If you’re considering donating your eggs, chances are you’ve already given it some pretty serious thought. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have a few more questions about the nitty gritty details. We don’t blame you! With something as personal as egg donation, you should have as much as information as possible when making the decision.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Will egg donation get in the way of me having a family later on?
There is no evidence to suggest that donating eggs has a negative effect on ovarian reserve or impairs future fertility. Every month a small number of eggs are activated from the reserve pool. The egg donation process utilizes only those eggs that have been activated during the particular month.
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Will my egg recipient know who I am?
Recipients review only basic information, such as physical characteristics, ethnicity, health history, and other non-identifying information. If you want, you can provide a baby or adult photo.
How long will the process take?
The screening portion can take 30 days, and the egg donation cycle should last about two weeks.
How much do I get paid?
On average, women get about $8,000 each time they donate their eggs.
Can I donate more than once?
You can donate a total of six times, and you may be eligible to start another cycle immediately after your next period.
I know I have to take medication – are there side effects?
It is common for women to experience symptoms similar to their menstrual cycles. The injectable hormones you take are similar to the ones your body makes naturally. At your first clinic visit, a doctor will review any possible side effects.
Will I have to miss work or class to do this?
Maybe one or two days – first, for the initial clinic visit to determine eligibility, and second, for the day of the egg retrieval. You’ll be under light sedation that day, so you’ll want to rest at home after your short procedure.
Can I do this with a friend?
Of course. If you both get approved at the same time, you will likely begin treatment around the same time (depending on your cycles). You can also refer a friend, and if she donates, you get paid for the referral.
If you are a young, healthy woman between 21 and 31 years old, contact Ovatures at 973.656.2876 today.