Become an Egg Donor
IVF FLORIDA has assisted thousands of hopeful parents with the help of egg donors. As a woman between 21 and 31 years old, you can make a significant difference by donating your eggs to help couples and individuals trying to conceive. Through this selfless act, you can gain valuable insights into your fertility and health, receive compensation for your time, and provide hope to a family.
If you are considering egg donation, the specialists at IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates, who serve Fort Lauderdale and beyond, are dedicated to educating you with the necessary details to determine if being an egg donor is right for you. Call 954-247-6200 for more information.
Application: The first step to becoming an egg donor is to complete the short online application. Within two business days of applying, you will learn whether you are accepted. After you pass the application screening process, you will set up an Egg Donor Profile, which includes questions about personal and family history and medical history. You will also have the opportunity to share photos and the reason you feel called to donate.
Screening: If eligible to become an egg donor at IVF FLORIDA, the next step is to complete a simple blood test and ultrasound to evaluate your ovarian function. After these baseline tests are complete, you will meet with your care team to review the results, learn about the donor process, and ask questions.
Stimulation: You will work with your care team to decide when is a good time to start stimulation. This process takes about 10 to 14 days and includes daily injectable medicine to help your body develop and grow eggs for retrieval. You will come to monitoring appointments to confirm the medication is working and the dosing is accurate.
Scheduling: Once medically cleared, IVF Florida will work with you to arrange the start of stimulation for a time that works best for you. We stimulate all of our egg donors through a freeze-all cycle, meaning we do NOT require a match with the intended parents before starting. This provides flexibility and more control for the donor to decide when works best for them in their schedule.
Retrieval: You can plan to arrive approximately one hour before the retrieval time. The egg retrieval takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and each donor is put under twilight sedation. After completing the retrieval, you will be monitored for any pain or concerning symptoms. We require a friend or family member to pick you up following the procedure and recommend 24 hours of rest due to the anesthesia.
The decision to become an egg donor is a tremendous gift. We are in alignment with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) that participants are not to be paid for their oocytes/eggs but for the time, effort, and commitment they have made to become an egg donor.
The total compensation for a completed cycle is $8,000 for first-time donors. Donors will receive a 1099 form for tax reporting purposes. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
Who Can Become an Egg Donor?
At IVF FLORIDA, we thoroughly screen prospective egg donors before accepting them into the egg donor program.
You may be eligible to be an egg donor if you are a woman between the age of 21 and 31, with good physical and emotional health, and meet the following criteria: