Egg Donor Process
The Egg Donation Process for Egg Donors
The Egg Donor Process
With egg donation, a donor is prescribed medications to stimulate egg production. The eggs are then retrieved from the donor and fertilized with the sperm of the intended father or a sperm donor. A fertilized egg, or embryo, is then transferred to the intended mother or surrogate to achieve pregnancy.
1. INITIAL APPLICATION
If you meet the initial egg donor requirements, you can submit a donor application here. The application will ask about your health history, your family’s health history, and other questions to determine if you are a good candidate for donation.
2. PERSONAL INTERVIEW
We review every application we receive. If we think you are a good fit for Eggceptional Fertility, we will reach out to schedule a personal interview. This is also your opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about the egg donation process.
3. CREATE A DONOR PROFILE
Once you are accepted as an Eggceptional donor, we will create your donor profile with the information you provided. This is how intended parents will see you on our donor database. Our donor profiles include baby and childhood photos, family photos, and even a video introduction for intended parents to view.
4. LEGAL AGREEMENTS
Once you’ve been chosen by the intended parents, they will sign our agency agreement and send funds to begin the egg donation process. You will also be required to sign a legal agreement between you and the intended parents once you’ve been medically cleared.
5. EGG DONOR SCREENING
You will receive a complete medical exam at the intended parents’ fertility clinic. This usually involves a physical exam, including blood tests and genetic testing. You will also complete a psychological evaluation via Telehealth.
6. EGG PRE-TRANSFER
Once you have been medically cleared, you will start birth control medication to regulate your cycle. You will then be given medications to optimize the production of eggs.
7. EGG RETRIEVAL
Once the eggs have matured, you will go to the fertility clinic for the egg retrieval. After administering light anesthesia, the doctor will retrieve the eggs with a simple procedure, which only takes about 20-30 minutes. You will need someone to drive you home after the retrieval. Most donors are able to resume their normal activities within a day or two.
Egg donation is a wonderful, generous way to help intended parents experience pregnancy and build their family. If you’re interested in helping a family’s dreams come true, apply today!