Reader Karen S. from Atlanta, Georgia writes: I’m looking to donate my eggs, but I read on a couple web sites that egg donors can’t have sex when they’re donating. I understand why they don’t want me taking birth control pills or hormonal contraceptives, but why can’t I have sex, provided I use condoms? It’s [...]
Become an Egg Donor
: Advice, Tips and Information for Women Thinking of Donating Eggs
Knowing the most common egg donor requirements is essential to a speedy application process. The most important thing to know is that egg donor agencies all have slightly different requirements for their donors. While one agency may require a BMI (body mass index) of 27 or lower, another may allow women with a BMI of [...]
Reader Alison K emailed: I’m interested in donating eggs, but I am a little overweight. I’m 5’7″ and weigh about 180, giving me a BMI of 28.2 according to the BMI calculator I used. I was wondering what BMI is required to become an egg donor? Thanks for writing Alison, and congratulations on your decision [...]
Test your knowledge of egg donation with this short quiz! [QUIZZIN 1] For more tips and advice on becoming an egg donor, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Donating Eggs.
Reader Sarah G writes: A friend of mine told me she donated her eggs to an infertile couple in her 20s and that it was a really wonderful experience. I’ve been thinking about doing it, but I’ve heard that donating your eggs can cause infertility. I’d love to help other people, but I don’t want [...]
You’ve started thinking about donating eggs. You’ve done a little research online looking at egg donor agencies and programs. Maybe you’ve even made a list of the pros and cons of egg donation. But you’re still on the fence, unsure of what to do. To help you make your decision, here are 25 more things [...]
In the last few months, two different readers have contacted me to ask if they can donate eggs if they’ve been diagnosed with HPV, or the human papillomavirus. The answer is, it depends on the egg donation agency. Some do accept donors carrying HPV and some don’t. On her blog, Suzanne Myers of Heartfelt Egg [...]
The short answer is yes, donating eggs hurts. Donating eggs involves periodic pelvic examinations and blood draws which can be uncomfortable for some women, as well as daily injections of fertility medications which can cause nausea, headaches, and bloating, among other side effects. Egg donation also involves an egg harvesting procedure that can result in [...]
I was perusing the site this afternoon and came upon the egg donor ad above, the one with the headline “Egg Donation Service.” Do you notice anything weird about that particular advertisement? I suppose they could be looking for egg donors with a sense of irony.
If you are thinking about becoming an egg donor, you should know that egg donation comes with certain risks to your health and well-being. The egg donation process can take several months and includes time-consuming appointments with doctors, counselors and egg donor agency staff. Some of the medical procedures can be physically uncomfortable and the [...]