Donor Oocyte

Donor Oocyte Recipients


Making the decision to use donor oocytes (eggs) for family development can be a difficult decision for an infertile couple. We, at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, recognize this and strive to help you through all aspects of your care.

We carefully select and screen our donors to give you confidence in your decision.  Conforming to ASRM and FDA requirements, each donor is thoroughly screened through physical exam, blood work, and sexually transmitted disease testing, and has a personal and family history free of major diseases and inheritable disorders.

Once a donor has been selected, the process of coordinating cycles begins.  All of the oocytes retrieved from your donor will belong to you, and combined with your husband's sperm for fertilization, all embryos will be yours.

If you are a couple interested in being recipients of donor eggs, please call (717) 531-3503 to schedule a new patient appointment with one of our physicians.

Becoming an Oocyte Donor


Donating your oocytes (eggs) to a couple can be a very rewarding experience. You can help provide a couple, coping with infertility, the opportunity to become parents.

Becoming a donor involves passing a careful screening process which includes physical exam, laboratory blood work and cultures for sexually transmitted diseases. To participate, you must be between the ages of 21 to 32, be a non-smoker, have regular menstrual cycles, and have a personal and family history free of major diseases and inheritable disorders.

Compensation will be provided to participants upon completion of a donor cycle.

If you desire to become a donor, please complete our online form and we will contact you.  For more information, please call 717-531-8478 and ask to speak with our Donor Coordinator.