Egg Donor FAQ
If you’re thinking about being an egg donor, you’re probably curious about what’s involved. After all, it’s an amazing process (not to mention an awesome gift) but it is often shrouded in mystery! Here’s the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about being one of our Champion Donors.
Prospective parents typically choose to work with an egg donor because they are unable to conceive using the prospective female’s own eggs or are single men or gay men.
Most egg donors choose anonymous donations – meaning that you never meet the prospective parents and your information will be non identifying.However, some prospective parents and donors request known arrangements.There is a question on the donor application that asks you about your preference.
Women between the ages of 20 to 32 may qualify for the donor program.
The guidelines established by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine state that ovum donors should donate no more than six times.
The first steps to becoming an egg donor include completing an online application.Through this application, we can identify if you are a good candidate to be an egg donor.
If you meet the application prerequisites, a consult will be scheduled with you and one of our coordinators. During this meeting, the entire egg donation process will be discussed and all questions will be answered.
Screening process can vary but is typically done in 3 appointments.
Yes, you will need to give yourself shots unless you have a friend or family member who can help. Your nurse coordinator will teach you how to administer them. Most of our egg donors, even those who were scared of giving themselves shorts, report that after giving themselves 2-3 shots, it was not as difficult or even as painful as they anticipated.
Our donors have reported that the shots are like a small prick. The needles are small(like insulin needles) and are given in fatty tissue areas. Some donors do not even feel a thing.
There are several tests that are required to qualify as an egg donor. These tests include blood work, a psychological evaluation, and detailed reports concerning family medical history.
No, you will not have to pay for anything. The prospective parent is responsible for all costs associated with the cycle.
Egg donors are financially compensated for effort, time and the inconveniences that are related to the entire egg donation process. We can make recommendations for your compensation or you can set your own.
We ask that you abstain from intercourse during the process so that you do not get pregnant.
Once all of your medical testing is completed and you are approved as a potential egg donor, an online profile will be created. This profile allows for intended parents to have the opportunity to learn more about different egg donors’ personality traits and features.
No, donating your eggs will not affect your ability to conceive in the future. Women are born with around 2 million eggs. Each month, one egg ovulates, while your body absorbed the rests. Fertility medication helps to get some of these extra eggs that would normally have been discarded.
No, you do not. You will be signing a donor agreement with the prospective parents that details the fact that you are giving up all rights and responsibilities towards any child born as a result of your donation.