February 14th is best known for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also a day that marks another act of love. It’s National Donor Day—a time to celebrate those who are living organ donors and to remember those who donated organs in death so that others could live. We’d especially like to recognize those generous reproductive donors whose gifts, while not life-saving, are absolutely spirit-saving— the egg donors, embryo donors, and sperm donors.
While not technically “donors”, this is also a good time to also recognize gestational carriers and surrogates. These women generously agree to carry a pregnancy for someone else who is unable to do so due to lack of uterus, uterine abnormalities, or other factors that make carrying a pregnancy impossible or inadvisable. Upon birth, they give the baby to its intended parents. Because of them, many gay male couples and many other straight and LGBTQ couples or individuals have become parents.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an egg donor yourself, go to www.eggdonorct.com for more details. And if you think building your family using egg donation, sperm donation, or embryo donation, is something you might be interested in, call any of our offices to schedule a consultation.