Your first step is to fill out fill out the online brief application. Our staff will then guide you through the application process.
No, you cannot be an egg donor while you are pregnant or nursing. In a retrieval cycle you have to take follicle stimulating hormones which might be harmful to your baby. You will also receive conscious sedation for the egg retrieval. If you are pregnant, your body is not currently stimulating eggs. You will need
The length of time is difficult to predict because it will vary widely depending on the circumstances. However, from the time you are selected for a match it usually takes about 6 to 8 weeks to complete your retrieval cycle. The biggest unknown is the amount of time it takes before you are matched with
American Society for Reproductive Medicine guidelines recommend no more than 6 completed retrieval cycles. We require that you take a few week rest period before you start the medical process for each successive arrangement.
Your biographical background information includes a three-generation family health and genetic history, physical characteristics, educational background, sexual history, and talents and interests. We will also ask you to write a one-page letter explaining why you would like to be a donor. Since the recipient will not meet with you personally, some of our questions are
Most arrangements are anonymous, which means that you will not know the identity of your recipient and she will not know your identity. However, the recipient is given a copy of the biographical background information that you will fill out when you apply.
It is usually not a lot of time but you will have to miss some work to be an egg donor. Once you are matched with a couple, an average retrieval cycle requires from 5 to 7 doctor visits over a 6 to 8 week period. These visits can range from 30 minutes to 3
Donors are compensated for the time, inconvenience, and risks involved in egg donation. We offer compensation from $7,000 to $15,000+ per completed retrieval cycle, depending on the number of times the donor has worked with our program and other factors. In addition, donors are reimbursed for any long distance travel costs and receive an additional
Most of the side effects of fertility medications are minor and will vary depending on the individual. Some donors have reported bloating, nausea, hot flashes or headaches. We recommend that you talk to the doctor before beginning treatment if you have any questions, since he/she is best qualified to answer medical questions. The official website
That will vary depending on the individual. In an average retrieval cycle you will be taking a series of subcutaneous (small needles injected under the surface of the skin) shots over an 8 to 14 day period to cause you to produce a number of mature eggs instead of the single egg that normally develops