Donor FAQs

First-time donor compensation usually starts at $6,800 and after that it can go up to $10,000 for a very experienced and proven donor.

  • Age 19-32
  • Non-smoker and no use of illegal drugs
  • Have some college or post-secondary education 
  • Cannot have obtained any tattoos or body piercings, within the last 12 months 
  • Healthy body weight
  • Commitment to our mission 

The egg donation procedure usually takes up to 2 -3 months once you are matched with the intended parents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

During the egg retrieval procedure, you will be under general anesthesia to avoid discomfort. 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 is similar to menstrual cramps.