Donor Egg & Donor Sperm

If a couple cannot get pregnant using their own eggs or sperm for in vitro fertilization (IVF), use of donor eggs or donor sperm is another option.

Friberg Fertility offers full-service, in-house donor egg and donor sperm services to ensure that your experience meets our high standards. This means you never have to worry about about the often unpredictable results from juggling multiple third-party providers, and you can trust that our knowledgeable and dedicated staff have screened every step of the process for you.

How Donor Egg IVF Works

With donor egg IVF, the eggs of a typically young and fertile woman are fertilized, retrieved and implanted into your uterus:


Just like with traditional IVF, the female egg donor’s ovaries are stimulated with fertility drugs in order to produce multiple mature eggs which are then retrieved.


The donor’s eggs are then fertilized in the embryology lab with the male partner’s sperm.


3. Once successful fertilization has been verified by the embryologist, the embryos are cultured for 3-5 days before transfer.

To learn more about using an egg donor, please fill out this brief questionnaire, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

To learn more about becoming an egg donor, please fill out this brief questionnaire, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How Donor Sperm Work

Donated sperm can either be injected into a woman via intrauterine insemination (IUI) or used to fertilize mature eggs through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Before donating sperm, men must be screened for medical conditions and other risk factors. Donated sperm samples are then collected at a designated clinic, and the sperm is frozen using liquid nitrogen — a process called cryopreservation. After at least 6 months of quarantine, the medical condition of the prospective donor is evaluated again, and if all is normal, the sperm is released for use. When needed, the sperm is thawed and used for either IUI or IVF.

Sperm donors can be either known or anonymous to the recipient.

At Friberg Fertility, we have relationships with several sperm banks to provide a multitude of options to our patients.