How Can I Become an Egg Donor?
Helping someone experience the miracle of a new baby by donating eggs is an incredible act of empathy. Many people struggle to become parents, and egg donors give them hope and a chance at parenthood. Are you looking for the opportunity to change someone’s life forever, while enhancing your own life? Learn more about how to become an egg donor so you can decide if it is the right option for you.
As you go through the process of becoming an egg donor you will learn a lot about your body and your health. Part of the experience involves extensive screening to ensure that you are qualified to donate your eggs. This screening process includes genetic, medical, and fertility tests. The information you learn will not only be important for you as an egg donor, but it will keep you informed of your physical and mental health as you go through the process. These free health screenings provide invaluable information that you can use now and in the future.
The egg donor process involves a number of medical tests and procedures, so you will be given financial compensation for your time and generosity. Although compensation varies, first time donors can expect to receive an average of $6,500, with increased compensation for subsequent cycles. To begin the egg donor process, choose an agency or clinic to work with and complete their initial profile application.
Qualifications to Become an Egg Donor
While qualifications to become an egg donor vary by agency, these are some of the typical minimum requirements that need to be met before beginning the process:
- Most agencies prefer that donors be between the ages of 21 and 31.
- Egg donors should be in good general physical health and have regular menstrual periods.
- Donors should have a BMI of 19-29. (See the BMI Calculator for more info.)
- Applicants should be non-smokers.
- Potential donors should have both ovaries and are not using injections, IUDs or implants for birth control.
- Candidates should be psychologically healthy and not currently taking psychoactive drugs.
- Donors should have no history of substance abuse.
- Prospective donors should have no family history of inheritable genetic disorders.
- Candidate donors must be willing to take injections regularly and on time.
- Egg donors need to be dependable, mature, and have reliable transportation and schedules so they can keep up with appointments.
Are you ready to change someone’s life forever? If this sounds like the right experience for you, and if you match the minimum qualifications, contact an egg donor agency of your choice to get started!