I am 40 years old, is it too late to donate my eggs?

Egg Donation . 3 answers . 5 years ago

As a 40 year old woman is it too late to donate my eggs? Are there any complications involved with egg donation when you are an older individual?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS


5 years ago by Southern California Reproductive Center

Yes, it is likely too old to donate your eggs. Egg donors are usually in their 20's although there are some rare exceptions. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

5 years ago by Southern California Reproductive Center (View Profile)

Yes, it is likely too old to donate your eggs. Egg donors are usually in their 20's although there are some rare exceptions. Please let me know if you have any further questions.


5 years ago by Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

Yes, unfortunately you are not a good candidate to be an egg donor.
In general egg donors are recruited from women less than 33 years of age. In many
programs egg donors are less than 30. This is because the percentage of
normal healthy eggs goes down in all women as they age. Sometimes we do
have an older woman donate directly to her sister to take advantage of
the eggs being related to the woman needing eggs. In general these
women do well, but if they have high blood pressure, or have other
medical problems there can be more complications.
Dr.L

5 years ago by Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

Yes, unfortunately you are not a good candidate to be an egg donor.
In general egg donors are recruited from women less than 33 years of age. In many
programs egg donors are less than 30. This is because the percentage of
normal healthy eggs goes down in all women as they age. Sometimes we do
have an older woman donate directly to her sister to take advantage of
the eggs being related to the woman needing eggs. In general these
women do well, but if they have high blood pressure, or have other
medical problems there can be more complications.
Dr.L


5 years ago by Boston IVF

Off the cuff, I think it would be too late to donate your eggs. The ideal age to donate one's eggs is less than 35.

5 years ago by Boston IVF

Off the cuff, I think it would be too late to donate your eggs. The ideal age to donate one's eggs is less than 35.


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