Embryo Donation International (EDI)
Is Embryo Donation?
created through the Assisted Reproductive
Technologies (ART). In order to minimize multiple
pregnancies, excess embryos are cryopreserved
in liquid nitrogen for future use. Eventually, a caring
and compassionate couple, the Donating Parents, decide
to donate these frozen embryos. Rather than destroy
the embryos or donate them to science, the Donating
Parents believe their cryopreserved embryos deserve
a chance at life and a needy individual or couple deserve a chance at parenthood.
It is a wonderful and amazing gift.
Learn the differences between Embryo Adoption and Embryo Donation and why it is not Embryo Adoption.
Embryo Donation Here at SRMS?
While there may be a limited number of programs which
perform embryo donation, there are a few reasons you
may want to consider
Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery's program, Embryo Donation International:
- You may now complete the embryo donation process here at SRMS on-line.
- The EDI program
is easily accessible though this web site at no
charge to the recipients. This increases the likelihood
that the embryos will be chosen by qualifying recipients
and find a wonderful home.
- In addition to having a number
of embryos available for donation from our own patients,
SRMS will also accept cryopreserved Donated Embryos from other ART facilities. No matter how unlikely, many Donating Parents are hesitant to donate close to home for fear of eventually meeting these offspring or having the offspring potentially marry their current children.
- EDI does not charge a "middle-man"
fee in the Embryo Donation process, thereby decreasing
the costs to the Embryo Recipient.
- EDI will allow the Donating
Parents to have their embryos returned upon request,
assuming that they have not already been transferred.
- EDI agrees to help all parties
keep track of newly diagnosed genetic problems in
the Embryo Donor family or the Embryo Recipient
- Florida has excellent legal statutes
that protect many sets of circumstances, which make
it a safe haven in which to donate and receive embryos.
- EDI has an extraordinarily well organized
and successful Embryo Donation Program, which will help to make
certain that all steps of the Embryo Donation process
- While some embryo donation programs limit the donors and recipients to be a certain religion, we here at SRMS/EDI do not. In fact, we open our practice to all those interested in donating and receiving embryos regardless of race, religion or marital status.
- SRMS has a history of being an
"Embryo Advocate" by discussing the fate
of abandoned embryos and trying to change current
standards regarding the automatic disposal of the
Please keep in mind that we will
accept qualifying cryopreserved donated embryos from
other ART programs. All transport and handling fees
will be paid by SRMS/EDI. The Donating Parents, at this
time, will not be paid (i.e., "Donation").
If you know someone who does not want to use their
cryopreserved embryos but does not feel comfortable
destroying them or donating them within their own
community, please have them visit the web site here
and consider the SRMS Embryo Donation Program. Only
if word gets out (word-of-mouth & chat rooms)
will SRMS be assured of having enough donated embryos
to meet demand.
We invite you to visit the other links at the general navigation section including "Finding Donated Embryos", "Donating Your Embryos" and of course, "Searching Embryo Donor Data Base"
If you would like to read an article that discusses the differences between Embryo Donation and Embryo Adoption, click here.
For those thinking about donating your embryos, please consider the following links:
Embryo Donation, Donor Packet
Donating Your Embryos
For those patients wanting to receive donated embryos, please visit the following:
Finding Donated Embryos
Embryo Donation, Recipient
Search Embryo Donor Database
If you have additional questions, please call us at 239-275-8118
Please spread the word!