- Premature ovarian failure is a leading cause where women stop producing eggs at an early age. There are cases where women go into early menopause in their early 20s. Women suffering from premature ovarian failure can no longer produce healthy eggs that can lead to pregnancy.
- Some women are born without ovaries, in which case the only possibility of having a baby is through egg donation.
- Women who go through chemotherapy or radiotherapy whose ovaries may have been damaged by the treatment may also need this procedure
- Women who produce eggs but have genetic diseases could also choose egg donation to ensure healthy children.
- Older women with diminished ovarian reserves or older women who are going through menopause could also become pregnant with egg donation.
Use of donated eggs results in a highly enhanced pregnancy rates in the region of 75% - 80%. This is due to the egg donors’ proven fertility. Egg donors go through strict screening to ensure that the egg donation will be successful. Most egg donors are below the age of 30 with proven ovarian reserves. They are also screened for genetic diseases and a psychological examination is performed.