Overview of the Process
The Egg Donor Program of Michigan (EDPM) recruits and meets with all potential donors. The donors receive articles and information on the egg donation process. The prospective donor will undergo psychological testing and a bio-psycho-social medical evaluation. If the donor is acceptable to EDPM, they are included in a database with basic characteristics, medication information, family background, fertility history, etc.
Once the recipient couple selects a donor, the donor will undergo a physical examination, blood testing, and screening for infectious diseases. Once the medical staff has approved the donor, the donor and the recipient wife’s cycles are synchronized and the donor will start the ovarian stimulation process.
The donor eggs are retrieved using a transvaginal approach. The mature eggs are then cultured with the recipient husband’s sperm. Approximately 48 hours later the embryos are transferred into the recipient wife’s uterus via catheter. The recipient wife will have also been receiving hormones to prepare her uterus for pregnancy.
is a general outline of the steps that may be required for donors and
some risks for both the recipients and the donors. EDPM ensures that
all parties involved are aware of these risks prior to beginning the
Egg Donor Program of Michigan is located at:
5090 State Street - Suite 103 B
Saginaw, MI 48603
Phone: 989.791.9712 Fax: 989.791.8144