FAQs about Egg Donation
Frequently Asked Questions for Donors
Bloating, moodiness, sensitivity and, in very small number of cases, OHSS (Ovarian
Donors with tattoos and piercings are eligible, however (due to the risk of infectious diseases), Egg Donors must wait 6-12 months after receiving a tattoo or body piercing before they can undergo egg donation.
Egg Donors are expected to refrain from engaging in strenuous exercise from the time they begin stimulation hormones through a couple of weeks after the retrieval to avoid any medical complications.
Egg Donors can take birth control pills, must remain off Depo Provera for several months before they can donate. Mirena IUD’s & Norplant implants are not compatible with egg donation and will need to be removed. Copper IUD’s (non-hormonal) will not interfere with the process and can remain in place.
Because choosing an egg donor is an extremely personal decision, the time period for a donor to be matched with the right family varies. It can happen as quickly as the same day. It may take a month or more. This is a very emotional process for the recipients and they are always looking at donor profiles for their perfect donor.
The calendar for egg donation cycles depends on availability and the timing of yours & the recipient’s menstrual cycle. For these reasons, a cycle can take place from a few weeks to two months or more.
First time donors earn $5,000 compensation to start. We do offer an incentive for repeat donors. Conceptions Center is responsible for reporting donor compensation to the Internal Revenue Service. You will receive an IRS Form 1099. It is the sole responsibility of the donor to include the form 1099 when reporting income to the IRS. If you are participating with an out-of-state/area cycle, you will receive reasonable travel expenses (airfare for you & a companion, hotel, taxi/shuttle service and Non-Accountable/$50 per overnight stay as Flat Rate Per Diem Meal Expenses).
Conceptions Center follows American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) guideline of a maximum of 6 donations per individual egg donor. This is to limit the number of genetically related children that may meet as adults, and to protect the health of the egg donor as well.
Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Parents
This can vary, depending on your egg donor selection however - you can expect the total cost (including clinic fees) to range between $28,000 - $35,000 for a fresh cycle.
This depends on what kind of treatment you have chosen. A typical fresh donor egg cycle with fresh sperm is around 10-12 days. The shortest treatment would be for patients who have sent frozen sperm in advance or are using donor sperm and are just traveling for the embryo transfer, or patients who may be receiving frozen eggs or planning a embryo transfer with previously frozen embryos. Most patients are to do their monitoring before traveling and arrive 1-2 days before the expected donor egg retrieval, and leave 2-3 days after the embryo transfer.
Payments are done using wire transfers (through your bank or TransferWise). For US patients, a cashiers check is also accepted.
Yes. The recommendation is to rest for 48 hours after the embryo transfer before you fly home. It is considered to be completely safe for travel during the 2 weeks following a transfer. You’ll want to stay very hydrated and be avoid lifting or carrying anything over 10 pounds.
In most cases, you can schedule your HCG test for 10 – 12 days after your embryo transfer.
We will provide you with a list of important dates (additional testing and medication instructions) for your local OB/GYN who will be taking over your care.
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