Is there anything more incredible than creating new life?
Donating your eggs allows you to be part of something larger than yourself and help other people fulfill their dream of having children.
The practice of egg donation has grown enormously in recent years, and it’s now celebrated as a beautiful way to help someone else have a child. Donors are also generously rewarded for their time and effort – and not just in dollars and cents.
Our donors love talking about how wonderful it feels to help another couple or person start a family. There are people out there who long to hear that pitter-patter of little feet, but – for whatever reason – they don’t have the biological means until an egg donor comes along.
Read on to learn about some surprising egg donor rewards that you may not know about.
Yes, you will be paid for donating your eggs. And yes, the compensation is quite lucrative. Your payment is to cover the time and effort you put into the journey. But remember, the money shouldn’t be your sole reason for becoming an egg donor.
On average, an egg donor can expect to receive around $8k to $10k per donation cycle, with experienced egg donors receiving the higher end of the scale. You can donate for up to six cycles, so it’s possible to earn a substantial amount. Just think carefully about how this “income” fits into your lifestyle and whether you are genuinely motivated to help someone else.
You will learn about your genetic makeup
All prospective egg donors are required by the FDA to undergo complete medical screening before they can be accepted into any donor database. Your screening will include hormone tests and a transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate your overall fertility. You’ll also be tested for any genetic diseases or mutations, plus any other unwanted conditions such as HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Although this sounds intimidating, these tests are an opportunity for insights into your personal health that you might otherwise have to request (and pay for) yourself. Your test results can be helpful for understanding your own genetic makeup, especially if you’re planning to start or add to your own family at a later date.
You’ll be helping someone who can’t have children otherwise
This is surely the most fulfilling part of egg donation! You’re making someone’s dreams come true – the dream of becoming a mom or dad.
There are thousands of men and women throughout the world who may need the help of an egg donor. Some women struggle with infertility and are unable to produce their own eggs. Gay or single men, of course, have no means of producing eggs at all, so their only option is a donor. Your eggs are a crucial ingredient in their journey to becoming parents.
Fulfilling a need of someone who is unable to do it themselves and helping them live their dream is something most people can’t say they’ve done. And while you may never know how your eggs impacted someone’s life, you will always have that “I did that!” feeling.
You won’t have to pay for anything
On top of your compensation, you’ll also be covered for other expenses incurred along the way: medical tests, fertility drugs, legal fees, and any of your medical appointments. These are all paid for by Intended Parents.
You’ll also be reimbursed for all travel-related expenses when attending your appointments, including airfares, ground transportation, accommodation, and even meals. You won’t have to pay out of your own pocket for anything.
This offers up a great opportunity to travel for free. Depending on where you live, you might get a chance to visit cities and other areas that you might not go to otherwise.
Is being an egg donor worth it?
We definitely think so! And, if you read testimonials from other egg donors, you’ll see how gratifying the experience can be.
Let’s be honest: being an egg donor requires a good amount of time and effort on your part. You’ll have to attend appointments, take fertility medication, and put up with a few needles. The process may also interfere with your sex life a little, as you won’t be able to have intercourse during the hormone treatment period.
That said, the benefits are more than substantial. You’ll receive a generous sum of money for each cycle, you’ll learn a lot about your fertility and your health, you may get to travel, and you won’t pay for any expenses related to your journey.
You’ve probably read about women who become egg donors to fund their college education, support their family, pay off debts, or simply earn a little extra cash.
Yes, the money is a great incentive. But the real reward is who you’re helping. Donating eggs is the ultimate gift for someone who cannot create a family without the help of an incredible egg donor.
Family Source Consultants would love to be your guide as you become an egg donor for a hopeful parent. Get in touch with us today!