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Egg Donation

For hopeful parents who have difficulty conceiving, egg donation can provide a life-changing gift.

Dr. Janelle Dorsett in Lubbock, TX, can safely facilitate the egg donation process to help you grow your family.

Wondering if this medical solution is right for you?

Giving the Gift of Parenthood

Here at The Centre For Reproductive Medicine, we help all hopeful parents in West Texas build their families, including single women, same-sex couples, and single men. If you have ever felt discouraged by infertility or your lack of options, egg donation may be the answer for you. Egg donors are young, healthy, fertile women who choose to donate their eggs to those who can't use their own or are unable to have children. Dr. Dorsett invites you to learn more about this medical solution and how it can help you grow your family.

Who Can Benefit from Egg Donation?

Egg donation can benefit hopeful parents who are experiencing infertility due to early menopause, poor egg quality, premature ovarian failure, or a very high Day 3 follicle stimulating hormone level. This solution may also be recommended to:

Patients Who Have Had Unsuccessful IVF

Failed IVF attempts can be exhausting and devastating. For couples dealing with infertility who are willing to give it another try taking a different approach, donated eggs can provide them with a better chance at having a child.

Women Over 40

Fertility significantly drops around age 40, reducing the quality of eggs and affecting ovarian function. Egg donation opens a door of possibilities for this population.

Same-sex Male Couples

Egg donation is an excellent option for male couples hoping to start a family. The sperm from one or both males can be used to fertilize the eggs, giving the child some of their genetic makeup. The resulting embryo is then placed in a surrogate.

Single Men

For single men who desire a child, egg donation makes that possibility a viable option. Males provide sperm to fertilize with donated eggs. Similar to same-sex male couples, single men also use a surrogate to carry their child.

Patients with Certain Medical Conditions

Women who have known genetic disorders may choose egg donation to prevent passing them to their children.

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Your goals of parenthood can become a reality with egg donation. 

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We appreciate Dr. Dorsett and all of her office team for everything they did for us to give us our blessings. Dr. Dorsett is very knowledgable and it's clear that she truly loves the work that she does. She is straightforward with you and tells you exactly what her thoughts are which was comforting for us since this was such a new experience for us. Her office team all made us feel like family and made the struggle with infertility so much easier to go through. We cannot say enough good things about this office and highly reccomend Dr. Dorsett to anyone else who is struggling to conceive.

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Committed to Providing Compassionate Care

Our staff is here to help in every step of your journey, including egg donation. You probably have many questions and concerns about the process and what it entails. Our team is passionate about providing patient education to ease your worries and help you feel empowered. We treat every patient on a case-by-case basis because no experience is exactly the same. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our fertility center in Lubbock, TX, at:

(806) 788-1212

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Choosing Your Egg Donor

Hopeful parents have full control when it comes to choosing an egg donor. You can choose a family member or friend as a donor, or use a donor agency. Our fertility center has our own donor program in which candidates are carefully screened. Each egg donor will have qualities that are unique to them. It's up to you to decide what's most important. Maybe it's someone who has similar physical attributes to yours, has academic success, or has made significant achievements in their careers. We are here to help you choose the right donor to meet your goals and needs.

What Happens before the Egg Donation Process?


Dr. Dorsett will provide fertility testing of the intended mother or surrogate to determine if egg donation is the right choice. Our goal is to provide the right solution for you, and we take great care to make the best recommendation.

Choosing a Donor

Choosing the right donor is an incredibly personal process. Whether a hopeful parent chooses to coordinate donation through us or another agency, they can expect to be provided thorough information on many potential donors.

Legal Agreements

Before beginning the egg donation process, a contract must be signed by the egg donor and hopeful parent. This ensures that both parties are protected and clearly states the rights and obligations of each throughout the arrangement.

The Egg Donation Treatment Process


The donor will take daily fertility medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. The egg donor is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and blood tests. During this time, the intended mother takes hormonal medication to sync her cycle with the donor.

Egg Retrieval

After approximately two weeks, eggs are retrieved from the donor in our fertility clinic. The egg donor is sedated to ensure her comfort as an ultrasound needle suctions out each egg. After retrieval, they are incubated to start the IVF process.


The intended father provides a sperm sample on egg retrieval day. The sperm and donor eggs are combined for fertilization. Next, they are placed in an incubator and monitored during their development.

Embryo Transfer

When the embryo is ready, the intended mother visits our fertility center in Lubbock, Texas, for embryo transfer. The healthy embryo is transferred to the uterus in a simple procedure that takes minutes.


After about two weeks, the intended mother or surrogate receives a blood test to determine if she is pregnant. 
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About two weeks after starting fertility medication, retrieval is performed using sophisticated technology.

What Are the Risks of Egg Donation?


Egg donors can develop ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in rare cases.

Failure to Become Pregnant

Despite having a high success rate, egg donation does not guarantee conception. However, our Texas clinic will do everything we can to ensure you have the best chance at a successful outcome.

Emotional Health

Using an egg donor creates emotional strain for both the donor and the intended mother or surrogate. Hormone medication can cause headaches, hot flashes, sleeplessness, and feelings of depression. It is important for both parties to focus on self-care during this time.

Birth Defects

As with natural pregnancies, this option carries a three to five percent chance of developing birth defects. Egg donors are meticulously screened beforehand to reduce this risk.

Multiple Births

Because donor eggs are young and healthy, the chance of multiple births increases. However, we usually only insert one or two embryos during transfer.

"I Feel So Blessed!"


Rebecca Casares


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They have an amazing staff and Dr. Dorsett was a our last hope. She was straight shooter and told us right a way what needed to be done. I proud to say we are parents to amazing 3 year old now.

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Danielle Kelton


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I had a great experience. Dr. Dorsett and her staff are very knowledgeable in what they are doing. I have two health 10 week old twin girls and I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to carry and birth my girls. What a blessing!

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The Centre for Reproductive Medicine

At The Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Janelle Dorsett and our warm, highly trained team provide the tools you need to start or add to your family. Dr. Dorsett is a board-certified fertility specialist and is an associate clinical professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. She is a member of the:

  • American College in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Society of Reproductive Medicine (Fellow)

Schedule a consultation to learn more by sending us a message or calling our office at (806) 788-1212

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