How Do I Become An Egg Donor
Change lives by donating with Eggceptional Fertility.
Become An Egg Donor
How do I become an egg donor? Donating with Eggceptional Fertility is a generous and rewarding experience. Choosing to donate your eggs is a compassionate decision that will forever change a family’s life for the better, while also providing a financial boost to help you achieve your own dreams. Our donors are changing lives and building new family legacies, which is a truly priceless experience.
We are seeking accomplished, compassionate donors to help our intended parents along their journey to parenthood. Our donors want to change the world for the better and are happy to give a little bit of themselves to make that happen. We treasure our donors for the generous, altruistic people they are! Are you ready to join them?
Great egg donor candidates are compassionate young women who are physically and mentally healthy, with strong academic and extracurricular achievements. There are some additional requirements to protect the health and safety of our donors and future families, which you can find here.
At Eggceptional Fertility, we support our donors at every step of the process. From filling out your application to matching with the perfect intended parents, we will answer your questions, provide emotional support, and make your experience as seamless as possible.
We are thrilled that you are considering egg donation – we love helping our donors through this rewarding and life-affirming experience. The first step to becoming an egg donor and making a family’s dream come true is to complete our donor application. We carefully review each and every application we receive to find exceptional candidates who are motivated by the desire to help others. If you are that person, then we will schedule your personal interview to get to know you and your story! If you have any questions during this process, we encourage you to call us anytime. We look forward to being your guide during this incredible and exciting experience.
We are thrilled that you are considering egg donation – we love helping our donors through this rewarding and life-affirming experience.
Expert Guidance Through the Egg Donation Process
We know egg donation can seem complicated, but we’re experts at guiding our donors through the process. We’re here to provide clear information, expert guidance, and encouragement along the way! We view our donors as part of our family, and we love helping them grow through this wonderfully rewarding journey.
You can learn more about the egg donation process here, or contact us to chat!
Egg Donor Compensation
Donating your eggs is a great opportunity to change someone’s life while also helping to secure your own dreams. Whether it’s paying off your student loans, saving for a home or family of your own, or making that big move, the financial compensation from egg donation is designed to thank you for your time, effort, and generosity by helping you achieve your personal goals. On top of that, the knowledge that you helped someone start or grow their family is truly priceless.
Egg donor compensation depends on many different factors, including experience and your location. We always determine compensation on a case-by-case basis, as each donor is unique. In most cases, compensation ranges from $8,000-$10,000. However, donors with exceptional traits and achievements can receive more. In addition to this compensation, remember that you will never have to pay any out of pocket costs to be an egg donor–the intended parents will cover all expenses for travel, insurance, and any other related costs. We will go over all these details with you in our personal interview, so you can feel fully comfortable and informed.
Egg Donor FAQs
Common questions from women interested in becoming egg donors.
Egg donation helps those who are unable to become parents on their own.
People choose egg donation for many reasons. Some are struggling with infertility, others are same-sex couples or single individuals. Intended parents come from many different backgrounds and ethnicities all around the world.
It’s important to understand that egg donation timelines vary. While there is no guarantee you will be chosen as an egg donor, it is possible to be chosen within days of being accepted into our program. Some intended parents also require a gestational surrogate. This means that even after you are matched, there can be a waiting period while your intended parents are being matched with a surrogate. Although the donation itself lasts only 3-4 weeks, commitment to the process is typically 2-3 months. Please keep in mind that these are average timelines and that no two egg donation arrangements are the same.
Most of our clinics allow an egg donor to participate in an egg donation up to six times. However, we can only rematch you if the previous donation resulted in a pregnancy or a successful retrieval.
All egg donors must meet the following requirements:
- Between 20-29 years of age (up to 31 for experienced donors)
- Body Mass Index (BMI) lower than 28 (calculate your BMI here)
- No more than one occurrence of the same cancer in family history (except non-genetic cancers, such as leukemia and lung)
- No heart disease under age 55 in family history
- No psychiatric hospitalizations
- Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen (Women living in Canada must have their egg retrieval done at a clinic in the United States to earn compensation)
- Some education beyond after high school i.e. enrolled in college, college classes, certification programs, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, PhD.
- Applicants of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply
- Must be comfortable with giving yourself daily injections
- Must answer all detailed family health history questions thoroughly
If you feel that you meet the above requirements, please click here to complete the online application.
Yes, if you know your biological family’s health history. Unfortunately, if your adoption was closed you may not be able to provide us with all of the necessary medical information.
Yes, but it depends on the form of birth control you are using. Acceptable forms of birth control include birth control pills, the nuva ring, the patch, and non-hormonal IUDs. If you have a hormonal IUD, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have it removed upon matching with IPs.
