About Donor Nexus

 

Donor Nexus is an egg donation and embryo donation agency who partners with HRC Fertility in Southern California to make high quality egg donor and embryo donor treatments affordable to intended parent’s seeking to start or grow their families. Donor Nexus supports the right of all loving families to access care including traditional married couples, unmarried couples, same sex couples and individuals seeking a single parent family.

Founded in 1988, HRC Fertility is the largest IVF program in the western United States with 8 offices across Southern California. HRC Fertility has pregnancy rates that are in the top 10% of all IVF centers according the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an independent government agency. All covered care is
performed at HRC Fertility and all egg donor retrievals and embryo transfers will be performed at HRC Fertility’s newest and most state of the art facility located in Newport Beach, California.

about-eggdonorDonor Nexus provides access to egg donors through shared egg donor cycles (also referred to as split egg donor cycles or tag along egg donor cycles), frozen donor eggs and traditional one on one egg donor cycles. Donor Nexus also provides donor embryo cycles. Donor Nexus has contracted with HRC Fertility to freeze eggs (through vitrification) for our egg bank. We have made it possible to interested couples to either match up with one of our ongoing fresh cycles or select eggs from our egg bank.

WHO IS DONOR NEXUS?

Donor Nexus is an egg donor agency and egg bank located in Southern California dedicated to providing affordable egg donation through shared fresh IVF egg donor cycles, frozen egg donor cycles, and donor embryo cycles. We are dedicated to providing not only affordable egg donation, but egg donation with superior outcomes by utilizing only the most elite IVF physicians and laboratories available.

WHO ARE OUR EGG DONORS?

Donor Nexus egg donors are young women aged 19 to 30 years that are fit, healthy and happy. They are college students, young working women and sometimes mothers themselves. They are young women who wish to do something to help others. They are young women that believe in Donor Nexus’ mission of providing egg donation to the many thousands that need it but cannot afford traditional egg donation.

HOW DO WE FIND OUR EGG DONORS?

Donor Nexus does very little advertising for egg donors. Many egg donors approach Donor Nexus on their own when they hear about the program through a friend, family member, or past patient. Many other egg donors are referred to Donor Nexus by their current egg donor agency. We are proud that some of the largest and most reputable egg donor agencies in the United States have chosen to partner with Donor Nexus by trusting their egg donors to our program. Both egg donors and agencies are drawn by our reputation for providing outstanding clinical care and extremely high pregnancy rates with both fresh and frozen donor eggs.

We are proud to partner with the following egg donor agencies: 

An Angel’s Gift: www.angeleggdonation.com

Creative Conception, Inc.: www.creativeconceptioninc.com

The Donor Solution: www.thedonorsolution.com

The Donor Source: www.thedonorsource.com

Genesis Group: www.genesiseggdonation.com

Gifted Journeys: www.giftedjourneys.com

HOW DO WE SCREEN OUR EGG DONORS?

Donor Nexus adheres to the absolute highest egg donor screening standards in our industry. Remember, Donor Nexus is a partner in your cycle, as they will be placing the non-assigned eggs from each egg donor in their frozen egg donor bank.

Intake Screening: Prior to the egg donor being uploaded to the database, she completes and submits an extensive application and questionnaire that is reviewed to determine if they would be a suitable egg donor candidate. If the application is accepted, the egg donor candidate’s are interviewed by Donor Nexus either in person, via Skype, or over the phone. Donor Nexus adhere to all ASRM egg donor requirement recommendations.

Medical screening: Each egg donor completes a comprehensive medical questionnaire and is interviewed and examined by a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility subspecialist. The exam includes both a physical examination and ultrasound assessment of the uterus and ovaries.

Ovarian reserve testing: To insure that the egg donor will be a top producers of eggs, each egg donor has  ovarian reserve testing completed. This testing consists of a blood test looking at Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and an antral follicle count (AFC). The antral follicle count is a special ultrasound where the examiner counts the number of resting eggs the egg donor has. These three tests allow us to reject any egg donor that is not likely to have a good response to fertility medication, greatly reducing the risk of poor response or poor egg quality.

Genetic screening: Each egg donor is interviewed by a certified genetic counselor in order to identify egg donors that may have an increased risk for genetic diseases. The genetic counselor then recommends any specific tests needed for that specific egg donor based on her family history and ethnicity. In addition to these specific tests, the egg donor also is screened for cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, Fragile-X, and a multitude of other genetic diseases. The results of both the genetic counselor’s report as well as the blood tests are available for review by the intended parents.

Psychological screening: Each egg donor is screened by a licensed mental health professional. This includes an interview as well as an objective standardized written test (usually the MMPI). A summary of these test results is available to the intended parents.

Infectious disease screening: Each egg donor is screened for HIV 1 and 2, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HTLV 1 and 2, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Drug screening: Each egg donor is screened for drugs of abuse including: opioids (heroine, morphine, prescription narcotics), cocaine, amphetamines and marijuana.