FAQs - Reproductive Health Clinic California - Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute (EDSI)


Do you provide our information to the Egg Donor?

No. The Egg Donor only receives the recipients’ first name, together with a bio, which will not contain any identifying information.

Can I use my doctor?

Yes. If you already have a Fertility Specialist who is assisting you, we will contact and coordinate the cycle with them.

What is your policy on meeting the Egg Donor?

We believe this important choice should be left to the recipients and the donor. We will make your choice and decision as private or as open as you wish.

What if the donor lives out of our area?

No problem. We will arrange for a doctor in the Egg Donor’s area to monitor and send the results straight to your doctor. We will also facilitate and coordinate all travel and medical cycles between the medical facilities involved.

How can we reserve an Egg Donor?

You may reserve up to two Egg Donors online, with your registration ID and password. Or you may call us if you’d like to reserve more.

How can we get more information about an Egg Donor?

If you are interested in a specific egg donor, you may immediately access the detailed Egg Donor Profiles by registering with EDSI online and creating a free account.

Do we have to register with your program to get information about an egg donor?

No. As a recipient, you have the ability, through our website, to search our condensed egg donor profiles at your leisure. Our condensed profiles contain a photo, brief information about an egg donor, such as age, height, weight, complexion, hair color, eye color, ethnic origin, education, experience as an egg donor, availability, etc.

How are the eggs retrieved?

The egg retrieval process is an outpatient procedure. Light anesthesia is administered. A vaginal probe is placed into the vagina and fluid from the follicles is collected. This procedure will take approximately 30 minutes, with 1-2 hours recovery time.

Is it safe to use sperm from an HIV positive man to create embryos? And is transmission possible to the Mother and unborn baby?

Yes, it is safe. The third party assisted reproductive technology has advanced in the last decade to the point that our doctors are very successful in doing “sperm washing”, whereby the HIV found in the semen’s fluid is separated from the actual sperm cells. In the history of this procedure, there has been zero transmission of the virus to the Surrogate Mother or baby.