Egg Donation (Oocyte Donation)


Despite advanced fertility treatments available today, some couples may still face difficulties conceiving because of an egg factor. In such cases, the female patient's eggs cannot be used to create healthy embryos, and egg donation (oocyte donation) is undertaken. In egg donation, embryos are conceived using eggs obtained from a young egg donor ("donor") and sperm. In order to maximize success rates for the intended parents, the donor undergoes ovarian stimulation with injectable medications and multiple eggs are produced. Simultaneously, the intended mother's ("recipient's") uterus is prepared for implantation. The eggs are then harvested from the donor and fertilized with the intended father's sperm in the laboratory. The embryos are next transferred into the recipient's uterus so that she may carry the pregnancy.

Women who are of advanced reproductive age and/or those with diminished ovarian reserve, prematurely menopausal and menopausal women, or women who are carriers of specific genetic disorders may be candidates for egg donation.  Additionally, egg donation, combined with gestational surrogacy, is a wonderful option for family building for gay men and couples who wish to have a biological child

Conception and live birth rates are typically highest with egg donation compared with any other assisted reproductive technology treatment. Egg donation is a wonderful alternative for couples who cannot conceive using other methods. The experience is exceptionally gratifying to the couple as well as the donor.

The California Center for Reproductive Health is proud to offer couples egg donation. We understand that egg donation is not a couple's first choice for conception and recognize the emotional investment in the process. Our egg donation team of professionals strives to make the process confidential, safe and effective. We carefully screen each donor in our program with a comprehensive health questionnaire, physical, psychological, genetic, and ultrasound examinations. Each recipient's health status is carefully evaluated to ensure a safe pregnancy. Our egg donation program is dedicated to the ultimate goal: a healthy child. 

Eliran Mor, MD

Reproductive Endocrinologist located in Encino, Santa Monica, Valencia & West Hollywood, CA

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Doctor Mor received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University-Sackler School of Medicine in Israel. He completed a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Subsequently, Dr. Mor completed a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California. Doctor Mor is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Throughout his career Dr. Mor has researched many topics in infertility and human reproduction, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); emergency contraception; neuroendocrinology; insulin resistance; male factor infertility; donor sperm insemination; tubal factor infertility; IVF stimulation protocols; congenital uterine anomalies; tubal gamete/embryo transfer (GIFT/ZIFT/TET); pregnancy at advanced reproductive age; and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and continues to do so today. He is a member, in excellent standing, of multiple prestigious medical societies, including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS), the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and remains a Clinical Instructor at USC.

Doctor Mor is one fertility expert who is constantly striving to stay on the cutting-edge of fertility treatments and human reproduction. In addition to monthly Journal Club meetings/publication review sessions and educational seminars/lectures, Dr. Mor attends at least two major Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility meetings each year in an effort to present his patients with the latest in innovative reproductive care. Only interventions that have been tested and validated through multiple good studies are adopted in Dr. Mor’s practice, in an effort to administer safe and effective treatments to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

A true “patients’ doctor,” Dr. Mor is and will be your physician throughout your fertility journey! All consultations, after-hour inquiries, pelvic examinations, ultrasound examinations, diagnostic procedures, assisted reproductive procedures (egg retrievals, embryo transfers...), and surgical procedures, if needed, will be performed by Dr. Mor. Involvement in every aspect of your fertility care and complete micromanagement of your treatment makes Dr. Mor your ideal partner in your path to becoming pregnant.

We invite you to join our family as we look to expand yours!

Doctor Mor is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility expert with extensive experience in the most advanced fertility treatments available. Under his leadership, CCRH has become renowned for superior reproductive care, receiving rave reviews year after year. The Center is a boutique practice with exceptionally personalized service, customized and individually-tailored to each person or couple's needs with unmatched results.

Great emphasis is placed on proper testing and accurate
diagnosis, allowing for safe and effective treatments to achieve the ultimate outcome – a healthy baby!

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The physicians and staff of the California Center for Reproductive Health are dedicated to patient education and care. The Center is affiliated with several prestigious medical societies and organizations aimed at educating both healthcare professionals and patients and at improving patient care. The following is a list of professional affiliations:

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