How to Become an Egg Donor
Egg donation is a selfless and compassionate act. By donating, thousands of women previously unable to conceive are able to grow their families and welcome new life into the world. However, learning how to become an egg donor isn’t necessarily a quick or easy process. From the medical requirements for qualification to the procedures necessary, a lot goes into donation – but the end result is well worth it.
If you are seeking egg donor information, Brown Fertility is here for you. As a premier resource for fertility and conception, our compassionate team is dedicated to growing happy, healthy families across the state of Florida.
How Are Egg Donors Chosen?
Despite the high demand for egg donors, not all women are good candidates for donation. To find the most successful candidates, donors undergo a preliminary screening prior to inclusion in the donor pool, including a detailed history and a discussion of the medical, social, emotional, financial, and legal aspects of egg donation.
Egg donors need to be between the ages of 18 and 27 and healthy with no known genetic conditions. In some cases, genetic testing may be required before approval. A detailed explanation of the entire process and additional criteria, as well as a history and physical examination, will be provided free of charge to potential donors.
In addition to qualifying to be a donor at our facility, egg donors will need to be selected by donor recipients. Alternately, a recipient may also choose an egg donor who is known to her, like a friend or family member. Before moving forward, a second round of extensive, detailed screenings will be performed, including psychological and physical evaluations as appropriate. Donors must be willing to provide pictures to be viewed by recipients during the donor choice process. If desired, photos can be returned to you upon request.
What Other Egg Donor Information Do I Need to Know?
As a donor, you are guaranteed complete anonymity, unless you are donating eggs for someone you know. This means that the recipient couple will not know your identity and you will not know theirs. The couple will look at your photograph, in order to assist with matching their needs.
While egg donation is a gesture made out of kindness, egg donors are compensated financially for each completed cycle. Compensation does not depend on recipient conception. All payment details, including amount and method, will be shared prior to donation.
The egg donation process lasts approximately four weeks after treatments begin. You will need to take daily injections for twelve days, most with a tiny needle (subcutaneous). These are easy to administer in the convenience of your own home, or you may come to the office for administration. There is only minimal discomfort associated with the injection administration.
How Do I Get Started?
For women considering how to become an egg donor, Brown Fertility is happy to assist. Contact Lauren Cover, R.N., B.S.N, B.A. at (904) 260-0352 for surrogacy questions or cycle information on egg donation in Jacksonville.
If you have more questions regarding how to become an egg donor or are interested in the egg donation process, please fill out the form below, email [email protected], or inquire in-person at our IVF Center located at 8149 Point Meadows Way, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Your help can give families the gift of life.