If you are a healthy, attractive, educated woman between the ages of 21 and 30, and you would like to help someone conceive a child, you may want to consider becoming an egg donor. You should be aware that during the screening process you will be required to undergo medical and psychological evaluation. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about egg donation for donors.
How do I get matched with intended parents?
Intended parents who are seeking a donor are permitted to browse through the agency’s donor profiles. When an intended parent selects you, you will be contacted by the agency to match your schedule.
How long does it take to get a match?
Because this is a very selective process it can take any time from a single day to more than a year.
What happens once I’m matched with intended parents?
Once you’re matched with intended parents, the agency will ask you to complete a psychological interview and a genetic interview. Once those two screenings are completed, you’ll be instructed to make your medical screening appointment. You will also be referred to an attorney to complete contracts.
Do I have to travel?
You may have to travel. If you do, you will be making two trips, one for your medical screening and one for your egg retrieval.
Do I have to meet the parents or the offspring?
This is not a requirement. If this is something that you or the intended parents are interested in, your agency will discuss it with you.
How much are donors compensated?
This will vary based on the agency, but compensation is usually around $8,000-$10,000. You will also be compensated for travel expenses.
How many times can I donate?
Most doctors advise that egg donors be allowed to complete up to 6 donations.