Embryo donation is the process by which one couple donates their embryos to another individual or couple. The Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center can facilitate this process for interested parties that are known to each other.
For example, one couple has created embryos and after completion of their family, may have excess embryos and would prefer not to discard them. One option is to donate them to a couple who is struggling with infertility.
The process involves testing the donor and recipient couple, a visit with a reproductive counselor, and a 3 month waiting period prior to embryo transfer to ensure that both parties are still comfortable with the arrangement.
If you are interested in learning more about embryo donation, please contact our office at 314 286 2400 to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.