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Should I Become a Fertility Egg Donor: The Advantages of Being a Donor

2015-3Deciding if you should be a fertility egg donor is a big decision.  This decision affects both you and a couple who are dreaming of starting a family.  There are several things to be aware of when considering becoming a donor, and several advantages to donating. 

 

You are helping to start a family

Couples do not make the decision to turn to donor eggs lightly.  Couples who use donor eggs during fertility treatments are unable to conceive on their own for a number of reasons.  Using donor eggs allows a couple to have a child that is genetically related to the father while being carried by the mother.  All potential parents are thoroughly screened before they are eligible to participate in the fertility egg donor program.

You are compensated for the egg donation

While there is no comparison to the intrinsic benefit of helping a family, there is a monetary benefit to egg donation.  Egg donors receive $8,000 in compensation.  This income is reported to the IRS.  There are occasions when a cycle must be cancelled.  This can happen if you do not respond to the medication or if there is another medical issue.  If this happens during your cycle you will compensated a reduced amount.

You receive medical care

All costs associated with the egg donation are covered.  This includes constant monitoring via blood work and ultrasound to monitor your progress during the cycle.   This also includes lab work to determine your eligibility for egg donation.   After the retrieval is done, you’ll have a follow up visit to verify your body is healing as expected.

In order to be eligible to donate eggs, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 18 – 28 years old, up to 30 years old for Jewish donors
  • Be legally able to live and work in the United States
  • Graduated high school or have GED.  College coursework or degrees are preferred
  • Be a non-smoker and not a drug user
  • Have no tattoos, piercings or acupuncture treatments within the past 12 months
  • Have a clean bill of health including being at a healthy weight
  • No history of sexually transmitted diseases, including STDs that were treated successfully without issue.
  • Have a pleasing appearance
  • Have no history of genetic diseases

Our donor coordinator is here and ready to answer any questions you may have about becoming a fertility 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.

 

 

   

Topics: Egg Donation, Egg Donor, New York, New Hope Fertility, Egg Donation Cycle, NYC, new york city

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