Thank you for your interest in our egg donor program. Becoming an egg donor will require sincere dedication of your time and energy, but the emotional rewards from helping a recipient couple are immeasurable. We will make sure that you always feel comfortable contacting us with questions or concerns you may have and we will guide you step-by-step through the entire process. Rest assured, we work with some of the world’s best fertility specialists so you will be in good hands donating through Golden Egg Donation Inc.
Compensation: Generally starting from $9k and up.
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To qualify for the egg donor program:
-You must be between the ages of 18-29.
-You must be in good health
-Your BMI (body mass index) must not exceed 27.
-You must be drug and cigarette free
-You must not have any significant medical issues
-You must be dependable and have access to reliable transportation.
Know that you will NOT be a surrogate and your participation will be limited to stimulating and donating a small number of the eggs.
Once we have received your initial submission form and you qualify, we will contact you and send you a profile form (usually via E-mail) that will request further details about yourself, your personality, goals, likes, dislikes and your medical history for you and your family. We will also require a varied selection of photos of yourself (including childhood to the most recent) and family. Upon completion and return of the profile form and pictures, we will meet with you, get to know you better and discuss any more questions or concerns you might have. After our meeting, we will begin showing your profile to recipients who might be interested in using you as their donor. All contact information will be kept strictly confidential.
Upon being selected you will then proceed with:
-A psychological assessment.
-A genetic screening.
-An attorney consultation to review contracts.
-A medical screening.
**All fees are paid for by the recipient.
After you are medically cleared, your cycle will be set up with the doctor and nurse coordinator. Over the course of about a month you will be required to:
-Attend approximately 8-10 doctor appointments (every time you have a doctor visit, your blood will be drawn and a vaginal ultrasound will be performed).
-Give yourself daily injections of medication that will stimulate the growth and maturity of more eggs.
-Always be accessible by phone so the doctor’s office or this agency can reach you to relay important information or instructions regarding your cycle.
-Remain sexually abstinent while on stimulation shots (you will be EXTREMELY FERTILE and could become pregnant with multiples).
During your cycle, any side effects are similar to typical P.M.S. symptoms and might include bloating, headaches, mild fatigue and irritability. At the end of your cycle a trigger injection will be given to prepare the eggs ready for retrieval. During the actual retrieval procedure, you will be put under light anesthesia and a needle will be carefully inserted vaginally into your ovaries. The eggs will then be safely retrieved. The entire procedure takes around thirty minutes and you feel nothing while it takes place. Afterwards, you might feel some bloating and cramping, but symptoms can subside anywhere from a day after the procedure to the beginning of your next menstrual period, which should arrive within two weeks.
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Though the chance of any problem arising is very low, as with any medical procedure, there are risks involved in egg donation. It is important that you are aware of these risks so you can make an informed decision regarding egg donation.
The risks a donor encounters during the egg donation process mainly relate to complications during anesthesia, infection and excessive ovarian response (“hyperstimulation”) to the fertility drugs. The chance of a terrible complication from the anesthesia, such as stroke, aspiration or death, has been calculated to be approximately 1 in 20,000. The risk of an infection following the egg retrieval has been reported to be 1 per 1,000 in medical literature. The risk of hyperstimulation, known as OHSS, where fluid retention and swelling of the ovaries, is one per hundred (1%). In mild OHSS, you may have abdominal pain, pressure and swelling. This should go away after your next period. In moderate OHSS, you may require careful monitoring, bed rest and pain medication. Severe OHSS is rare but can cause serious medical complications, including blood clots, kidney failure, fluid build-up in the lungs, and shock. In rare cases, hospitalization is necessary and the condition can be life-threatening. One or both of your ovaries may have to be removed. The risk of OHSS decreases after the eggs are retrieved.
If you show signs of OHSS before the eggs are ready to be retrieved, the doctor may decide that it is too risky for you to keep taking the hormones. You must stop using the medication and the cycle will be canceled.
Concerning links to cancer such as breast or ovarian, there has been no indication of problems for donors to date, but the period of observation has been relatively short (since 1989). A multi-center study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health is underway to address this question specifically and thus far the results are reassuring. However, we won’t be able to say for sure that there are absolutely no long term health risks for quite some time.
Once again, if you have any questions or concerns, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.