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Steps to Become an Egg Donor

Discover the Simple Steps to Become an Egg Donor and Help Build a Family

The steps to become an egg donor at our Connecticut fertility center make it easy for healthy, young women to begin the amazing experience of egg donation. Donating eggs can not only change the lives of the patients who receive these eggs, but also provides donors with a range of benefits. To help donors access these benefits, our experienced team guides them through each part of the process.

The steps to become an egg donor are an exciting opportunity for many women

Women interested in donating their eggs must complete a variety of steps. These steps help us ensure the woman is a good candidate for egg donation, both mentally and physically. Once approved to donate, the egg donation process can begin when the donor is ready to move forward.

  1. Application. Our online application helps us determine if a woman meets our egg donor requirements.
  2. Consultation. Following application approval, the woman has a consult with an egg donor coordinator at our Connecticut fertility center to discuss the specifics of egg donation.
  3. Matching. When patients request to match with the donor after reviewing her photos and donor profile, we facilitate the confirmation of the match.
  4. Psychological evaluation. The donor must complete a psychological evaluation with a mental health specialist and review the emotional aspects of donating eggs.
  5. Fertility and genetic screenings. A comprehensive screening allows us to determine the donor’s ovarian reserve, the status of her overall health, and if she is a carrier of various genetic conditions.
  6. Ovulation medications. Once the donor is medically cleared, she can begin taking medications that cause multiple eggs to grow and prevent ovulation.
  7. Egg retrieval. When enough of the donor’s eggs are mature, the doctor retrieves them during a short procedure.
  8. Significant compensation. Donors receive generous compensation for the time and commitment they give to the donor cycle.

These steps to become an egg donor are an enjoyable process for many donors, as they receive in-depth knowledge about their fertility and genetic health, in addition to new opportunities that come from extra income to support their own families and interests.

Egg donation helps donors plan for their own future families

The information donors receive about their fertility health can support them in making informed decisions about their future family planning. For example, if a woman learns that she’s a carrier for a certain genetic condition, she can ensure that her partner undergoes genetic carrier screening for that condition when they are ready to start a family together. A donor might also shift the timeline of her family planning after receiving information about her ovarian reserve.

While the results from some testing might be confusing to donors, the doctor at our Connecticut fertility center helps them thoroughly understand all the relevant information.

We encourage women interested in the altruistic act of egg donation to take one of the first steps to become an egg donor and fill out an application.

Contact us for more information about becoming an egg donor.