Thinking about donating eggs? You may be surprised at the impact you can have. Couples cannot always have children on their own without the help of donor eggs. Your decision to donate can play a significant role in the lives of intended parents, their family, and their friends, not to mention the child that will be raised by a family that loves them.
Who uses donor eggs?
Women who are unable to produce viable eggs for a variety of conditions, diseases, or medications rely on donor eggs to have a baby. Men who wish to have children of their own either as a single person or as part of a same-sex couple also need egg donors to complete their families.
Who donates eggs?
Usually, it’s a woman between the ages of 21 to 30 who is in good health. She is typically a college student or graduate. Egg donation is a way for her to offset some of her expenses or add to her savings. She recognizes what she has to offer families in need and is eager to help.
Why do women become egg donors?
Egg donors do receive a stipend for their troubles, but it’s seldom a major motivator. It requires quite a commitment and some discomfort. Most women who are willing to undergo the many steps involved to donate do so because they want to help people.
What does it take to be an egg donor?
You need to be in good health and able to provide a medical history. You cannot be a smoker or drug user, and you should be a healthy weight and have a regular menstrual cycle.
What are the qualifications?
Are you a female in the US between the ages of 21-28 and generally healthy?
Do you have regular monthly periods?
Do you have a BMI between 21-28?
Do you have a flexible schedule to attend morning doctor appointments and are you comfortable missing work or school? Do you have reliable childcare for these appointments?
Are you a college graduate or pursuing higher education beyond high school?
Do you have knowledge of the physical characteristics and health history of family members or are you willing to ask family members for this information?
Is it hard to be an egg donor?
It’s not easy, but the women who go through the process find it immensely rewarding. It’s a three-to-five-month commitment, during which you need to be available for medical appointments and willing to give yourself daily hormone injections. On the day of egg retrieval, you will be sedated, and the eggs will be removed vaginally. You can get back to normal activities in a day or two.
How do you choose an agency?
The right egg donor or surrogacy agency can make all the difference in your experience. It’s a complicated process that takes time, effort, and commitment. You want to work with a specialist who can tell you what to expect and make sure you have the resources, information, and support you need.
If you have any additional questions about becoming an egg donor, read Egg Donation – What Can You Expect Before, During, and After? or contact Surrogate Solutions today! We’re here to give you the support you need throughout the process.
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