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Egg Donation Process for Donors

Learn More About How You Can Help Others Conceive By Donating Your Eggs

At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we are proud to help couples achieve their goal of building a family. Without egg donors, many couples would be left without hope for starting their own family. That’s what makes your decision to donate eggs worthwhile and admirable. Throughout the egg donation process, you may have questions about your eligibility, what is involved in preparing for the retrieval of your eggs, and how much you will be compensated for your donation. Rest assured, our staff at Palm Beach Fertility Center will guide you throughout the process to put your mind at ease and ensure your egg donation process is a fulfilling experience.

How to Become an Egg Donor

There are minimum qualifications you must meet to become an egg donor. Please review the following criteria before proceeding. Egg donor qualifications are important to ensure the eggs are of high quality. Donors must be:

  • Between the ages of 21 and 31
  • Physically and psychologically healthy
  • Within a BMI range of 19-29 (not under-or overweight)
  • Free of STIs within the last 12 months
  • Nonsmokers
  • Non-drug users and no history of substance abuse
  • Not using psychoactive drugs
  • Free from inheritable genetic disorders
  • Willing to take injections
  • Ready to submit to fertility, medical, genetic, and psychological evaluations
  • Dependable

What Happens When You Donate Eggs?

Once approved, egg donors go through about 6 weeks of treatment administered by our fertility specialist to ensure proper egg retrieval. Egg donors are matched with prospective parents and thoroughly evaluated before starting the egg donation cycle. To start the egg donation cycle, both the egg donor and the intended recipient will be put on oral contraceptives to synchronize both their menstrual cycles, if a fresh egg donation is intended. Those who donate frozen eggs do not have to take this step.

Once the egg donor is on the 3rd week of her menstrual cycle, she will be prescribed daily self-injections of fertility-stimulating hormones to be administered for 7 to 14 days. Every day, she will be monitored to measure egg follicle growth through blood tests and vaginal sonograms. When the mature follicles are ready for retrieval, the donor is given an injection of HCG to prepare her ovaries to release the eggs.

Next, the egg retrieval process from the donor occurs. To ensure the donor’s comfort, she will be given a light IV sedative. Dr. Mark Denker will use ultrasound guidance to pass a needle through the vagina wall to retrieve the eggs. This short procedure lasts 30 minutes or less. Donors can return to their normal daily activities after retrieval.

Palm Beach Fertility Center thanks egg donors for their very noble, generous act of helping others fulfill their dreams of parenthood. If you are interested in egg donation in Palm Beach, contact us today at (888) 819-5177.

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Anyone trying to conceive without success knows that infertility can consume your life. Dr. Mark Denker, M.D., R.E., and the compassionate team at Palm Beach Fertility Center understand that nothing matters more to you than building a family. We devote ourselves to helping resolve infertility with individualized care that produces optimal results.

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