What Is Egg Donation?

The ability of one woman to use another woman's eggs to have a baby is one of the most exciting options available to our patients. This option allows women who, for various reasons cannot conceive with their own eggs, to become mothers. Some of the reasons to consider egg donation as an option are:

  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Lack of ovaries either due to being born without them or them being surgically removed
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Non optimal response to fertility drugs
  • Damage to the ovaries due to chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Poor quality eggs

In our program we adhere to the ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) guidelines to ensure that the privacy and best interests of all parties involved in the treatment cycle are respected.

For Patients

Call us to schedule a new patient appointment. If you are already an established patient, you will still need to call and schedule an appointment for a consultation with the doctor to discuss your donor egg cycle or gestational carrier cycle. 


Bring or mail all prior medical records with you to your appointment.  You can request these records using the Medical Records Release Form.

Stanford IVF/Donor Program
900 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304

If you have infertility benefits under your plan, you may want to verify with your insurance if donors or gestational carriers are covered.

Call us to make an appointment


For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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