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4 Common Egg Donation FAQs

Egg donation is a selfless way to help a couple achieve their goal of starting a family.  It’s common to have questions about how to become an egg donor and the egg donation process.  The egg donation FAQs will answer many of your questions and may help you decide if becoming a donor is right for you.

What are the requirements to become an egg donor?egg donation

In order to qualify to become an egg donor, you must pass both a physical and an emotional check.  In addition, egg donors must meet the following criteria:

  • Age 18 - 28
  • Have the legal right to work in the United States
  • Be a nonsmoker with no history of drugs
  • Be in good health including being a healthy weight for your height
  • Have no history of genetic diseases

What is the process to retrieve the eggs?

Once you’ve passed all of the requirements, your egg donation schedule will begin.  As a part of the cycle you must be available for regular appointments for blood work and ultrasound.  You will be prescribed fertility medication in order to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple eggs.  It is import that you take this medication as described in order to promote the growth of multiple eggs.  Once the eggs have matured, they are retrieved during an outpatient procedure.

How much are donors paid?

Egg donors are paid $8,000 for a successful egg donation cycle.  In the event that the cycle has to be canceled, the donor is eligible for a partial fee.  This can happened if a donor doesn’t respond well to fertility medication or if there is another medical concern.  It is important to note that the income received from donating your eggs is taxable.

Will donating eggs cause fertility issues in the future?

No, donating eggs will not cause fertility issues in the future. 

For answers to other egg donation FAQs or to begin the process to becoming an egg donor, contact New Hope Fertility Center.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676.  Thank you.

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