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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Donor Egg Program at Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center. My name is Michele Purcell and I am the supervisor for the Donor Egg & Gestational Carrier Programs, as well as a Registered Nurse. I have been with Shady Grove Fertility since 1998 and a Nurse on the Donor Egg Team since 2000.
At Shady Grove Fertility Center, it is our mission to provide exceptional patient care, which goes beyond our excellent clinical skills. The Donor Egg Team is dedicated to working with you during your treatment and will provide support and resources throughout your journey.
The Donor Egg Team works solely with patients using an Egg Donor or Gestational Carrier and is highly trained to coordinate and manage the intricacies involved in this type of specialized care.
Once you have met with your Physician, you will be assigned to a Nurse on the Donor Egg Team. Your Nurse, along with a Clinical Assistant, will assist you through the course of treatment at Shady Grove Fertility.
In addition to the clinical team, you will be assigned to a Financial Coordinator who will walk you through your financial benefits and answer questions regarding the various financial programs we offer. One of our Recipient Liaisons will assist you with reviewing the database of donors and selecting a donor who meets your needs.
We understand you will have questions along the way and we are here to help address your questions and provide assistance in any way we can.
We look forward to working with you and being part of your treatment journey.
About Our Team
Our physicians and nurses are well-trained, highly experienced and highly ethical individuals who place a premium on providing exceptional care for patients.
Because this treatment is complex, patients going through egg donation are cared for by their physician and members of our donor team department which is comprised of nurses, financial counselors, and numerous support staff.
By creating a department specific to donor egg treatment as opposed to having a general fertility nurse coordinate donor treatment we have ensured that every detail is managed closely and communication between the recipient, the medical team and the donor is streamlined.
Discretion. Confidentiality. Anonymity.
These are the guidelines established by the Society of Reproductive Medicine to ensure the safety and success for all egg donors and recipients, which our donor program adheres. Shady Grove Fertility also follows the regulations set by the Food and Drug Administration.
Additionally, all potential donors must meet strict and thorough medical and psychological screening before being accepted to any of our donor programs. The identities of the donors and recipients are kept strictly confidential in the anonymous programs.