What is Egg Donation?

Egg donation is a fertility treatment where a young, fertile woman (donor) donates some of her eggs to help another person or couple (recipient) have a baby. This is done through a process called In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

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How Does Egg Donation Work?

To donate eggs, the donor must take medications to stimulate her ovaries to produce multiple eggs. The eggs are then removed while the donor is under light sedation.

Once the eggs are extracted, they can be frozen or fertilized with sperm from an intended parent(s) or sperm donor or frozen. The embryos/eggs will then be frozen for future use or transferred to the uterus of an intended parent or a gestational carrier.

Who Needs an Egg Donor?

Egg donation makes pregnancy possible for women who are unable to conceive using their own eggs. It is also a viable solution for male couples or single intended parents who wish to have a baby using donated eggs and a gestational surrogate.

Egg Donors

How Do I Become an Egg Donor?

If you meet the minimum qualifications to become an egg donor then the first step is to fill out our pre-screening questionnaire. Next, you will fill out the complete egg donor application to become part of our donor family and we will build a customized profile on our donor page. Intended parents will view your profile and we will contact you once you have been selected.

How Can I Increase my Chances of Being Selected?

Intended parents are usually looking for someone similar to themselves. Good quality photos and spending time on your personal questions also help the intended parents connect with you. Please keep this in mind when you are filling out your profile.

Who Will Use My Eggs?

A woman who may have issues with their own egg quality due to advanced age, treatment for cancers, or genetic diseases may utilize her eggs to build their own family. Also, a man or same-sex males may use your eggs, fertilize the eggs and use a gestational carrier to establish their family

Will I Lose My Fertility by Donating Eggs?

There are no studies that link egg donation with infertility. When donating your eggs the only eggs that will be donated are the eggs that are designated for that month. The doctors do not have access to the eggs designated for future months.

How Are the Eggs Retrieved?

The eggs are retrieved through the vaginal wall when you are under light sedation. The procedure normally takes about 10-20 minutes and then you will recover from anesthesia. You will need someone to drive you to and from the clinic that day.

How Much Will I Be Compensated?

Working with Plum, you have the right to determine what your time is worth. As an egg donor, you are compensated for your time. Most donations begin with compensation of around $7000 and may increase depending on how many times you have donated.