Egg donation (oocyte donation or ovum donation) is an effective treatment for infertility except in women with a severe uterine problem, such as extensive intrauterine adhesions.
Success rates with egg donation are high, particularly compared to pregnancy rates in women with poor egg quality and quantity.
Donor egg IVF is generally used in women with significantly diminished egg quantity and quality (poor ovarian reserve). This includes women with:
Premature ovarian failure (early menopause)
- Very poor egg quality
- Poor response to ovarian stimulation
- High day 3 follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels
- Very low antral follicle counts on ultrasound
- Advanced female age, such as over age 40