Top 5 Facts To Know That Could Make You an Eligible Egg Donor
While egg donation is a widely used method of fertility care, many women who are thinking of donating are unsure if they are a candidate to donat. If you’ve been wondering if you are an eligible egg donor, the facts below may help you navigate the process.
The top five facts about being an eligible egg donor are:
Your medical history matters
Before you start the egg donation program, your medical history will be thoroughly investigated. In order to donate, you must be in good health and at a healthy weight. Additionally, you must be able to say yes to the following:
- I have no history of sexually transmitted diseases. This includes STDs that were successfully treated.
- I am between 18 and 28 years old. (May be up to age 30 for Jewish donors)
- I have no history of genetic diseases
- I have not gotten a tattoo, piercing or had acupuncture done in the past 12 months
- I am not currently using any medication to alter or stabilize my moods
- I am a non-smoker and do not use drugs
In addition to the above, you must be legally able to live and work in the United States. Also, you must have a high school diploma or G.E.D., although college coursework is preferred.
You must be prepared to inject yourself with fertility medication
During your egg donation cycle, you will be required to give yourself injections of fertility medication so that your body is stimulated to produce multiple eggs. We will give you instructions on how to do the self-injections, when they should be done and the amounts of medication needed.
You will be regularly monitored throughout the cycle
We will constantly monitor your body’s progress throughout the cycle. Via blood work and ultrasound we will be able to ensure your body is reacting as expected. The monitoring sessions also provide you with an opportunity to ask questions about what you may be experiencing.
Retrieving your eggs is a surgical procedure
Once your eggs have reached the right maturity and size, we will schedule the egg retrieval. The egg retrieval is done under general anesthesia so you will be asleep during the entire process. The process takes about a half hour plus a few hours of recovery time.
You are compensated
Egg donors are compensated $8,000 for their donation cycle. In the event the cycle has to be cancelled due to medical reasons, you are compensated a reduced amount.
Contact us today and find out if you are an eligible egg donor and to learn more about our egg donation program. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.