donation. The reason is obvious: Since egg donors are usually young (CHR's egg donor pool only rarely includes women above age 30 years), pregnancy chances and miscarriage risks statistically become those of the young egg donor. Pregnancy chances, of course, decline with advancing female age and miscarriage rates increase. Consequently, nothing can beat 20-year old eggs in a 40 year old infertility patient, who, now, has the pregnancy chance and miscarriage risk of a 20-year old.
Since the egg contributes approximately 95%, and sperm only 5%, to the ultimate "quality" of the embryo, the male's age is of much less importance.
Video for Egg Donor Recipients
CHR's Diverse Egg Donor Program
One of the features that distinguishes our egg donation program is the wide choice of donors. You can take a look at our exceptionally diverse donor pool by logging in, or registering, if you haven't become a member yet.
CHR's donor pool is, likely, the largest and physically, ethnically and religiously most diverse anywhere in the world, containing rare European and Asian ethnicities, mixed ethnicities, all races, many religions and a variety of artistic and athletic talents.
This diversity is partially thanks to our egg donation program's New York, NY location. However, to match the amazing diversity of our international patient population and meet the rising demand, we have recently started recruiting exceptional donors even outside of the immediate NYC metropolitan area. These "long-distance donors" (LDDs) receive exactly the same compensation as local donors. However, recipients working with a long-distance donor will be charged for the donor's local monitoring expenses, travel, hotel and sustenance during her trip to New York City. These donors are identified with LDD in our egg donor database.
High Pregnancy Rates with Egg Donation
CHR also reports amongst the highest pregnancy and delivery rates: Over the last few years clinical pregnancy rates in fresh transfer cycles were steadily around approximately 65% (with transfer of at most 2 embryos). Since most donor cycles produce more than 2 embryos, most recipients end up with frozen embryos, which, of course, reflect additional pregnancy chances. Cumulative pregnancy chances, including all embryos produced in a given egg donation cycle, therefore, uniformly end up in the high 80s to low 90s. A small number of CHR donor recipients have, indeed, had up to 3 consecutive single pregnancies from a single egg donor cycle.
CHR's Egg Donor Screening Process
CHR receives every week approximately 50 applications from egg donor candidates. To initiate their application, they have to complete a very detailed questionnaire. Amongst those who submit a completed questionnaire, less than 10% make it through the initial screening process, and are invited for a first interview with a staff personnel. This stage, of course, also leads to disqualifications and, therefore, even fewer candidates make it to the next stage of the candidate screening process, when a physician interviews the candidate face to face.
After further disqualifications only a very small number of remaining candidates make it into the first medical testing stage, where the candidate undergoes ultrasound and blood testing. Only once this testing stage confirms the candidate's medical fitness to be an egg donor, does she join CHR's donor pool, becomes eligible for tentative matching with a recipient and becomes visible as a candidate for matching on CHR's website. On the average, only approximately 3% of original applicants, ultimately, make it into CHR's donor pool.
This, however, does not yet end the donor screening process at CHR: Once you chose one of our egg donors as a potential match, the donor, once more, undergoes a round of detailed medical testing, as mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This round of testing has to utilize FDA-approved laboratories at preset time intervals from the donor's egg retrieval. Only once all lab results from this FDA-testing round have returned normal, is the donor really, ultimately, considered "matched" with her recipient.
CHR takes great pride in its very detailed and selective egg donor selection process. By having a large number of donor applications, we have the unusual luxury of being highly selective, and still having a large egg donor pool.
- Egg Donor Program Overview
- How Egg Donation Works
- Join to View Our Donors
- Log In to Update/Submit Wishlist
* Egg Donation procedures are performed at our New York City (NYC) location
Have more questions about egg donation and becoming a donor egg recipient? Click here to go to our FAQ for donor egg recipients.
Last Updated: November 21, 2012