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Become an Egg Donor

Egg Donors

Donor’s FAQ

Who can be an Egg Donor?

Egg Donors are healthy young women of any ethnic decent between 18 – 32 years old. Donors who are studying towards a tertiary qualification or have already obtained one are highly sought after. Donors and Intending parents are matched according to similar characteristics and body features.

Why become an egg donor?

Thousands of couples all over the world long to have a family but due to infertility are unable to have the child that they desire. It is only through the kind and generous decision of an egg donor that these families are given the chance to have a child of their own.

How long does the egg donation process take?

A typical egg donation process takes about 10-16days from the start of the fertility medication to the day of retrieval. Once a donor is matched they will have to undergo a range of medical screening and a follicle count scan. Then the synchronisation of both recipient and egg donors menstrual cycle is co-ordinated. Overall, it takes approximately 3 months to co-ordinated the whole process from the day you are matched to the day of your actual donation.

Do I have to be on a contraceptive to donate?

The answer is yes. As we need to make sure you don’t fall pregnant during the donation process and also to regulate your natural cycle.

What about if I was on “the injection?

If you were on Depo Provera you are expected to come off the injection (let the cycle run out) and have two full natural cycles before going on to the contraceptive pill.

What will I experience during the procedure?

This experience is different for each donor but the majority tolerate it well. You may experience mood swings, breast tenderness or mild nausea while on the medication. In addition some discomfort may be experienced with the injections and following the egg retrieval. You may also experience abdominal bloating after the retrieval but these symptoms resolve within 48hrs to seven days.

Will I know who receives my eggs and would she know anything about me?

The donation of eggs in our programme is completely anonymous unless arranged otherwise. The recipient would not know your identity but would know your physical characteristics and any pertinent details of your medical and family history. After the procedure, you may choose if you would like to be informed of the outcome and any child resulting from the procedure would be the legal child of the couple.

How are the eggs retrieved?

Once your follicles have matured, you will undergo either a general anaesthetic or deep sedation. The eggs will be retrieved vaginally through needle aspiration. The egg retrieval process takes approximately 15-20min. Once it is over you will be monitored in hospital and will be discharged upon Doctors approval. During the process, someone from Traveling Donors will be there to assist and comfort you.

Can I still have children after being an egg donor?

Yes, an egg donor cycle yields only between 10-15 eggs and a womans body has the potential to produce over forty thousand eggs. Thousands of donors donate more than once and still go on to have healthy families of their own.

Who pays my medical bills?

All costs pertaining to medical screening are funded by the intending parent couple.

How many eggs can I expect to donate?

The average egg donor will produce between 10-15 eggs per donation cycle.

For how long am I supposed to take medication?

You can expect to be on injection for between 10-12 days.

How are donors compensated?

Please note that it is illegal under international law to buy or sell body parts. You will thus NOT be paid for your eggs (oocytes) but donors are compensated for their time, commitment, general discomfort and generosity. The level of compensation that a donor will receive will depend on the number of successful previous donations and the length of time a donor will be away from her home country.

How many times can I donate?

Medically it has been advised by IVF specialist that donors who have not yet started their own families can donate between 5-7 times.

Why work with Traveling Donors?

Traveling Donors provides our donors with as much information as possible. If you are matched, you decide if you would like to donate to the couple who has selected you. You also have a choice whether you want to know if your donation resulted in a successful pregnancy. We at Traveling Donors promise to: Always be professional, to treat our donors with the respect and compassion they deserve and to always have their best interests at heart.