Donating At The World Egg Bank
You will arrive at The World Egg Bank (TWEB) at your specified time, dressed in a comfortable outfit of your choosing. Our donor coordinator, Andrea, will be there to greet you and have your final paperwork ready for you to complete. Once paperwork is completed, you will be brought back into the retrieval room, where Andrea and nurse Lisa will prepare you for the procedure. Our anesthesiologist will put you under twilight sedation, comparable to getting your wisdom teeth out.
Egg Retrieval Procedure
The procedure itself takes around 15-30 minutes and is minimally invasive; no incisions, no scaring. An ultrasound guided needle is inserted through the vaginal wall to retrieve the eggs. Once the procedure is over, you will be moved into a recovery room to rest before leaving. You will not be able to drive, so please have someone drive you to and from TWEB. If you are an out of state donor, we will arrange a driver for you. Upon leaving, you will receive a thank you bag for your generous donation, which includes your reimbursement check.
Recommended Post Care
When you arrive home or back to your hotel, we highly encourage you to rest for the remainder of the day. Feel free to sleep, binge watch Netflix, snack on your favorite food, and just enjoy the rest of the day. You might experience some minimal side effects similar to PMS, such as cramping, bloating, fatigue or nausea. Every donor is different and these vary person to person.
If you need anything following your donation or have questions or concerns, our team at TWEB is always available to assist you.