Egg donation is a process in which eggs (oocytes) are taken from one woman (donor), fertilized with sperm, and transferred to another woman (recipient).

Egg donation is most commonly used by women who are unsuccessful after multiple cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF), who have undergone treatment for cancer or have experienced premature ovarian failure. Egg donation is also a good option for single males and male couples who wish to become parents.

Typically, the recipient is the Intended Parent, though in cases where the Intended Parent is unable to carry a pregnancy, or in circumstances involving single males or male couples, a gestational carrier is used.

Traditional egg donation requires the synchronization of the donor’s and the recipient’s/gestational carrier’s menstrual cycles.