If you are currently using Implanon or Depo-Provera for birth control you will need to switch to one of the acceptable forms listed above and have at least three menstrual cycles before applying to become a donor.
Always remember to consult your OB/GYN before making any decisions about changing your contraceptive.
For further information on this, email us.
We work with intended parents who have chosen clinics throughout the United States. Where you travel will depend on the IVF clinic chosen by the intended parents. This is where you will most likely travel to twice. We will disclose that information prior to matching, so you will be aware of where you will be traveling. We can certainly try and match you only locally, but that will decrease your chances of being chosen as an egg donor and limit you to those couples working with an IVF center in your area.
The matching for each process is the same and you are able to review a redacted profile for the intended parents, as they are able to view yours.
Anonymous Donation: You would not have open contact or communication with the couple or single to whom you agree to donate. The contract would use only first names, and all information is exchanged through our agency. We ask that you keep our agency informed of all changes in your health history and keep your contact information up to date.
Semi-Known Donation: You donate your eggs and limit the amount of information that is shared. For example, you can decide that you don’t want to exchange information but may want to meet in person at our office.
Known Donation: We can set up communication between all parties, and you can carry on the relationship to your agreed upon level of comfort. For example, you can meet and exchange information to be in touch in the future, if necessary, or can form a relationship and have consistent contact. Our social workers will discuss this further and answer any questions in your screening.
Our first-time donors generally receive a fee of $7,000 whereas experienced and successful donors will receive a higher fee. It can also vary based on certain characteristics (donors of certain decents, and other donor types that are harder to find such as a professional degree, etc. can, in some cases, request a higher fee.)
Donor compensation ranges from $7,000 to $10,000+. Speak with your donor coordinator to discuss what works best for you.
Medications are used to coordinate cycles, suppress ovulation, stimulate follicles, and to trigger release of eggs. Examples of these include birth control pills, Lupron, Ganirelix, Follistim, Gonal-F, Menopur and HCG. These may be used in different combinations depending on the clinic and physician and some of the medications can be known by various names.
Most women experience little to no complications. You can experience minor discomfort after the procedure, or symptoms associated with your natural cycles, such as headaches, moodiness, or cramping. There have been a very small number of extreme cases of hyper stimulation. Although it has never happened in our program, there is a need to disclose that there have been very rare and extremely limited cases.
No relationship between egg donation and future fertility has been established, although research is continuing. Egg donation does not deplete your ovarian reserve. Each month you release a number of eggs, but only one comes to maturity. The hormones administered in the donation process stimulate more than one to reach maturity. Women in their 20’s have hundreds of thousands of viable eggs.
“Surrogacy is a very dedicated and rewarding journey for everyone involved. Jennifer and her team made the process much, much easier. They are very kind, welcoming and professional. They work very hard to make sure everything is lined up when its needed. If there ever was an issue that needed to be addressed; she was on top of it immediately. She even came with me to one of my appointments, so I didn’t have to go alone. I have made very good friends with the intended parents along the way. I have chosen to do surrogacy again with the Eggceptional Fertility to help another family that is in need. I would highly recommend this group of ladies to anyone and everyone who is interested. I could not have done it without them.”
“Jennifer and her team are some of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the joy to work with and know! They are always incredibly kind, very accommodating, and proactive if there’s an issue to address. However, with Eggceptional Fertility, problems rarely, if ever, arise. I’ve chosen to do multiple donor cycles with Eggceptional Fertility, and I could not be happier to have such a wonderful group facilitate such vital procedures. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping loving couples achieve their dreams. Whether you are a donor like myself or an intended parent, you are in terrific hands!”
“I’ve had such an amazing time working through this donation. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone besides the Eggceptional Fertility. Everything was handled so quickly, and I felt taken care of. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into me and the intended parents.”
“After learning more about donating my eggs and finishing my first cycle, I can honestly say that I am very grateful for my experience with Eggceptional Fertility. As a full time student, I appreciate how accommodating they were to my time and schedule. I attribute the success of my donation to the personal relationships I made with the Eggceptional Fertility They genuine cared for my well being and I cannot thank them enough for their kindness from start to finish.”
“My husband and I are very happy with our experience with Eggceptional Fertility. We were devastated when we learned that I suffer from a condition called Premature Aging of the Eggs and that the chances of me conceiving were almost nonexistent. Jennifer and her staff made our experience comfortable and stress free. We can’t begin to express our gratitude to Jennifer and her staff for making our dreams a reality. We are thrilled to say we are expecting our twins December.”