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Egg Donor Services Sparks NV

When female infertility is attributed to insufficient ovarian response, leading to poor egg production (e.g., a woman who goes through IVF but her ovaries fail to produce eggs), or when eggs are produced but fail to fertilize properly, a possible solution is egg donation.

Ihor Voyevidka
(775) 328-1242
1000 Locust St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Susan Hsu, MD
(775) 688-5850
75 Pringle Way Ste 801
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Karen Dearmont
(775) 323-1300
1500 E 2nd St # 202
Reno, NV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Stacy Eldon Mellum, MD
(775) 329-6241
85 Kirman Ave Ste 101
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Craig Klose
(775) 688-5850
975 Ryland Street #105
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Dr.Bruce Farringer
(775) 323-1300
1500 E 2nd St # 202
Reno, NV
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M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Earle Yoshito Oki, MD
(408) 356-1883
1500 E 2nd St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Vietnamese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1977

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Karen Anne Raven, MD
(775) 329-6241
5605 Riggins Ct
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1986

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Craig William Klose, MD
(775) 688-5850
75 Pringle Way Ste 801
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1982

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Tracey Sue Delaplain, MD
(775) 323-1297
5605 Riggins Ct Ste 201
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1987

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Egg Donation & Premature Menopause

Egg Donation & Premature Menopause

When female infertility is attributed to insufficient ovarian response, leading to poor egg production (e.g., a woman who goes through IVF but her ovaries fail to produce eggs), or when eggs are produced but fail to fertilize properly, a possible solution is egg donation.

Who is a good candidate for egg donation?

Egg donation or ovum donation is a possible solution for women:

  • Who cannot produce eggs due to menopause or have been diagnosed with premature ovarian failure (POF) - also referred to as premature menopause or early menopause
  • Above age 37 who have been repeatedly unsuccessful with IVF, particularly if it is known that the infertility is not male factor
  • Who a carry a genetic disorder they do not want to pass on to their child
  • Who have had multiple unexplained miscarriages

How does egg donation work?

Step 1

The egg donor's ovaries are stimulated to produce multiple eggs during a single cycle. These eggs are then aspirated (also referred to as egg retrieval). The ovarian stimuation in this case is identical to that in standard IVF (invitro fertilization) .

In some cases women already going through IVF choose to become egg donors. In this case, the eggs that are retrieved are divided between the donor and the recipient (the number of eggs to be donated may be determined in advance or according to the nubmer of eggs retrieved). This is frequently done to offset the high cost of IVF. It is usually referred to as "egg sharing".

Step 2

Usually, the eggs are fertilized using the sperm of the husband, so that the child belongs biologically to the husband. Usually legally-binding documents are signed to prevent any biological claim from the egg donor toward the child.

Step 3

Once the eggs are fertilized, they are referred to as embryos. Whenever possible, these embryos are transferred to the uterus of the recipient, so that she will hopefully become pregnant. This process is referred to as embryo transfer. It is the same process of IVF , however it has the advantage of reduced trauma to the mother who will carry the baby, much like frozen embryo transfer .

Does it stand a chance?

Success rates with embryos from donor eggs are similar, if not identical, to those of women implanted with their biological embryos!

This site presents stories both of egg donors and of recipients.

Dalia's Story (Egg donation recipient)
Elaine's Story (Egg donation recipient)
Rosie's Story (Egg donor)
Nora's Story (Egg donor)
Suzanna's Story (Egg donor)
Meg's Story (Egg donor)
Gina's Story (Contemplating use of donor eggs)
Stacy's Story (Received ovary donation)
Terri's Story (Egg donation recipient)
Annie's Story (Egg donor)
Alex's Story (Egg donor)
Patrice's Story (Egg & Sperm donation recipient)

If you are an egg donor or recipie...

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