A potential egg donor should be between the ages of 19 and 29. She should be healthy, with proportioned weight and height. A donor should not be using any mind altering drugs such as Marijuana, LSD, heroin, cocaine, etc.
It could take a day, it could take several months, depending on what the recipient is looking for in a donor. Our goal is to get donors matched as quickly as possible.
The egg donor cycle takes about 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the schedules of everyone involved.
Yes, the procedure is done vaginally.
No, continue until you speak with the fertility center. Depo Provera injections or Norplant affect the timing of your normal cycle, which will delay your egg donor cycle. If you are interested in being an egg donor, we suggest you use an alternative form of birth control.
Yes. First time donors are compensated $5,000.00 for their time and effort, upon completion of the cycle. Repeat donors receive higher compensation.
All costs are the responsibility of the recipients, unless the donor violates her contract.
The egg retrieval process is an outpatient procedure. Light anesthesia is administered. A vaginal probe is placed into the vagina and fluid from the follicles is collected. This procedure will take approximately 30 minutes, with 1-2 hours recovery time.
While taking medications, you must refrain from sexual intercourse.
We ask that you do not drink alcohol while taking the medications.
No smoking tobacco or any other recreational drugs.