★ Between the ages of 18 – 28
★ Top 50 universities student or graduate
★ Non-smoker and non-drug user
★ Have good physical & mental health
★ Agree to psychological, drug & criminal screening
★ Have the ability to self-administer injections
★ Able to follow a doctor’s instructions
★ Must not receive a piercing or tattoo within 12 months prior to donation
★ Must not been treated for or had Syphilis, Chlamydia, or Gonorrhea within 12 months prior to donation
Egg Donor Process
Step 1 – Application
Complete your online donor application
Interview with our staff
Step 2-Matching and medical screening
Getting matched with Intended Parents
Psychological & Medical Screening
Legal Contracting with Intended Parents
Step 3: Egg retrieval Cycle with IVF Clinic
Medications and Monitoring (10-14 days)
We encourage our egg donors to set compensation by herself. But we will discuss with a donor if we feel her compensation amount either beyond or below the reasonable range. Typically, our egg donor compensation will range from $8,000 to $20,000. If an egg donor has education background from IVY League universities, the compensation could be as high as $20,000 -- $50,000.
We encourage you to take a minute to fill Egg Donor Initial Application form, one of our team member will then contact you to explain the process and walk you through how to complete Egg Donor Full application form.
1. I don’t live in California. Can I still become an egg donor with your agency?
Yes! We work with egg donors and intended parents nationwide and worldwide. We primarily work with southern California IVF centers, while we also work with centers in northern California and on occasion centers in the east coast. You will need to go to the IVF clinic for the screening and retrieval.
2. What is the process after I submit my application?
Once you submit full profile, photos, and educational verifications, the completed application package will be reviewed by our donor team. If we have further questions about your donor application, one of our staff will contact you directly for clarification. If the profile meets our criteria, you will be invited to join our program. If you do not meet our criteria, we will inform you of our decision not to invite you join our program and we will give you an explanation of our reasons for that decision. Once we accept you to be an egg donor with our program we will immediately place you into our database and begin presenting you to our intended parents for matching.
3. How long does it take to be matched with a family?
Matching can occur immediately or take months to years. There is no guarantee that you will be matched.
4.How long does the entire egg donation process take?
Once you are selected and matched, it takes about 8-16 weeks to go through the medical screening, legal process and the egg retrieval cycle itself.
5.What does the egg retrieval procedure feel like?
Intravenous sedation is generally utilized during the procedure for your comfort, so the procedure is generally painless. Most of our donors report that they feel no discomfort at all, while some girls may experience feeling of cramping on the day of the retrieval, which usually abates by the next day. The discomfort may last for days/weeks after because the ovaries may remain enlarged for some time.
6. Will donating eggs affect my fertility?
There is no current research states that egg donation will impact your future fertility. Please discuss any of your concerns regarding the egg donation procedure and/or medications with your physician.
7.What are the risks of egg donation?
As with all other medical treatments and procedures, there are always risks and possible side effects. The primary risk is a condition called Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS). However, the risk is relatively as rare as 1-3% of cases, and your physician will careful monitor your hormone level to avoid this possibility. Other common side effects that donors may or may not experience from the medications include headaches, mood swings, bloating, nausea, and/or temporary stinging where the injection was administered. At this time, there are no proven long-term risks from egg donation.
8. Am I responsible for cycle-related travel expenses?
No. Travel expenses are covered by intended parents. Flight fare will be paid by us and local transportation are reimbursed. Please discuss with your case coordinator for details.
9.Can I become an egg donor if I’m still a virgin and have not had sexual intercourse?
You are still eligible to donate your eggs even if you have not had sexual intercourse. But please keep in mind that the process would break the hymen, and most IVF doctors/clinics do not feel comfortable breaking the hymen. With that said, the chances of being matched are low.
10.Can I exercise during the donation process?
The IVF doctor would recommend donors not engaging in heavy and extensive exercise once begin stimulation hormones to avoid medical complications. The IVF doctor will advise when it’s okay to start exercising following the retrieval.
11. Will my insurance be billed for any of the medical appointments or medications?
No. All medical expenses related to the donation cycle are covered by the intended parents. An egg donor insurance will be purchased before you start injections to cover any complications that may occur.