What To Consider When Choosing Egg and Sperm Donors

Making the decision to use donor eggs or sperm is not something that is taken lightly.  Compounding that process is the desire to find the perfect donor.  Before selecting your donor, you must give yourself time to identify what qualities are truly important.  Consider each of the following before making your selection:Extra.K

Known or Anonymous Donor

The first choice you will need to make is to determine if you will use sperm or eggs from a known or an anonymous donor.  There is no one right choice.  For some people, a known donor is ideal so the child can know their biological parent and possibly have a relationship with them.  For others, not having a link to the biological parent is ideal.  The choice is yours and should be well thought out.

Physical Characteristics

One of the primary concerns of most individuals is physical appearance.  Understandably, many people seek individuals who have features similar to their own.  Anonymous donors typically provide photos that allow parents to make informed decisions.  With known donors, you have full knowledge of their features.

Medical History

Medical history, particularly with regard to genetic diseases, should be carefully considered.  Anonymous donors are required to provide medical history and family information.  Known donors can also provide this information.  Medical history can be important for diagnosing and addressing medical concerns in the future.


Many parents look to find a donor who has a personality that matches their own.  Anonymous donors answer questionnaires that provide an insight to their personality.  Finding a donor that shares your zest for math or love for books is possible.

For some parents, it may be difficult to find a perfect match.  Therefore, knowing which qualities are the most important beforehand can eliminate stress later. The fertility process is made easier when working with a team of experts.  New Hope Fertility Center offers one of the largest donor egg banks in the USA.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676.  Thank you.



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