Becoming an egg donor gives the gift of life to another family. Egg donation cycles are completely anonymous and donors are compensated for their time and effort. Learn more about the process below, and if becoming an egg donor is the right choice for you.
Egg Donor Qualifications
To ensure that donors are prepared for the commitment and physically able to participate, there are specific criteria and screenings in place. Our experienced team is here to guide you through the process of becoming an egg donor.
Between the ages of 21-30
BMI under 30
About The Egg Donor Process
Being an egg donor requires an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle in order to harvest eggs for recipients to use in future cycles. IVF cycles involves administering injectable hormone medications to grow multiple egg follicles at one time, as opposed to one single egg that develops to maturity in standard menstrual cycles. Donors are seen frequently over the course of one to two weeks to monitor follicular growth and the progress of the cycle. Once our physicians determine that egg follicles have reached an appropriate size, the egg retrieval will take place. An egg retrieval is a virtually painless procedure, where egg donors are put under a twilight anesthesia, and eggs are retrieved vaginally in the comfort of Sincera’s office. The day after the egg retrieval donors are instructed to rest, but are able to resume normal activities shortly after, not hindering your typical lifestyle.
All donors are compensated for their time and effort throughout the egg donor process. Donors receive $8,000 for each completed cycle. If previous egg donors refer a friend who gets selected as an egg donor, they will also receive a $500 referral bonus. Eligible donors are able to complete more than one cycle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does being an egg donor require surgery? Is it painful?
A: No, egg retrievals are done vaginally, without any incisions or difficult recovery. In fact, you are only under anesthesia for an estimated 30-60 minutes and are able to return home shortly after.
Q: How much of a commitment is it to become an egg donor?
A: Being an egg donor requires multiple office visits during the stimulation period, various testing, and flexibility in your schedule.
Q: Do I get paid right away?
A: The $8,000 compensation is given immediately after the completion of your egg retrieval.
Q: Do I pay for my office visits? Is this covered by insurance?
A: As a donor, all of your costs are paid for by your egg recipient and not processed by your insurance. You will not receive any bills, or have any visits submitted to your insurance during your time as an egg donor.