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Is Donating Eggs Dangerous For the Donor

Is Donating Eggs Dangerous For the Donor

For women considering donating eggs, the process can seem overwhelming. Likely, you have lots of questions about the process and how the donation cycle will affect your body.  Donating eggs is a safe way to help a couple achieve their dream of parenthood. 

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How safe is donating eggs?

The process of donating eggs is safe and has been performed for decades.  In order to retrieve your eggs, you will be given fertility medication to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple eggs.  This is done via injectable drugs that we will teach you how to administer. 

The protocol that you are prescribed while donating eggs is the same as a traditional in vitro fertilization protocol.  IVF has been safely performed for decades.  Throughout the donation cycle, you are monitored via blood work and ultrasound.  In the event your body is not reacting as expected, we are able to react immediately based on test results.

Your medical care does not end once the retrieval is done.  All donors have a follow up appointment to ensure your body is healing and reacting as expected.

What are the requirements for donating eggs?

In order to donate eggs you must be in good health and have a good medical history.  All donors must meet the following requirements:

  • Between age 18 and 28 (upper limit is 30 for Jewish donors)
  • Legally able to live and work in the U.S.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED, although college education or coursework is preferred
  • Have no history of STDs, including those that were treated successfully
  • Have no history of genetic diseases or abnormalities
  • Be in good health including maintaining a healthy weight
  • Be drug free and a non-smoker
  • Have no tattoos, piercings or acupuncture done within the last 12 months
  • Fully committed to the program and ready to follow all care instructions including medication schedules.  

Potential donors must pass a medical and psychological evaluation prior to being accepted to the program.

Are donors compensated?

Yes, we compensate egg donors $8,000 for a donation cycle.  In the event that you do not respond as expected to the medication and the egg retrieval is canceled, you will be compensated a reduced amount.  The income you receive is reported to the IRS.

Find out more about our egg donation program by contacting us today. 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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