Our Egg Donors

Why choose LA Egg Donors?

All of our donors and surrogates are thoroughly pre-screened so you can be confident in your decision.

Donor screening includes:

For a fresh cycle on a 1st time donor:
  • Medical history and physical
  • Assessment of reproductive potential
    • This is done by either a Transvaginal ultrasound or AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) blood test
For a fresh cycle on a repeat donor and Egg Bank eggs:
  • Assessment of reproductive potential
    • This is done by either a Transvaginal ultrasound or AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) blood test
  • Psychological evaluation with a licensed psychologist
  • Medical history and physical
  • Complete blood panel
  • Infectious/ Sexually Transmitted Disease screening
  • Blood Type
  • Genetic Carrier Screening
All of our donors (first time fresh cycle, repeat fresh cycle, and Egg Bank) have an assessment of their reproductive potential by either a Transvaginal ultrasound of AMH blood test. With a Transvaginal ultrasound the ovaries are observed for the antral follicle count. We can see the number of follicles and each ovary and determine her ovarian reserve. The AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) blood test is a qualitative assessment of ovarian reserve. We only show you donors with a high antral follicle count (AFC) and/or anti-mullerian hormone (AMH). You will not find this with other agencies.

Diseases tested for with Genetic Carrier Screening:

  • Alpha Thalassemia
  • Beta-Thalassemia/Sickle Cell Disease
  • Bloom’s Syndrome
  • Canavan Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Familial Dysautonomia
  • Familial Hyperinsulinism
  • Fanconi Anemia Group C
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Gaucher Disease
  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1
  • Joubert Syndrome 2
  • Maple Syrup Urine Disease Type 1A/1B
  • Mucolipidosis Type IV
  • Nemaline Myopathy
  • Niemann-Pick Disease Type A/B
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Tay-Sachs Disease (DNA, Enzymes)
  • Usher Syndrome Type 1F
  • Usher Syndrome Type III
  • Walker-Warburg Syndrome

Anonymous versus know donor:

Anonymous Donor: There are many factors that play into your choice for using donor eggs. Some families choose an anonymous donor cycle where both themselves and the donor do not know each other’s identity. Culture, gender, location, and personal reasons play into this choice. If you do indeed want to keep your donor anonymous have the utmost confidence in us that we will keep that information private. Known Donor: Many families choose a known donor. If you would like to know your donor we can request that of her. Wonderful relationships can be formed between the donor and the family for whom she donated. One of our favorite stories is from a couple in Italy. As a gay couple they used a donor and surrogate to complete their family. Recently they had a civil union ceremony and flew out their donor and surrogate to be present at the ceremony. In their words “we see our donor and surrogate as angels who blessed us with our family.”