Expanding SGF’s donor egg treatment program creates greater access for interested egg donors and a larger selection for egg donor recipients.
Pittsburgh, PA — Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), home to one of the largest egg donor programs in the country, now offers full-service egg donation at its Wexford office located in the greater Pittsburgh area. The Wexford office opened in Summer 2021, and provides more convenient, full-service fertility care for intended parents and individuals who help fulfill dreams of parenthood through the generous act of donation.
Egg donors have made parenthood possible for thousands of individuals and couples at SGF. In fact, more than 10,000 SGF patients have become parents thanks to the generosity of egg donors, who are compensated generously by SGF for their time, effort, and commitment, not for their actual oocytes/eggs. SGF compensates its donors at various points throughout the prescreening and donation process.
Under SGF’s stringent screening requirements, any prospective egg donor between the ages of 21–34 who is healthy and has knowledge of their family history may be considered for egg donation. SGF is one of only a few centers in the nation that selects and prescreens its own egg donors prior to making them available on their donor registry.
SGF recruits and medically, psychologically, and genetically prescreens all prospective, ready-to-cycle egg donors prior to listing them on the SGF donor registry. Much more commonly, fertility centers rely on an agency to select donors, which adds significantly to the cost passed on to the donor egg recipient, also known as the intended parent.
“As a two-time donor, the reward and sense of accomplishment I have felt having made this decision is indescribable,” shares an SGF egg donor. “I was met with such a sense of fulfillment knowing perhaps one day my eggs could help a hopeful family. I can’t think of a more beautiful thing in this world.”
A short online application with a prompt reply identifies if a candidate is pre-qualified to become an egg donor at SGF. Once pre-qualified, all egg donor candidates must complete a comprehensive personal and family medical history questionnaire.
To learn more about becoming an egg donor at SGF — including eligibility requirements, the donation process, compensation, and egg donation FAQS — visit Become an Egg Donor, or complete your initial egg donor application.
The new year marks new beginnings, and for people struggling to conceive, it may be time to consult a fertility specialist. Contact the SGF New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967 or complete a brief online request form to schedule a virtual fertility consult with an SGF physician. A virtual consult is the first step toward pursuing a pregnancy with the help of SGF.
About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 100,000 babies born from 30+ years of continuous innovation and patient-centered fertility care. With over 50 locations throughout the U.S. and in Santiago, Chile, SGF accepts most insurance plans and makes fertility treatment accessible and affordable through innovative financial solutions, including 100% refund guarantees for eligible patients. SGF is among the founding partner practices of US Fertility, the largest physician-owned and physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices nationally. Call 1-888-761-1967 to schedule a new patient appointment or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com for more information.