Become an Egg Donor
By choosing to become an egg donor you play a crucial role in helping aspiring parents build their families. At Oma Fertility, we not only appreciate your generosity but also compensate you with $8k-$12k for your dedication and effort.
What are the Requirements for Egg Donation?
Egg Donor Requirements
Age between 21-30
No history of smoking or drug use
Body Mass Index of less than 30
No genetic diseases in the family
Regular menstrual cycles
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Understanding the Egg Donor Process
ScreeningAfter you complete the egg donor application, our clinical staff will review your details. If you meet our egg donation requirements, we'll reach out to discuss your medical and lifestyle history in more detail.
Meet with your clinical teamNext, you'll have a detailed meeting with our dedicated clinical team at one of our comfortable and convenient Oma Fertility locations. They will guide you through the entire egg donor process, explain the necessary clinical steps, and conduct all required lab tests. With their expertise, they ensure you're well-prepared and comfortable leading up to the egg retrieval procedure.
Egg retrieval procedureAfter completing the prescribed medication regimen, we will schedule the egg retrieval procedure at our clinic. This process, which generally lasts about 30-40 minutes, involves the safe and careful collection of your eggs. The recovery period varies from person to person, but most of our egg donors can return home by the following day.
How long does the egg donation process take?
Once the screening process is complete, the egg donation cycle takes about 12-14 days. The cycle includes about 10-14 days of medications and ends with egg retrieval. Egg retrieval is a quick, 30-minute, outpatient procedure done under IV sedation. Patients return to their home (if local) or hotel the same day and can travel the next day (if home is not local).
What are the possible side effects and risks of egg donation?
It is important to note that side effects are extremely variable from person to person. In general, egg donation does have potential side effects. Possible symptoms from the medication taken prior include bloating, abdominal pain and swelling, breast tenderness, and moodiness. The egg retrieval procedure is guided by transvaginal ultrasound, and while serious complications are quite rare, they can include bleeding, internal organ damage, and infection.
Can I still work and/or go to school? (What should I avoid?)
The short answer is yes. There are few restrictions when undergoing egg donation. The most critical thing is keeping on schedule with required medications leading up to the procedure.
What medications will I have to take during the egg donation process?
Donors will take birth control prior to the cycle start for timing purposes. Once their cycle starts, they will take injectable medications for 10-14 days. They will also receive some medications during the egg retrieval procedure through their IV administered by anesthesia. Your physician will outline the full regimen with you in more detail during your first visit.
Will becoming an egg donor impact my ability to have children in the future?
No. Except in rare circumstances where uncommon side effects result from the egg retrieval process, donating will have no impact on future fertility.
Can I donate eggs more than once?
Yes. Assuming all goes well during your first donation, you are welcome to do it again. Future donations can be quicker because you’ve already been through the initial screening process.