Egg donation is a selfless way of helping a couple achieve their goal of becoming parents when they have been unable to do so on their own. There are a number of medical reasons why a woman is unable to conceive using her own eggs. In many instances, healthy donor eggs allow couples to become pregnant when other treatments are unsuccessful.
While many women consider egg donation, it is common to have questions about the process. Being familiar and comfortable with the process for egg donation can help women make a decision on becoming an egg donor.
What is the screening process to become an egg donor?
All potential egg donors must pass medical, emotional, and intellectual screenings before they are eligible to become egg donors. This is in addition to meeting the following qualifications:
- Between 18 and 28 years old, up to 30 years old for Jewish donors
- Legal ability to work in the United States including a valid social security number
- Must be a high school graduate, with college education preferred
- Free of use of drugs and be a non-smoker
- A healthy weight for their height
- No history of STDs
- Willing to do injections of fertility medication multiple times a day
- Have an attractive appearance
- No history of genetic diseases
How long does a donation cycle take?
From the beginning of the cycle until egg retrieval, the process typically takes three weeks. This may change based on the donor's medical needs and her reaction to fertility medication. Recovery after egg retrieval is short, with most women returning to their everyday routine within days of the procedure.
Are egg donors compensated?
New Hope Fertility Center, an industry leading fertility center with its own egg bank compensates donors $8,000 for a successful cycle. Cycles that are terminated due to medical issues are compensated at a lower rate. The compensation for donating eggs is taxable and will be reported to the government.
For additional information on egg donation and becoming an egg donor, contact New Hope Fertility Center today. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.