Becoming an Egg Donor: The Most Common Questions

Giving the gift of life through becoming an egg donor is an incredibly generous act.

These women, beyond their generosity of donating their eggs, commit their time, efforts, and energy — which altogether is incredibly valuable and should be properly compensated.

To help you decide if you want to become an egg donor, Love & Kindness Surrogacy has outlined the most common questions and concerns about egg donation.

Why do women become egg donors?

It is an opportunity to grow your income. Many young women use the egg donor pay to cover a part of their college tuition.

Besides the great — and well deserved — compensation, most women do it to help others. It is a rewarding feeling to donate an organ with the hope of making someone else’s life better.

Is there an age limit to be an egg donor?

One of the most important egg donor qualifications is to be between the ages of 18 to 29 (up to 33 for experienced donors). This measure intends to protect your reproductive system’s health.

Do I need to abstain from sex? 

You are very fertile during the egg donation process, which could easily lead to pregnancy.

It is best to avoid intercourse until three weeks after your egg retrieval. However, you may continue using birth control in the form of pills, patches, non-copper UIDs rings, and the nuva ring.

Birth control methods not allowed to include implants (Norplant/Implanon) and Depo-Provera (the shot).

Consult with your ob-gyn before changing or coming off from birth control.

Are there any health risks?

There is not enough data available to draw any firm conclusions about the long-term health implications of egg donation. This is because many egg donors remain anonymous. 

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine made a recent publication reporting the good long-term physical health status of egg donors. However, other previous studies claim that further research is necessary to confirm there are no major long-term risks. 

We highly encourage you to do your research before committing to egg donation.

How long does the egg donation process take? 

First, you will have to wait to match with the intended parents. The matching period is different for everyone — for some takes days, while for others it takes months. This varies depending on your donor experience and the compensation you expect to receive.

After matching, you will go through the screening process. It can take from a few weeks to three months, depending on your schedule and availability of the clinic.

Later on, you and the intended parents will do the legal part of egg donation, which can take a week to a whole month to complete.

From the date you’re matched to the day you start your cycle of medications, it can take as little as 2 weeks to 4 months.

The actual egg donation process takes about two weeks.

Can I remain anonymous as an egg donor? 

Love & Kindness Surrogacy offers 3 donation options:

  • Open/known: After the completion of a successful cycle, the names and contact information between the donor and intended parents is shared.
  • Semi-open/semi-anonymous: Shared information is limited between both parties. First names may be shared, but neither of the parties can share contact information.
  • Anonymous: You won’t have direct communication or contact with the intended parents. Love & Kindness will manage the commutation for you.

Give the ultimate gift as an egg donor with Love & Kindness Surrogacy. Our commitment focuses on providing a safe and honest path towards egg donation. If you have any further doubts, contact our agents today. We are here to help you.

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