Donor Nexus Blog

New Program Announcement: Surrogacy

Donor Nexus is excited to announce that we now officially offer a Surrogacy Program. Learn more!

Egg Donor Age Limits: What You Should Know

In this blog, we discuss how old you have to be to donate eggs, explain egg donor age limits, and explore the correlation between age and egg quality. 

Are Egg Donors Required to Be Vaccinated?

Given what we’ve all experienced these past few years with COVID-19, it’s becoming more common for intended parents to wonder whether or not an egg donor has received the COVID-19 vaccination and/or booster shots.

What is a Recessive Gene?

In this video, we explain recessive genes using the Punnett Square.

Egg Retrieval Procedure: What to Expect

In this video, an egg donor shares insights about what the egg retrieval procedure is like.

What is an Outside Monitoring Clinic?

In this video, we explain to potential egg donors what it means when you hear "outside monitoring clinic".

What is Genetic Compatibility?

Part of the fertility clinic’s pre-screening is to confirm that you are genetically compatible with the sperm provider.

Frozen Egg Banking vs. One-on-One Cycle (For Egg Donors)

In this video, we explain the difference between participating in a Frozen Egg Banking Cycle compared to a One-on-One Cycle for egg donors.

Egg Donor Journey (Video Series)

Follow along on a step-by-step journey of being an egg donor with Donor Nexus.

5 Ways to Make Bloating Go Away After Egg Retrieval

Bloating is a common side effect of egg donation. Whether you are in the midst of a cycle, or just completed an egg retrieval, we are here to share some tips to help relieve the bloating.

4 Tips for Preparing to Receive Donor Eggs

When preparing for donor egg IVF, there are many simple lifestyle changes that you can begin focusing on right away to improve your chances of success. Here are our top 4 tips for preparing to receive donor eggs or donor embryos!

Widening Possibilities: Requesting Frozen Eggs From A Fresh Egg Donor

With the Donor Nexus Egg Bank (DNEB), you have the option to select a fresh egg donor and request that we bank her eggs to be used in your Frozen Donor Egg Cycle.

My Donor Egg Pregnancy Experience by Victoria Nino

*VIDEO* DEIVF mama talks about symptoms & emotional aspects of her pregnancy using donor egg. "Using donor eggs to get pregnant isn’t something you can really understand until you have gone through it. I went from feeling like the most unlucky person in the world to the absolute luckiest."

July 25th is World Embryologist Day: An IVF Timeline

July 25th is World Embryologist Day, giving us the opportunity to honor the incredible work of embryologists past and present. In this blog, we take a fascinating look at a timeline of breakthrough achievements in embryology which made it possible for us to do what we do today!

Donor Embryo Success Rates: An Overview

One of the first questions that comes to mind for patients considering using donated embryos is, “what are my chances of success?” It’s important to have realistic and informed expectations when deciding whether embryo donation is the right choice for you.

Donor Nexus Interview with Cryoport®

Our Program Director, Lucy, was recently interviewed by the team at Cryoport® for a feature on their blog! We are honored to share the interview with you to provide some insights into Donor Nexus, the donor industry, and our valuable partnership with Cryoport®.

Donor Conception Day Instagram LIVE: Wednesday, April 27th

What is it like to be an egg donor? How do children feel about being conceived using donor eggs? In honor of Donor Conception Awarenes Day, one of our very own egg donors will be going LIVE on our Instagram to chat about both sides of egg donation. Don't miss it!

If I Donate My Eggs, Can I Still Have Babies?

If you’ve considered becoming an egg donor, you’ve likely been curious about whether donating your eggs will affect your future fertility. It’s an important question to ask! Even if you’re not ready to have children of your own now, you should still feel confident that the door will be open if and w

It's National Infertility Awareness Week!

At Donor Nexus, we are passionate about NIAW because it gives us an opportunity to recognize, honor, and fight for people who are fighting to have a family. We have shared some resources below to hel

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

Did you know that endometriosis affects approximately 1 in 10 women of reproductive age? In this blog, we explore the correlation between endometriosis, infertility and egg quality.

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