Some women feel the urge to help couples become parents through egg donation. Understanding the process of egg donation can help you decide if being an egg donor is the right choice for you.
Being an egg donor begins with a screening process. In order to be an egg donor, women must meet the following requirements:
- Between 18 and 28 years of age
- A high school diploma or GED, college education preferred
- Eligible to work in the United States
- No history of drug abuse
- In good health
- Non smoker
- Willing to self-inject fertility medication and submit to required tests
- No history of sexually transmitted diseases, even if they have been treated successfully
- More than 12 months since last tattoo, body piercing or acupuncture treatment
Women who meet the above requirements undergo a thorough screening process to determine if they are physically and mentally suited for egg donation.
Once a potential donor has passed the screening process, being an egg donor continues with the use of fertility medication to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple eggs for retrieval.
The fertility medication is administered via injection. The injections are delivered with a small needle and is injected just before the skin. You’ll self inject the medication every morning and evening after being shown how to administer the medication in our office.
When the eggs have reached the desired maturation, they are retrieved under general anesthesia by use of a needle. The process takes 30 minutes and has a recovery time of a few hours, with a follow up visit a week or two after retrieval.
World Class Egg Donation Program
New Hope Fertility Center is an world renowned leader in egg donation and we pioneered the frozen egg bank. Because our donors are banking eggs for use later, there is no need to synchronize your cycle with that of the recipient. You are able to donate eggs on your cyclical schedule.
Speak with our donor coordinator for more information on being an egg donor. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.