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Why Should I Become an Egg Donor?

Donating your eggs to a couple who is struggling to build their family is incredibly generous, and the couples who are finally able to see their dreams come true are forever grateful for your time and energy.

However, we acknowledge that sometimes the decision to donate eggs is not an easy one. In addition to the time commitment involved, some potential donors may think they won’t be able to have children of their own if they donate their eggs, or that the actual procedure to retrieve eggs is painful and recovery is intensive. These myths about egg donation are untrue and should not influence your decision to donate.

However, if you are still on the fence about becoming an egg donor, here are some of the top reasons why donors have said” yes” to donating eggs.

  • Egg donor requirements are straightforward, so many women can participate. Egg donors should be between the ages of 18 and 32, should have a healthy BMI (19-29), and should be a non-smoker in good physical shape. Read our full list of egg donor requirements.

  • Egg Donor America will help donors prepare for each stage of the egg donation process and guide you through all screenings, injections and the retrieval procedures. You will not be alone in this process; you will have our support.

  • You won’t have to pay for medical, travel, or legal expenses. These costs are all covered by the prospective parents. Your insurance is also covered by the prospective parents.

  • Egg donors are compensated for dedicating their time and energy toward helping build a family. Compensation is generous but cannot exceed more than $10,000. Many donors are able to use this fee toward their education or travel goals.

  • A woman can donate her eggs more than once. If you found that being an egg donor is something you’d like to repeat in order to help another family, you can discuss donating a second time with your physician or fertility specialist.

  • There are currently no definitive studies that demonstrate a link between egg donation and infertility, cancer, or other significant long-term health issues. Egg donation risk is assessed by a fertility physician. We encourage all potential donors to speak with their provider about any and all concerns they have about egg donation.
    • If you do not have a fertility physician, Egg Donor America can provide a referral.

If you’d like to become an egg donor, please fill out an application today. This is an initial egg donor application.

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