Donor Nexus Blog

for Intended Parents


A collection of resources, research, and personal stories to empower you with knowledge and hope on your journey


Choosing A Premier Egg Donor

Intended Parent Resources

Did you know that Donor Nexus offers a Premier Egg Donor Program? This program is an excellent option for intended parents who are seeking an egg donor with specific desirable traits or characteristics. 

4 Tips for Preparing to Receive Donor Eggs

Donor Eggs Intended Parent Resources

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!

Pen Pals: Letters Between an Intended Parent an Egg Donor

Donor Eggs Intended Parent Stories

"I really want you to know how extraordinarily grateful I am to you for giving me this opportunity to live a dream that was born so long ago. I wish you all the happiness in the world and may one day you have a family of your own and feel the love and excitement motherhood brings.”

Finding Hope: An Intended Parent and Egg Donor Meeting

Intended Parent Stories

"There is a loving mother who has yearned to complete her family for years and now, because of her selfless act, she has hope that it is possible!"

Donor Embryo Success Rates (Embryo Adoption or Donation)

Embryo Donation

It’s important to be informed of donor embryo success rates when deciding whether embryo donation/adoption is right for you. Let's dive into the numbers!

Donor Nexus Interview with Cryoport®

Intended Parent Resources

Donor Nexus 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

Fresh Egg Donation

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!

It's National Infertility Awareness Week!

Intended Parent Resources

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

5 Things to Know About Embryo Donation

Embryo Donation

Embryo donation allows patients to use donated embryos during their IVF treatment in hopes of achieving a pregnancy. In this blog, we’re going to share 5 things you should know about embryo donation!

Birth Control Before IVF? Find Out Why!

Intended Parent Resources

IVF birth control protocols are commonly recommended by doctors, but why? In this blog, we dive into when to start, how long you are on birth control, and more.

Should I Use Donor Eggs? Will I Have Any Regrets?

Donor Eggs Videos

"I remember the exact moment I was first faced with the question, “should I use donor eggs?” I knew this wasn’t a decision I could make on the spot...

Finding Common Ground: An Intended Parent & Egg Donor Meeting

Intended Parent Stories

Our recent intended parent-egg donor meeting was with a single mother who wanted an anonymous egg donation but also wanted to meet her egg donor in person. She felt a deep connection to the donor and wanted the opportunity to get to know her better in-person.

What Are The Benefits of Working With an Egg Donor Agency?

Intended Parent Resources

When you have the support and knowledge of an egg donor agency, their insight can make your fertility journey smoother. You have both an advocate and an experienced advisor on what matters need to be handled - from medical to legal, plus, they can help you get the answers you need.

We’ve Completed Our Family and Have Extra Embryos: Now What?

Donor Eggs Embryo Donation Intended Parent Resources

When a couple or individual completes their family, they often times have left over embryos. Many patients wonder what they do with the extra embryos. There are three options available to patients.

Donor Nexus Partners with CryoStork®

Frozen Donor Eggs Intended Parent Resources

CryoStork® serves an integral role in our Frozen Donor Egg Program, allowing us to utilize their scientifically-enhanced technology to ship our frozen donor egg lots domestically & internationally. We are proud to share that this superior shipping solution is included in our frozen cycles.

An Overview of Embryo Grading at Donor Nexus

Embryo Donation Intended Parent Resources

The grading of an embryo is determined by the embryologist at the time the embryo is frozen. It is a method used to evaluate the quality of the embryo. Donor Nexus partners with HRC Fertility, whose embryo grading is as follows.

Our Donor Embryo Success Rates for the First Half of 2020

Intended Parent Resources

The first half of 2020 has been such a challenging time for so many of us. With many fertility clinics closing and patients being unable to start medications, there has been a lot of uncertainty for patients seeking treatment.

Does Egg Donor Blood Type Matter?

Intended Parent Resources

The egg donor’s blood type does not impact the IVF cycle or the health of the child. However, there are circumstances in which the blood type is important. Learn more!

NIAW: National Infertility Awareness Week 2020

Intended Parent Resources

As an avid supporter of RESOLVE, Donor Nexus is proud to participate in the #ChangeTheConversation campaign and do our part to spread awareness, advocacy, and compassion regarding infertility.

Baby Announcement: Twin Girls Born Via Embryo Donation!

Embryo Donation Intended Parent Stories

Congratulations to this Intended Parent who recently had twins using donor embryos IVF!

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