Every month you normally release up to 100 eggs that your body won’t use. When you donate, we “rescue” 15 to 20 of these microscopic one-cell eggs and mix them in a laboratory with sperm for fertilization. Most of the eggs fertilize to create embryos, and we then place these in the recipient’s uterus to create a pregnancy.
Deciding to DonateBecoming an egg donor begins as an emotional decision to give a part of yourself to an egg recipient in need. As you think about becoming an egg donor you might consider these factors:
- Am I qualified to donate an egg? Am I "healthy" enough? Learn about Egg Donor Qualifications.
- How much financial compensation do I receive? Learn more in our Compensation section.
The Medical Process
- What’s the process for donating my egg? What am I required to do? How long will it take? Answer these questions and more by learning about Our Medical Process.
- Are there risks associated with donating an egg? Learn about them in our Risks page.
The Emotional Experience
- What will my friends and family think of my choice to donate? How will I feel about the process? Explore these questions as you learn about The Egg Donor Experience.