At Donor Egg Bank USA,™ we’re proud to provide frozen donor eggs to help people’s dreams of parenthood come true. But we couldn’t do it without our outstanding and incredibly generous egg donors. Becoming an egg donor is an amazing gift and we’re committed to providing guidance, health screening and support, and coordination to make the process as safe and convenient as possible. And while it’s impossible to put a price on their amazing gifts, we do provide compensation for our donors’ time and participation that ranges from $5,000 to $7,000 per donation in the US.
Obviously, if you’re considering egg donation, we can already tell you’re someone special. But we’d like to get to know you even better. Our prospective parents represent a variety of demographics and ethnic backgrounds and are often looking to feel a connection with their donor. You’ll have the chance to answer questions about your ethnicity, medical history, and even your favorite movie when you complete our application.
But for now, let’s get started with a few important initial requirements:
Donor Egg Bank USA works with multiple fertility clinics across the country. We’re currently accepting applications from potential donors located in the following cities:
Diverse and motivated women who are physically and mentally healthy and between the ages of 21-28 are generally ideal candidates for first-time egg donation. Repeatedly proven egg donors (women whose eggs have successfully resulted in a child) may donate until 33 years old. In order to meet the initial donating requirements, all candidates must be tobacco and drug free, and negative for certain infectious diseases.
For a more detailed explanation of egg donor requirements, review our in-depth article “Becoming an Egg Donor: Are You a Candidate?”
Applicants must be screened by a physician and approved as qualified candidates before physical donation begins.
Applicant assessment involves some testing, including but not limited to: drug screening (sometimes drug testing as well), psychological evaluations, medical history evaluations, questionnaires on professional and educational history, ultrasounds, and bloodwork.
Once approved, donors begin a regimen of medications to stimulate production of multiple mature eggs. Donors usually find that the self-administered shots become relatively painless after the first few injections.
Egg retrieval is performed under light anesthesia, with most women returning to their regular daily activities within 24 hours. Normal side effects include light bleeding, bloating, abdominal pain or cramping, and constipation.
Egg donors are compensated for the time and effort spent undergoing the egg donor process.
Donor compensation can range between $4,000 - $7,000 in the US.
Altruistic women just like you ensure an infertility diagnosis isn’t the end to potential parent’s aspirations of having children. While financial compensation is a component of the donation process, the emotional rewards of giving the gift of life is also extremely valuable.
We provide all funding for your egg donation; you are not required to pay for any testing, fertility treatments, or donation. You will not incur any fees or costs, and you will receive various genetic and reproductive tests worth an estimated $2,500. These tests will not only serve as a guide to your general and reproductive health, but also provide additional valuable information if you decide to have a family.
Prerequisite screenings can be completed in six weeks depending on your personal schedule and physician appointments. Most donors who qualify begin their donation cycle between 2-3 months after they submit their initial application.
After a retrieval, a rest cycle is recommended for at least a month before another donation cycle begins, meaning the entire timeframe for six egg donation cycles can vary greatly.
Yes. Egg donors are allowed a maximum of six egg donation cycles before they reach 33 years old.
Donors must meet the necessary legal requirements for working in the US in order to qualify for our egg donation program. Donor Egg Bank USA does not provide visa sponsorship.
Egg donors are permitted to travel, but please communicate the dates of your travel with your donation team so they can properly coordinate your schedule.
Additionally, please notify your donation team if you or your sexual partner(s) plan to travel internationally. Your team will help determine whether travel is to an area at increased risk of Zika virus transmission. If this is the case, you will be deferred for six months starting after you return from travel.
Surrogacy and egg donation are very different.
For egg donation, eggs from donors are retrieved during an outpatient procedure. The eggs are either transferred fresh to the intended parent’s uterus, or are cryogenically frozen and stored until a recipient selects them for use in donor egg IVF. Donor Egg Bank USA provides only frozen donor egg.
Surrogacy involves a person with a uterus who is not the intended parent carrying a pregnancy which was created using her own eggs. This is also different from a gestational carrier, who carries a pregnancy for other intended parents with an egg that is not their own, either coming from the intended parent or from a donor.
Egg donor screening and pre-qualification for donation limits the possibility of complications. Risks involved are similar to any other health procedure.
If you are concerned or have further questions regarding possible complications, we recommend consulting a physician before becoming an egg donor.
Research has not found a link between being an egg donor and cancer.
There have been some studies that suggest there may be an increased cancer risk in women who receive IVF treatment. However, the ASRM Practice Committee states the majority of studies show no increased risk of cancer.
Donors are not held liable nor do they have parental claim over children resulting from their donated eggs.
ID Disclosure Donors are willing to have Donor Egg Bank USA share their name and last known address to a donor-conceived individual at the age of 18. Non-disclosure egg donors have made a choice to not have their personal identity disclosed by DEB USA to donor-conceived individuals. DEB USA will contact non-disclosure egg donors and offer them the option of disclosing their ID should the donor-conceived individual express interest at the age of 18.