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What to Consider When Making an Egg Donation

Donating your eggs to help infertile couples build a family is a beautiful gift, but it does involve a time commitment and some potential emotional investment. Before you consider egg donation, you should do some research so you understand what is involved. That’s because donating eggs is not the same as, say, donating blood. There is an extensive preparation process that involves questioning and screening, such as psychological testing and genetic counseling. As the egg donor, you can expect to go through blood work, urine exams, physical exams, and discussions about your family and personal medical history.

What Does it Take to Be an Egg Donor?

There are multiple factors to consider before you determine you want to be an egg donor, especially because not every woman is eligible. Women who are the most desirable candidates will be well informed of what egg donation involves and what they can expect, not to mention they must meet stringent criteria to ensure they have high-quality eggs.

Women who decide to become egg donors must meet the follow criteria:

  • Age: Donors must be between the ages of 21 and 31.
  • Health: The egg donor must be in good physical and mental health with no family history of congenital disease.
  • Weight: Women who opt to donate their eggs must have a healthy body weight and normal body mass index (BMI).
  • No drug use: Donors must be drug-free and nonsmokers.
  • Availability: Egg donation is not a one-and-done appointment. Rather, women who choose to donate eggs must be available for 5 to 10 appointments with a fertility specialist.

Once you’ve passed the preliminary screening, you can’t just donate right then and there. Rather, it takes a few weeks to determine when you ovulate and boost your egg production prior to egg extraction. To learn more about the process of egg donation for egg donors, please click here.

Becoming an Egg Donor with Palm Beach Fertility Center

You can donate with a clinic like Palm Beach Fertility Center to make childbearing possible for parents-to-be who have fertility roadblocks. While it may seem like a complex process to donate your eggs, our fertility experts will provide the guidance you need to streamline the process and alleviate any of your concerns.

Are you considering helping someone become a parent and by donating your eggs? Contact us at Palm Beach Fertility Center today at (888) 819-5177. Patients are financially compensated for their donation after the egg retrieval procedure.