Why to become an egg donor?
The gift of life through egg donation is a truly valuable and honorable act of kindness that changes the lives of couples who couples who are struggling to start a family. Donating eggs has been described as one of the most powerful and rewarding decisions a woman can make, and we hope you choose to become an egg donor.
The process of donating
The egg donation process consists in several steps. First, the potential donor will have a medicalscreener. This screener normally will include a physical and gynecological exam,blood/urine tests and a psychological evaluation. Once you are medically cleared by the doctor after passing the screenings, but before you start stimulation medications, you will go through the legal process.As the contract has been signed, the donor will then be able to begin your medications, usually daily injections that are self-administered, for around 10 to 12 days which will stimulate your ovaries to produce and grow the eggs. Regular ultrasound scans will be used to determine the stage of your ovulation cycle.When the eggs are mature, she will return to the clinic for the egg retrieval, the retrieval can be performed under a mild sedative and normally takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
Who can be an egg donor?
If you are considering being an egg donor for someone, then these requirements would be important for you because most intendent parents and fertility clinics require egg donors to meet the following general qualifications:
- Be between the ages of 21-35. The upper limit reflects the fact that older women respond less well to fertility drugs. There is also a chance that an older woman’s eggs will be abnormal, making pregnancy less likely or increasing the risk of a birth defect.
- Be a non-smoker, non-drug user.
- Have regular monthly periods.
- Physically and emotionally healthy.
- Be willing to undergo medical and psychological evaluation.
- Be willing to take IVF injectable medication.
- Be height and weight compatible.
- No personal family history of inheritable disorders.