Egg donation is a beautiful gift to a couple or single person who wants to have a child. When you donate your eggs, you are giving life to someone’s dream. While the process can seem daunting, becoming an egg donor is relatively straightforward. If you’re interested in becoming an egg donor, follow the process below with Western Fertility Institute to change lives and play a small part in bringing one into the world.
How Are Egg Donors Screened?
Egg donation recruiting starts with an application process. At Western Fertility Institute, we are one of the most selective locations for egg donation, and we don’t accept every woman who applies. That’s so our clients have the best chance for successful implantation. If you are interested in donating your eggs, you must meet these qualifications for the best chance of acceptance:
- Have attended college or are currently attending
- Be between 18-30 years of age
- Provide a full family medical history
- Be athletic
- Meet weight and height requirements with a BMI of 30 or less
The screening process can also include additional requirements and information. We strive to answer all questions about egg donation, and we’re happy to let you know why we need the information we ask for and how we use it. Our egg donors are as much a part of the process as our families, and we want you to feel connected from start to finish.
Medical Screening for Egg Donation
After you complete an egg donation application, we create your online profile that gets added to Western Fertility Institute’s website. Then you meet with Dr. Kumar to complete an ultrasound of your ovaries. As you strive to become an egg donor, we keep your identity anonymous, even to our fertility clients. They can look through the online profiles without seeing any names attached.
It’s a good idea to prepare before your medical screening by getting a good night’s sleep the night before and staying hydrated. Avoid drinking alcohol, using drugs or nicotine for several days before your screening. Although every medical screening process differs, you should prepare for blood draws and a pelvic exam. It’s also a great time to talk to us about any questions or concerns you have. No question is silly, and we want to make sure you feel calm and comfortable about egg donation.
The egg donation process involves using in vitro fertilization to get your eggs from you to our client or surrogate. Before the transfer, you’ll take hormones for a few weeks that stimulate your ovaries and allow you to produce more than one egg during your monthly cycles. Then we collect your eggs, fertilize them and implant them.
Become an Egg Donor Today
Egg donation is an important part of helping build families. We love and appreciate all of our donors who give our soon-to-be parents the best chance at having children. We will stay with you throughout the entire process and make sure you feel like a valued member of the team. Contact us today to learn more about becoming an egg donor.