Fun Facts on Egg Donation

An egg donor is an accountable, healthy, non-smoking woman between the ages of 21 and 28, of any ethnic and religious background, who is willing to donate her eggs to help someone else build their family.

This special lady donates a few of her eggs to a recipient who highly wishes to have a child but is incapable of generating eggs of her own. Or in some cases, the donation is made to a male(s) choosing to build a family without a female partner. An egg donor donates one of the most wonderful presents possible—the gift of possibly having a family.

Why do other women need donated eggs?

Women who cannot produce or use their own eggs need contributed eggs. Below are some of the reasons why:

  • Premature menopause
  • If the mother is carrier of a genetic disease which she does not want to pass to her offspring
  • Hormonal stimulation does not generate a positive ovarian response
  • Hysterectomy or partial hysterectomy
  • Previous sterility problems as a result of chemotherapy

Does egg donation affect my fertility or chance of having children in the future?

Are you worried about having your own kids one day? There are no long-term studies that link donating to infertility. Each woman is created with many eggs in her ovaries. Every month, a woman’s body releases a specific number of eggs. The egg donation procedure is only using the number of eggs the body would normally generate in a month.  The stimulation treatment given during the egg donation process is assisting to mature the donor’s eggs to hopefully be of high quality. Egg donations do not appear to have any long-term effects on sterility. The egg donor will be working with extremely qualified physicians who will take every step to ensure her health and safety. As you go through the donor process you learn about your own fertility & genetics.

Can someone donate after having a tubal ligation (tubes tied)?

Yes, the egg is removed from the donor’s ovaries so this is not an issue.

How many times can I donate with Egg Donor Solutions?

Our standards are set by ASRM and their guidelines. Therefore, six egg donation cycles is the most you can donate in your life-time.

Can the recipient couple or woman ever discover who I am?

Egg Donor Solutions usually facilitates unidentified egg donation matches. In these cases, our office will only discuss with the intended parents the information on your profile and photos. We don’t provide your name or contact details. However, there are now more recipients who are enthusiastic about open or semi-open cycles.  This is a personal choice you can make if you want to be in touch with the intended parents.

How many eggs does the common egg donor produce?

Most egg donors produce an average of 13-24 eggs. This number depends on the donor and how her body responds to the medications. As few as 5, or as many as 35 or more, eggs can be produced in each cycle.

We appreciate you & your wiliness to help create a family. To begin your journey as an egg donor fill out the online application https://eggdonorsolutions.com/prescreen-registration/

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