Becoming an egg donor is an opportunity to give someone else a way to realize the dream of becoming a parent. Many infertile couples and individuals need the help of donated eggs in order to have a family. With your help their dream can become a reality. Besides the genuine feeling of satisfaction you will get for helping another human being, you will also be compensated for your time and selfless generosity.
You will be a part of a skilled team of physicians and clinical staff with the same mission. All of your care from start to finish throughout your egg donation process is managed by our team of doctors and nurses. You will never be referred to an outside facility for your care. Above all, we are committed to making your experience positive and rewarding. If you’re interested in becoming an egg donor, start by filling out this questionnaire. Upon completion, you will receive an email with further information.
Why Become an Egg Donor
Donating your eggs is one of the most personal, generous, and meaningful gifts you can give. Accordingly, many women who choose this path do so to ease the struggle for those who cannot conceive without assistance. For most women, the feeling of fulfillment they receive from helping an infertile couple achieve their dream of parenthood is absolutely priceless. Whatever your reasons may be, the decision to become a donor should be made with great care. Our experts can help guide you through your decision-making process. Our experts can help guide you through your decision-making process; it may also help to hear from other families who’ve been through the experience.
Ideal egg donors are women just like you. They are successful, well-educated, young women who are looking to give the biggest gift of all, a chance to become a parent. They truly understand the commitment involved to help another achieve his or her dream of becoming a family through egg donation.
Ideal egg donor criteria includes:
- Egg Donation Between the ages of 21-31
- Healthy body weight, with normal BMI
- Physically and emotionally healthy
- Non-smoker and abstaining from illegal drug use
- Higher education preferred (High School diploma or GED required)
- Knowledgeable of family’s physical and mental health history
- Well-rounded interests such as: pursuit of higher education, family, sports, the arts, religion, and volunteering
- Willing to commit to the process for the next 6 months
You will be compensated generously for your time, commitment, and dedication for your egg donation. Total compensation is received after the egg donation. Compensation increases are given to donors who fully commit to egg donation with the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Individual cycle donations can compensate as high as $8,000 per cycle.
All of your medical prescreening costs are covered during your egg donation cycle. As a donor, you do not need to have your own health insurance. We provide you with complimentary health insurance during your treatment with us.
The Donation Process
Egg donation is a low-risk procedure. The cycle, from your start date to egg retrieval, takes an average of two to three months to complete. In order to make your follicles (eggs) grow, you will need to take a daily injectable fertility medication for about 10 to 14 days to assist your body in developing eggs for the egg retrieval. During this time, you will complete roughly six to nine quick blood/ultrasound monitoring appointments in the morning, to monitor your progress. The egg retrieval itself takes approximately 20 minutes. Egg donors are sedated throughout the procedure. After completing the egg retrieval, you will need to rest for the remainder of the day. Afterward, you may also experience short-term fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or sleepiness. We require that a friend or family member pick you up following this procedure and recommend 24 hours of rest.