Egg Donation

We know you have big dreams for the future… and you can keep all your options open when you make this amazing choice!

Make a Dream Come True When You Become An Egg Donor

For the countless individuals and couples who can’t become pregnant without an egg donor, it can feel frustrating, unfair and hopeless. But through the simple process of egg donation, YOU can restore their hope, and provide the solution to help these dreamers *finally* become parents, at great mutual benefit with amazing compensation! Your generous donation of eggs will earn you thousands while giving someone burdened by infertility the life-changing freedom to experience parenthood!

Simple, Discreet, Non-Disruptive. And Oh So Rewarding!

Egg donation is a relatively simple and pain-free process. By design, it is not meant to disrupt your life. You take medication for a few weeks and then go in for a procedure to have a fertility doctor extract some of your eggs while you are under anesthesia. The whole process takes about 6 weeks. In addition to the personal satisfaction you will get from helping create a family, you will receive compensation of $6,000-$10,000 for your inconvenience and time. There is absolutely no cost to you. All of your expenses are paid by the recipients, including travel fees if applicable.

Are there any behaviors or conditions that automatically disqualify women from being egg donors?

Yes, as part of the pre-screening process, you will be asked about the below disqualifiers:

1. If you have been diagnosed with syphilis, chlamydia, or certain other infectious diseases within the last year (if treated, you must be disease-free for at least 12 months)
2. If you have a BMI (body mass index) which is beyond the currently accepted “healthy” levels
3. If you have traveled to or lived in the UK or Europe for 5 years during FDA-designated “mad cow risk” time periods
4. If you have a medical and/or family history of birth defects that required surgery (such as cleft lip, spina bifida, or a heart defect), Huntington’s disease, hemophilia, Tay-Sachs disease, sickle cell anemia, major medical problems, mental disabilities, or psychiatric problems
5. If you have injected drugs or engaged in prostitution within the last five years
6. If you are a carrier of the gene or genetic mutation for certain diseases and syndromes
7. If you can’t pass a drug test, which also includes tests for alcohol and nicotine
8. If you have travelled to a Zika-affected country, you are not eligible to donate for six months
9. If you have received a tattoo or body piercing in the last 12 months.

What amount of compensation I can expect to receive?
This number can vary depending on your region, your selectability (physical characteristics or education level) and if you have donated previously. Range is on average $6,000-$10,000 per donation.
Can I remain anonymous?
You can have a “undisclosed” arrangement with the intended parents, meaning your names would not be disclosed to one another at the time of the donation, and it can even be stated in the donation contract that they will not attempt to reach you. However, complete anonymity is becoming more and more difficult in this day and age with DNA/Ancestry testing on the market. Even if you have never done one of these tests you can still be located by other members of your family who may have done the testing. There is no way to ensure that the product of your donation (the child) would not find out about you at some point in the future. If you are considering egg donation, it’s important that you are comfortable with the idea that you are helping to grow another family by donating that one special cell they need. You would not be the mother to the child of this donated egg, but you would be biologically linked to them for a lifetime. Egg donation is a beautiful thing, and perfect for someone who is generous and open-minded!
How many times can I donate my eggs?
The doctor recommendation is up to 6 times. You will be paid for each subsequent egg donation cycle you choose to do.
I have an IUD - do I have to remove it?
This will depend on the fertility doctor recommendations; in most cases you do not have to remove your IUD.
How many times would I visit the fertility doctor’s office?
Being an egg donor is a big commitment but with a big reward. You will be required to visit the fertility doctor approximately 6-8 times throughout the process. Most fertility clinics will work with your schedule as best as possible, typically all of you appointments will have to take place in the morning hours. Some flexibility in your schedule will be required.
Do I pay taxes on my compensation?
Yes, you will receive a 1099 showing your compensation and you will need to pay taxes on that amount.
Will being an egg donor hurt my own fertility?
Nope. As women, we are born with millions of eggs, and by puberty we still have several hundred thousand of those eggs left. You will ovulate approximately 500 mature eggs (1 a month) during your reproductive years. The remaining eggs naturally die off and are absorbed by the body.

When you act as an egg donor you are given a series of medications, proven to be safe for your own fertility, to aid in bringing some of those additional eggs to maturity. Once you have several mature eggs (approx. 15-25) they will be retrieved by the fertility doctor while you are under general anesthesia.

Would I take medications as an egg donor? For how long?
Yes. You are typically on a combination of pills, and injectable medications for 14-16 days. There is no way to donate your eggs without the use of medications. Without the medications your body will only produce 1 mature egg a month. Patients who are infertile and in need of these eggs require many more than 1 egg to be successful. On average every 6 eggs produce 1-2 viable embryos.
How do the medications make me feel? Will I gain weight?
The first few days on the medications you will probably not notice much difference. However, as more eggs in your ovaries start to grow in size and mature you will start to feel “full” or bloated in your abdomen and as a result you will have some slight weight gain (approx. 5-8 pounds of temporary water weight). You may have some irritability as well. These side effects are only temporary and within a few days after the egg retrieval procedure you will start to feel normal again and will lose the water weight.
What kind of restrictions do I have during the process?
The 6-week egg donation process will require you to alter your lifestyle a bit. Once you start the medications you are restricted on the following: No alcohol, No intercourse, No recreational drugs, No supplements (including herbal), No over the counter medications or prescription medications (unless approved by the physician), No heavy exercise, No excessive overheating of the body (hot yoga).

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