Choosing to help a couple achieve their dreams of growing their family is admirable. Many women are interested in how they can help by becoming egg donors but are unsure about the process. Compensation and the process for harvesting eggs are common concerns. The guidelines below can help you decide if becoming an egg donor is right for you.
How are egg donors compensated?
Donors are compensated $8,000 for a cycle that successfully results in eggs being harvested. The compensation egg donors receive is taxable and is reported to the I.R.S.
Are there instances where egg donors aren’t compensated?
In some cases, a potential donor does not adequately respond to the fertility medication. Because of this, the cycle may need to be cancelled. In the event that the cycle is cancelled prior to egg retrieval, the donor is compensated a reduced amount.
How do I become qualified to become an egg donor?
We have a thorough screening process to become an egg donor. There is both a pre-qualification process as well as testing required to become an egg donor.
In order to be eligible for egg donation the following are required:
- Be between age 18 and 28
- Legally able to live and work in the USA
- Be a high school graduate. Egg donors who are in college or are college educated are preferred.
- Be nonsmoking and not a drug user
- Be a healthy weight for your size and have a pleasing appearance
- No history of STDs including ones that were successfully treated
- Have no history of genetic diseases
- Pass an initial hormone test
What type of fertility medication will I be given?
You will be injecting fertility medications daily in order to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple eggs. The injections are delivered under the skin and are taken both in the morning and evening. You must administer the injections as instructed for a successful cycle. When the eggs have progressed to the ideal age, you will administer another medication so that we can time your ovulation in order to harvest the eggs.
How are the eggs harvested?
Eggs are harvested during an outpatient procedure that will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. During the procedure the eggs are harvested with a small needle.
If you’re ready to join the egg donors who have helped couples achieve their dreams of parenthood contact us today. Our donor coordinator would be happy to speak with you and address any concerns you may have. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.