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Posted by Serena Chen, MD on July 20, 19100 at 09:10:25:

In Reply to: QUESTION FOR DOCTOR, PLEASE, RE CYTOPLASM EXCHANGE posted by Roseanne on July 14, 19100 at 16:36:24:

Dear Roseanne
Unfortunately despite all the technology that is available we still do not have very effective solutions for age-related infertility using your own eggs.
Cytoplasm donation is an experimental procedure that is used to address consistently poor embryo quality in women less than 40 years old. There has been some encouraging success, but the procedure is still new and more data is needed. It does not address oocyte and embryo aneuploidy (abnormal numbers of chromosomes), which is the problem we see in age related infertility.
Serena Chen
: I am encouraged by some news I heard recently concerning exchanging the cytoplasm of a older gal's eggs with that of a younger one. In this way, the older woman might still be able to get pregnant with her own eggs.

: Since I am 46 and time is running out for me (if it hasn't run out already), I would be interested in knowing more about this. I heard that St. Barnabas had one success story.

: I realize that this is experimental, but I would be willing to participate in a clinical trial, if any were to be undertaken in the near future.

: Thanks!

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