F.A.Q.’s when looking to become a Donor
What is the chance of a Recipient Couple achieving a pregnancy while using Egg Donation?
Generally a Couple has approximately a 75% chance of achieving a pregnancy with the help of a young, healthy Egg Donor.
Why should an Egg Donor work with an agency?
An agency offers a donor protection and guidance. Our staff has been in the field of third party reproduction for over 15 years. We can offer you the benefits of our years of experience. In addition, we offer you access to a large number of recipient couples thereby increasing your chance of being selected. We also guarantee that you will receive your expenses at the end of the cycle, because we collect all fees before you even begin medication. Moreover, we offer you our dedication and a promise to be professional and courteous at all times.
My tubes are tied, can I still be an Egg Donor?
Yes. The aspiration of your eggs occurs before the eggs are released by your body. There-fore it is irrelevant as to whether your tubes are tied or even if you only have one tube.
What is the time commitment for donors?
A typical time period for a donation involves several doctor appointments over 2-3 months. It takes a few weeks to coordinate and complete psychological and medical screening. Another few weeks are needed to coordinate your menstrual cycle with that of your Recipient Couple. The actual stimulation cycle lasts approximately 10 days. With that being said, please know that each case is unique. In the past, we have had cycles take as few as 6 weeks. In comparison, some cases have taken as long as 5 months as some of our Donors are students and we worked around their school classes and exams.
Will I undergo surgery? No. Your eggs will be retrieved vaginally. This involves the insertion of a flexible catheter through your vagina into your ovaries. The procedure is similar to a pap smear. However, you will be sedated or placed under general anesthesia. It is a requirement that someone attend the retrieval with you so they can assist you in returning home. Again, when distance allows, our coordinator will be with you at the retrieval.
Will I be able to have children after egg donation?
Yes. Your body has hundreds of thousands of eggs. A donor cycle can yield between 5 to 30 eggs. Many Donors donate multiple times and then have children of their own.