If you want a way to help someone start the family they’ve always wanted, you might be thinking about becoming an egg donor. This is a unique way to make a difference in the world, so it is a great action to consider. But before you decide for sure, you should become familiar with the requirements for egg donors to ensure you meet the criteria. If you do, your next step is to contact us to learn more about Egg Donation.
First, you need to be between the ages of 21 and 31 to donate eggs. This is because it is important for you to be old enough to understand and comfortably handle the egg donation process, but young enough to ensure you can provide enough healthy eggs. In addition, you should have a BMI (body mass index) between 18 and 28.
Another basic requirement is that you should have at least a high school diploma or GED. You will also need reliable transportation to make all appointments during the egg donation process. After all, you will have many medical screening appointments the closer you get to the egg retrieval date, so it is important to ensure you can make it to them easily.
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Health Qualifications: As you might imagine, donating eggs requires you to be in overall good health. It also calls for various specific health qualifications you need to meet. For example, you cannot use illegal drugs or nicotine if you want to be considered a potential egg donor. You also need to have had a pap smear with normal results in the last two years.
Additionally, certain birth controls may put a pause on a donation. For instance, if you have had the Depo Provera shot in the last several months or so, you should NOT repeat another injection and choose an alternative birth control, such as the birth control pills or IUD. If you are using a birth control method that does not release any level of hormone, such as Paraguard, you may be able to donate without removal.
Finally, you must agree to take specific medications via injection. So if you are afraid of needles, you should understand going into the egg donation process that it does involve injections. And you should also be prepared to share your genetic makeup and medical history, as well as your family’s medical history. After all, egg recipients typically take overall health and family health history into consideration before choosing an egg donor.
Be willing to commit to the process for the next 6 months.
If you think you can meet all these qualifications and are excited to get started—or if you have any questions about egg donation—please contact us today to talk!
Written by Staci Swiderski, CEO