Egg donation is a wonderful gift to give a couple struggling to have children. You have the unique opportunity to make someone’s dream come true! Although the couple whose lives you touch will never forget your generosity, our program is anonymous so your privacy will be protected.
When are donor eggs used?
Donor eggs may be used when a woman’s chances for pregnancy are greatly reduced due to any of the following conditions:
- premature ovarian failure
- genetic abnormalities that may be passed on
- prior surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy
- repeated failure of IVF
- unexplained and repeated miscarriages
- advanced reproductive age
Becoming an egg donor
Egg donors are women who volunteer to donate eggs to infertile women. Donors must be 21 to 32 years old, non-smokers, in good health, and have no history of infertility, no significant medical problems, and no family history of hereditary disorders.
Egg Donor Process
If you are selected to be a donor, we will teach you how to give injections with a small needle just under the skin that stimulates your ovaries to create as many areas as possible for the development of eggs. You will be monitored with blood tests and ultrasounds of the ovaries every one to three days for approximately 10 weeks. The eggs will then be harvested via a needle inserted through the vagina and into the ovary. You will receive “twilight sleep” anesthesia for that procedure.
Egg donation involves a commitment in complying with medication and being prompt for appointments over a 2 week period. Compensation will be given for your time and effort.
If you are interested in being an egg donor, or if you have any questions about the process, please give us a call at (303) 321-7115 or send us an email.