Becoming an Egg Donor

Become an egg donor and earn up to $10,000

Thank you for your interest in becoming a egg donor. Your desire to help future parents to start a family through egg donation is a noble and generous thing. 

There are thousands of women that cannot become pregnant using their own eggs. The reasons for this vary from previous disease, chromosomal abnormalities, early menopause, premature ovarian failure, or simply poor egg quality. However, intended parents are able to conceive by using donor eggs from younger more fertile women through a process called in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Becoming an egg donor is a unique opportunity to help women fulfill their desire to become pregnant. Egg donors give intended parents the chance to have a gestational bond with their children and to have some knowledge and choice over their children’s underlying genetics. Giving the gift of a family will only take a small amount of your time but will provide a lifetime of satisfaction and happiness to your recipients.

In addition to the personal satisfaction you will get from helping to create family, you will receive the most competitive egg donor compensation for your inconvenience and time. Additionally, all of your expenses are paid by the recipients, including legal expenses and travel expenses for you and your companion.

You will find your experience with Los Angeles Egg Donation Center rewarding. Many donors refer their friends and family to us to become egg donors as well. Our agency compensates you for all other young women referred by you that qualify for our egg donation program.

We look forward to working with you on this extraordinary experience!

Apply or request more information

Please complete the form below to request more information about becoming an egg donor.

Requirements

  • Between the ages of 19 and 29
  • Physically and psychologically healthy
  • Have a BMI of 26 or below
  • Non-smoker
  • No excessive drinker
  • No drug user
  • No history of substance abuse
  • No criminal record

Egg Donor Compensation

Recognizing your unique credentials, our egg donors are compensated at a higher rate compared to most other egg donation agencies. First time donors are compensated for their time and inconvenience in the amount of $10,000. 

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine guidelines no longer recommend or require a $10,000 maximum donor payment for egg retrieval compensation. Los Angeles Egg Donation Center, recommends its donors to request compensation that realistically reflects the time and effort required for the egg donation process.

In addition to the donation fee, all of your expenses will be paid by the intended parents. Those costs include the physical evaluation, blood tests, medicine and clinic visits. Additionally, your legal fees for review of your agreement with the intended parents are paid in full. 

Should you need to travel to the recipient’s IVF clinic, travel costs for you and a companion are covered including hotel, airfare, meals, and transportation.

Donation Process

Once you are approved a an egg donor and matched with a recipient, you will undergo a medical evaluation with either a fertility specialist near you or with the recipient’s endocrinologist. The evaluation will entail some blood tests, a pelvic exam and a trans-vaginal ultrasound as well as a short psychological evaluation. Assuming the evaluation indicates satisfactory clinical ranges, your next menstrual period will usually become the starting date of your egg donor cycle.

On day 21 of your cycle, you will begin a series of oral and injectable medication, which you will take for approximately three weeks. The injections are small (subcutaneous) shots used to stimulate egg maturation within your ovaries. A nurse will demonstrate how to administer the shots to yourself.

During this time, you will also be scheduled for 30-minute regular appointments with an IVF specialist to monitor your progress on the medication and to ensure that your ovaries are being stimulated properly. You must reliably communicate with the IVF nursing staff to ensure that you have instructions on how much medication to take.

Depending on your recipient’s decision, you travel (with a spouse or companion) to the recipient’s fertility clinic several days before your scheduled retrieval. (Sometimes the recipient will travel to the IVF clinic nearest you). The actual egg retrieval procedure requires sedation administered through an IV. A vaginal probe guides a small needle through the vaginal wall to reach the ovaries and retrieve mature eggs. The IVF physician will retrieve between 10-20 mature eggs, which are donated to your recipient. The procedure takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Because of the sedation, you will need a ride home or to your hotel after the egg retrieval.

After the donated eggs are collected, they are combined with sperm in the IVF laboratory which will result in viable embryos. An appropriate number of the viable embryos will be transferred to the recipient’s uterus. Any remaining embryos may be frozen for a future transfer, donated for research or destroyed, depending on the recipient’s decision.

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