Frequently Asked 

 

 

Questions

About

Egg Donation

 

Secure Your Fertility

Diversity Fertility Services offers each Egg Donor that participates in our Program the opportunity to preserve her fertility.

 

Is there any cost to me?

No. The Intended Parents pay for all affiliated expenses including

all medical costs, insurance, attorney fees, travel expenses and

your Egg Donor compensation.

Is Egg Donation Anonymous? 

Yes. The process is anonymous and your information is get

confidential (read our Notice of Privacy). The Intended Parents

view an anonymous profile where your contact and identifying

information cannot be seen. When an Intended Parent selects

you, they select your assigned ID. Please select on your Application 

that you wish to be an Anonymous Egg Donor. 

What if I wish to do a known egg donation? 

You can be a Known Donor if you choose. Occasionally our program will have Intended Parents that prefer

to know their Donor but only if the Donor is agreeable to a known

donation. Please indicate on your Application if you wish to be known donor. A consultation with one of our experienced Program Managers will be scheduled to explain the process and discuss what it means to be both anonymous Donor and a known Donor. Ultimately, the decision is yours.

How long will the egg donation process take? 
Once an egg donor is matched the process is typically quite short, 
approximately 4 - 8 weeks. However, before beginning a cycle, an egg donor must be “selected” and this may be immediate or takes several months.

Will I miss school or work?
Most appointments are scheduled for early in the morning so as an egg donor you will have as little disruption to your schedule. The retrieval day will require an entire missed day. Most egg donors return to school or work the following day. Due to the time sensitive nature of the procedures, it is most important that an egg donor recognize the level of responsibility required in making and keeping appointments.

How much compensation is paid to egg donors?
Egg donors are paid for their time and dedication to the egg donation process. Egg donor fees vary by region and prior egg donation experience. Those who have exceptional qualities or advanced degrees may be paid higher compensations.

What are the medications I must take? 
A physician will determine what medications will be given. Over the course of approximately 10 -14 days weeks, an egg donor will self-inject three different hormones. The first will prevent ovulation. The second hormone medication is responsible for the production of follicles (hence eggs). Lastly, a hormone medication will be given to mature the eggs and induce ovulation.

Are the medications I take safe?
The medications taken for fertility treatment and egg donation are used throughout the United States and the world. This widespread use is the result of rigorous testing for effectiveness and safety by the scientific community and the FDA here in the USA.

Will I be able to have children after egg donation?
Yes. A normal female has a pool of about 400,000 immature eggs called follicles by the time of puberty. From these, only 400,000 will reach maturity and be ovulated. This leaves approximately 399,600 unused. By ovarian stimulation, we develop extra eggs that would otherwise be destroyed. This explains why the normal pool of ovarian follicles is not depleted by egg donation.

Can I donate eggs if my tubes are tied?
Yes. The aspiration of eggs occurs before the eggs are released by ovaries.

What if I am on birth control?
It is fine to be using birth control pills or other forms of contraceptives such as an IUD or Nuvo Ring. However, we cannot accept egg donors using Depo-Provera Injections as a form of birth control.

How do I give myself injections? 
Each egg donor receives instruction on how to self-administer the daily injections. All injections are subcutaneous (under the skin), so they are easy to self-administer. The syringes used have a very small needle and are usually well tolerated by the egg donor.

Will I undergo surgery? 
No. Eggs are retrieved vaginally. There is no surgical cut. For the egg donor's comfort, the procedure is preformed under IV sedation. It is required that the egg donor have a companion to take her home as she is not allowed to drive after the egg retrieval.

What are the risks?

The primary risk is Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS). This is relatively rare as careful monitoring is done by a fertility specialist. Symptoms include weight gain and extreme bloating. During screening with a physician, inquire about all risks and potential side effects of the medications and medical procedures. Egg Donor Medications & Risks.

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