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Egg Donation Questions and Answers

Answers to Common Questions about Egg Donation

Our egg donor coordinator will be here through the entire process and answer any questions you have.

 

What is the compensation?

To acknowledge your time and effort associated with egg donation, our egg donors are compensated $7,000 on the day of the egg collection, which is taxable income.

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How do I become an egg donor?

We are always seeking healthy, non-smoking young women with normal menstrual cycles to join our Egg Donor Program. After filling out our initial screening questionnaire, all potential donors must provide detailed information about you and your biological family members’ medical histories and educational backgrounds and complete a medical evaluation which includes a physical exam, pelvic ultrasound, and blood work. A consultation with our mental health counselor is also required. 

Your interest in becoming a donor and all evaluations are strictly confidential.

Our egg donor coordinator can help you through the process throughout application and donation.

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Why do people need egg donors?

Many couples are unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy using the female partner’s eggs. Some women may be without ovaries due to a medical condition, may have experienced premature ovarian failure or may not produce quality embryos. Some couples may also want to avoid passing on a serious genetic condition to their children. 

Many times, these couples have already been through extensive fertility treatments that were unsuccessful. Or, they may be a same sex couple desiring a genetic connection to their child.

Regardless of the reason, they are very grateful to our donors for helping them overcome barriers to becoming parents.

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How do I get started?

The first step is to contact us through our web site to find out if you qualify.

Complete the Online Form

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