Many young women consider egg donation as a way to help couples who are unable to conceive on their own. However, it can be difficult to know what the egg donation process entails or how to get the process started. The common egg donation questions below can help many women determine if becoming an egg donor is right for them.
What are the requirements for becoming an egg donor?
Before becoming an egg donor, you must pass physical and mental evaluations. Additionally, all egg donors must meet the following requirements:
- Be a woman between 18 and 29 years of age
- Have a clean medical history
- Be STD free. STDs that were treated successfully are not allowed
- Have no history of genetic disease
- Be a nonsmoker and not a user of recreational drugs
- Be willing to take fertility medication exactly as planned
- Be able to provide a family medical history
- Be legally able to live and work in the United States
Is egg donation compensated?
Yes, egg donors receive compensation for egg donation. It is important to note that the compensation received is taxable. The amount received as compensation requires that an egg donation cycle be completed. Should the cycle need to be halted prior to egg harvesting, the donor’s compensation will be a lower amount.
How long does it take to donate eggs?
From the start of the cycle until harvest, an egg donation cycle takes from two to three weeks. During this time, a number of visits to the fertility center are required in order to ensure the cycle is progressing as it should be. Once mature, the eggs are retrieved during an outpatient procedure that is typically done in under 30 minutes. Recovery time after the procedure typically takes a couple of hours and most women can return to normal activity within a day or two.
For the answers to additional common egg donation questions or to receive personalized information, contact a New Hope Fertility Center team member today. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank you.