Egg Donor FAQ’S

1. What is the compensation for an Egg Donor?

A first-time donor compensation usually starts at $6,500 and after that it can go up to $10,000 for a very experienced and proven donor.

2. What are the requirements to be an egg donor?

    • Ages 18-30
    • Must be a non-smoker and no use of illegal drugs
    • Must have some College or post-secondary education 
    • Cannot have obtained any tattoos or body piercings, within the last 12 months 
    • Must be at a healthy weight
    • Commitment to our Mission

3. How long is the Egg Donation Procedure?

The Egg Donation procedure usually takes up to 2 -3 months.

4. How long is the selection process?

The selection process varies. It can be immediate to several months to years. It just depends on what type of donor the Intended Parent(s) are looking for at a particular time.

5. Will it affect my chances of having children in the future?

No, it will not affect your chances of having children in the future.

6. My tubes are tied; can I still donate?

Yes, you can still donate even if your tubes are tied. It does not affect your ovaries from releasing eggs.

7. Are there any risk to becoming an egg donor?

Your health is utmost important to us and Family Formers will never do or risk anything that would jeopardize it.

8. What are the medications I will be on?

You will be on low dosage birth control pills prior to the stimulation phase. Once stimulation phase starts, then you will be on gonal-f or follitism injections depending on your assigned protocol.

9. Are the medications safe?

Yes, they are safe to use for short periods of time.

10. Can I donate if I am on birth control?

Yes, you can still donate if you are on Birth Control. However, keep in mind, high dosage birth control pills and amount of time taken may affect your AMH level. In order to participate in our Egg Donor Program, your AMH level must be >3ng/ml.

11. How are the eggs retrieved?

You will be under general anesthesia to avoid discomfort during the egg retrieval procedure. The IVF specialist will use an ultrasound machine for guidance and will insert a needle through the back of the vaginal wall to retrieve the eggs. This procedure will take about 20-30 minutes. Recovery time varies from person to person but generally the experience of mild discomfort similar to menstrual cramps for a few days is normal.