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    Default Is 39 too old to donate?

    It seems to be everyone asks for people 35 and under.

    Is it due to egg quality/quantity?

    I would love to donate now I have finished with my own family, but a couple of months off 40 and it seems I have missed the boat due to my age.

    So are there specific reasons, and could someone fill me in on what they are...

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    I know nothing about egg donation but I had my children late (36 and 40) and the risks are around the age of the egg. So with my daughter I was 39 when she was conceived and the risks of genetic abnormalities increases exponentially after 35.

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    It's nice of you to even consider donating your eggs, however most clinics will not take an egg donor over 34. It's a costly process for the recipient and as Bec said the risks are too great. There are always risks with IVF but these are further increased with age of the eggs, age of the recipient and further still being a donated egg.

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    Hello there

    I know very little about all things conception but I wanted to congratulate you on wanting to help others become pregnant. In this case it is the thought that counts and what a generous and kind thought to have

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    What a lovely, generous thought. I am no expert but Melbourne IVF accept donors up to 40 and their fertility specialists will consider talking to women over 40 under special circumstances to see if it's worth doing some tests. Monash IVF accept donors up to 36 according to their website but may also have some flexibility. I don't know about other centres but what I take from that is, it can vary. It is true that compared to women under 35, an older donor is less likely to produce as many eggs, conception rates may be lower and the genetic risks are higher. I'm told that with a donor under 35 the success of pregnancy from a single egg harvest is up to 80%. It drops off after that but women have successfully donated at your age. Anyway, there are hopeful people for whom the really important thing is finding a donor that they that they can trust and bond with who will give them the only hope they may have of a family. I hope that helps you a bit and you really are lovely for taking the trouble to try and find out more about it.

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    I'm donating to my partner and I'm 41
    We have never been told there is an age limit

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    I'm almost 39 and are donating to friends. The clinic they are at prefer 'under 35 year old' donors unless the people bring their own donor. I have had the ultra sound which shows that I am still a good candidate and because I had my last baby at 37 years with not too much of a conception issue the doctor we see is happy to continue. We have finished counselling and will progress to the start of the donation process next month. Exciting times ahead!

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    If you are donating to family and friends its not much of an issue.
    Overall for donation they use 35 as for the reasons stated above. If however a recipient still wants you to donate to them it is really at their own risk but some clinics won't do egg donation over a certain age due to risks to donor and egg quality


 

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