How it Works

the donor matching process

We understand that this process can be stressful, and we appreciate you considering Egg Donation, Inc. in your search for the donor that best fits your needs. We strive to make the entire process run smoothly so that you are free to focus on the joy that pregnancy will bring.

With more than 30 years of experience and over 1,000 of the most exceptional and diverse donors available anywhere, Egg Donation, Inc. is the oldest and largest program in the world. We offer a sophisticated, compassionate, and comprehensive program which includes: matching, screening, and coordination of all psychological, legal, medical and financial services. We take pride in locating and securing qualified egg donors with intelligence, desirable characteristics, diverse backgrounds, and previous experience with egg donation. Our egg donors must meet strict requirements to ensure they have all the qualities desired by prospective parents.

We believe in assisting our future parents and egg donors through every step of the process by matching prospective parents with an egg donor that best fits their needs and profile to help begin their family. Our couples select their own fertility specialists with the confidence of knowing that Egg Donation, Inc. will coordinate all the logistical details. We will guide you from the beginning of the matching process and see you through to the egg retrieval. Our approach is simple: we bring together all of the necessary professionals and coordinate their services.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible service and to that end we meet the highest standards set by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as well as FDA guidelines.


Egg Donation, Inc. is host one of the most successful donor egg programs in the United States and the world. Our success rates are due to our commitment to you and our program being at the forefront of advances in egg donation technology. We focus on three distinct programs: Fresh Cycle Donations, Shared and Split Cycles, and Frozen Egg Donations.

Fresh Cycle Donations

Let our matching expertise help you identify the egg donor who meets your needs. By matching you with one donor, you get a wider range of egg donor and cycle program choices. Traditional egg donor cycles allow you the flexibility to receive all the eggs retrieved from a cycle of egg donation. This program is a wonderful choice for parents hoping for more than one child or who wish to perform genetic screening on the embryos.

Frozen Egg Donations

Using frozen eggs is an excellent option for many parents. By using frozen egg donation, you can get started right away without having to wait for donors to become available, as there is no cycling donor that you need to synchronize to. It provides an excellent probability for pregnancy at an affordable price.

Using state-of-the-art egg freezing technology, our frozen donor eggs are ready when you are. We choose only the best donors with outstanding fertility and desirable qualifications. Through this program, our trained match coordinators assist our parents in locating an ovum donor by searching for the best donors. We have an unmatched track record of outstanding results. Our frozen egg cycle also includes a guarantee of at least five (5) mature eggs, when you use HRC.

The cost for frozen eggs also include:

    •  Non-identifying psychological and genetic evaluation of selected donor that includes infectious disease screening of the selected ovum donor and toxicological screening of the selected ovum donor for substance abuse,


    • All monitoring visits, monitoring ultrasounds and monitoring blood tests for Intended Parents if performed at HRC Fertility,


  • Transfer of embryos into Intended Parent #1’s uterus (or to a designated gestational carrier), if performed at HRC Fertility, • Initial blood pregnancy test on Intended Parent #1 (or designated gestational carrier), if performed at HRC Fertility. • Not included in the frozen egg donation program are Intended Parents pre-testing and consultation fees, genetic testing, legal representation, or cycle medications; Cryopreservation of embryos, ova or sperm; Storage of cryopreserved embryos, ova or sperm; services rendered outside of the Specified Medical Facility; and Transport of cryopreserved embryos, ova or sperm. Frozen eggs are available with above services at HRC Fertility in Encino, California but can also be shipped or transferred to any other office.

Egg Sharing and Split Donor Cycles

Selecting an egg donor is a personal experience and we know the more options you have, the more personal experience it becomes. Our unrivaled matching program also includes the option of Shared Cycles.

Shared cycles work the same way as traditional egg donation cycles however, two sets of intended parents split or share the eggs provided by the donor. They may choose to share fresh eggs with another intended parent or they may use frozen eggs from our world class egg bank that were frozen as part of a previous shared cycle. Both options offer significant cost savings without compromising success rates.

The Process

The process is identical to traditional cycles and donors chosen will often be prior donors with a history of at least one successful cycle with a high number of eggs retrieved.

In fresh egg shared cycles, intended parents synchronize with the donor cycle. They are given at least 5 mature fresh eggs and a fresh embryo transfer.

In frozen egg shared cycles, intended parents receive 5 fresh, mature eggs that were frozen as part of a previous shared cycle. In a typical case, two or three couples are matched to an egg donor. The unmatched, remaining eggs are frozen and placed in our egg bank and immediately available to you!

Donor Screening and Success Rates

Donors chosen are often prior donors with a history of at least one successful cycle with a high number of eggs retrieved. If the egg donors have previously cycled, their screening is the same as traditional cycles—they have all gone through thorough psychiatric, genetic and medical screening, and legal representation required by the FDA and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Pregnancy rates are similar to non-shared donor egg cycles however, we prefer to choose prior donors with a history of at least one successful cycle, thus limiting the compromise of a high success rate.


Our approach is simple: we bring together all of the necessary professionals and coordinate their services, so you can focus on selecting an egg donor that is right for you.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call Egg Donation, Inc. at (818) 385-0950