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Tips for Choosing an Egg Donor

Choosing an egg donor is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

Thankfully, you won’t have to do it alone. You’ll have guidance and support from the team at Texas Fertility Center (TFC). You can count on our Austin fertility center to provide all the information you need to make the best decision for your family.

What information you’ll know when choosing an egg donor

The egg donors are anonymous at our Austin fertility center. This means you will not know their identities. However, as you view our donors’ profiles, you’ll find everything else you could want to know about each woman.

You can learn about the donor’s physical attributes, including height, body build, eye color, hair color and blood type. Medically, blood type is not an important factor in egg donation. However, it may be important to parents from certain cultures and religions.

Each donor’s profile also includes her personal and family medical history, ethnic and religious background, level of education, and special interests.

How to choose an egg donor

You will likely want to find a donor whose genetics closely resemble your own. However, you may find other specific traits also matter to you. These may include a donor’s accomplishments, education, personality and hobbies.

The team at our Austin fertility center recommends making a list of all the traits that you’re looking for in an egg donor. At the same time, you’ll want to keep an open mind when choosing a donor.

It has been said that we are each as different as snowflakes. Instead of trying to find a donor whose physical characteristics are identical to your own, you should consider looking at each egg donor as an individual who has unique characteristics to contribute. After all, blending the genetics of any two people is always wonderfully unpredictable. In the end, you’ll have a child who will be unique to your family.

Contact us to schedule an appointment with our Austin fertility center. We can explain everything you could want to know about choosing an egg donor.

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The Department of Health and Human Services, the State of Texas and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine took steps to bring this program to life. TFC supported a bill that would have created a clearinghouse for embryo donation. HB1145 died in committee in April 2015, but it’s important to maintain momentum that began with HB1145.