Becoming an egg donor is an amazing opportunity. When you donate eggs, you’re helping those who struggle with infertility to realize their dream of starting a family of their own. We’re selective about who we choose to become egg donors at Western Fertility Institute. These exacting standards ensure soon-to-be parents have the best chance of success after embryo implantation.
You may be wondering what it takes to become an egg donor. In this post, we’ll review our requirements. We want you to be fully aware of what egg donation means before you decide to move forward.
Requirements for Being an Egg Donor
As one of the most selective egg donation locations in California, we do not accept everyone who applies to our program. There’s a strict set of criteria we use to determine whether you qualify. Before applying, make sure you meet our basic requirements:
- Between the ages of 18 and 29
- Attending college or have attended college
- Full family medical history
- BMI of 30 or less
For those who apply, we provide a thorough screening process to gather other information needed to ensure you meet our conditions. We’re completely transparent with our applicants, answering any questions you may have about how we use the information you give us. We want you to feel involved and connected throughout this process.
Benefits of Becoming an Egg Donor
When you become an egg donor, you allow a family in need to achieve something they could not do without your help — have the child they’ve been waiting for. Along with the appreciation of these families, you are also generously compensated for your time and effort, earning as much as $20,000.
During the egg donation process, you’ll never be alone. We’ll accompany you every step of the way to ensure your health and safety during this journey.
Emotional Impact of Becoming an Egg Donor
Many of our potential donors wonder if egg donation will affect them emotionally. This question is difficult to answer, as the egg donation process is a unique experience, affecting everyone differently. However, to ensure your psychological health along with your physical well-being, you’ll meet with a member of our team, who will assess your mental health during this process.
Most women who become egg donors find that it’s a rewarding experience and do not regret their choice. Those with any hesitations should rethink whether or not egg donation is the right choice for them.
The Process of Becoming an Egg Donor
The process of becoming an egg donor takes only a small amount of time, and through it all, our team will be on-hand to ensure you have someone to walk you through every step.
When you come to our fertility clinic, you’ll be asked to complete an application. We’ll also go through a few questions with you, which will be added to your profile on our online egg donor database. However, the identity of our egg donors is kept anonymous. Your privacy will always be honored, and we will not reveal who you are to our fertility clients.
Our fertility specialist, Dr. Kumar, will complete an ultrasound that allows us to check on the health of your ovaries, ensuring that you’re a suitable candidate for egg donation.
The actual egg donation procedure employs the process of in vitro fertilization to get eggs from our donors. Beforehand, you’ll need to take hormones for a couple of weeks, which will stimulate your ovaries to produce more than the one egg most women produce during their monthly cycle. Once your eggs have been collected, they can be frozen or used fresh in the fertilization and implantation process.
Sign up to Become an Egg Donor With Western Fertility Institute
When you become an egg donor, you will have the pleasure of knowing that you are instrumental in helping people build families. We appreciate your interest in egg donation and would be happy to answer any questions you have. Contact us today if you would like more information about our egg donor program.