Egg Donors & The HART Program

You may have heard about our HART program, which is renowned for helping those living with an HIV+ diagnosis to safely have biological children. As an egg donor, you may be wondering if your eggs will be used as part of this program. You may also have opinions on whether or not this is the type of family that you feel comfortable donating your eggs to in the first place.

Growing Generations is very proud of our HART, HIV Assisted Reproductive Technologies, program. Those chosen to be included in the HART program are required to carry an undetectable viral load and be on a steady medical regimen for an extended period of time. This means that there is next to no possibility that a child conceived with your eggs could contract the virus. In fact, it has never happened. Additionally, new studies have shown that many living with a positive diagnosis can expect a life span similar to their peers living without HIV, as long as they maintain a strict doctor ordered regimen of medications.

During your profile creation phase, you will be asked to carefully consider the different types of families you will be willing to help. The options will include heterosexual couples, homosexual couples, heterosexual singles, and homosexual singles. You will not have the option to disqualify candidates based solely on their participation in the HART program.

Do note that if you chose to exclude any demographic, your profile will never be shown to those falling within those categories. However, you will not know if your eggs have been donated to a participant in the HART program. This information is kept very confidential.

If you have additional questions about the HART program or the donor selection process, you will want to address them during your initial screening and profile building stages.

Teo Martinez

Teo Martinez is the CEO of Growing Generations, a surrogacy and egg donation agency headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Educated at both UCLA and Pepperdine University, and with over 15 years of experience working in assisted reproduction, Teo’s background makes him one of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the field.