Today, it is possible for a woman to become pregnant even after the time her ovaries are incapable of producing eggs thanks to egg donation.
Patients (recipients) who can benefit from the donation of oocytes (eggs) from a healthy, fertile donor are those who lack ovarian function secondary to ovarian failure, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, genetic diseases, and women who have resistance to ovarian stimulation due to severe diminished ovarian reserve.
In the past, these women would simply have no alternative to become pregnant.
Now, an oocyte donor can receive ovarian stimulation with medications and have these eggs retrieved, mixed with the recipient’s partner’s sperm in the laboratory, and the resulting embryos are transferred to the recipient. Egg donation has truly made more pregnancies a reality.