Egg Donation Pay

Earn Up To $15,000 Per Egg Donation Cycle
(In America In 2019)

By Michael Wong | March 29, 2019.

Egg Donation Pay

Are you a young, healthy female?

If you are, then have you considered earning money by donating your eggs to help others who want to have a baby, but may not be able to have one naturally?

Why Become An Egg Donor?

As an egg donor, you will:

  • help people less fortunate than yourself by giving them a gift of life
  • help people regardless of their sexual orientation to achieve their goal of being a parent
  • get paid for your time

What Is An Egg Donation?

Egg donation is the process by which a woman donates her eggs for purposes of assisted reproduction and/or biomedical research.

How Much Do You Get For Donating Eggs?

Donating your eggs pays surprisingly well. The compensation reflects the amount of time needed, travel required, discomfort, and possible side effects and risks associated with the process.

Here are a few examples of how much money you get for donating eggs:

  • Northeast Assisted Fertility Group (NAFG): $12,000 to $15,000
  • Egg Donation, Inc.: $6,500 to $15,000
  • Center for Human Reproduction: $8,000 to $14,000

Requirements To Donate Eggs

Here are the requirements to be eligible to donate eggs (varies):

  • Aged 21 to 29+.
  • In good health, physically and emotionally.
  • BMI within a normal, healthy range.
  • No smoking in the past 12 months or non-smoker.
  • Regular menstrual cycles.
  • Not travelled to a country affected by the Zika virus in the last 6 months.
  • Medical and psychological evaluation.
  • Take injectable medication.
  • Free from sexually transmitted diseases within the last year.
  • No history of drug use.
  • Available for 4 to 10 appointments.
  • No tattoos or body piercings within the six months.
  • Commit to the process for 6 months+.

Egg Donation Process

The egg donation cycle typically takes 3 to 6 weeks:

  1. You submit your online application.
  2. The IVF clinic reviews your application and contacts you to schedule your screening appointments.
  3. Screenings:
    1. Physician interview: A physician explains the procedures, medications and risks associated with an egg donation cycle, and answers your questions.
    2. Psychological evaluation: You speak with a psychologist to make sure you understand the benefits and risks of egg donation, have the right motivations to becoming a donor, and will honor the agreement.
    3. Fertility screening: You undergo a physical/pelvic exam and blood tests to confirm your ability to produce eggs.
    4. Medical screening: You undergo testing for blood type, infectious diseases, drug use and general health.
    5. Genetic screening: You undergo blood testing for genetic diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, Tay-Sachs disease, Thalassemia, etc.
    6. Legal contract: If you pass all screenings, you and the intended parent review and sign a legal contract - protect yourself by getting your own attorney that specializes in reproductive law.
    7. Active egg donor: Once an intended parent chooses you as their egg donor, you can begin the egg stimulation process.
  4. Egg stimulation process:
    1. You take birth control pills to synchronize your and the recipient's menstrual cycles.
    2. You self-inject hormonal medication for 7 to 14 days to help your ovaries produce eggs.
    3. You self-inject a follicle-stimulating hormone for 8 to 10 days to grow the egg follicles.
    4. Once the follicles have reached maturity, you will be instructed to self-inject a dose of HCG to prepare your ovaries to release the eggs.
  5. Egg retrieval process:
    1. Egg retrieval takes place approximately 34 to 36 hours after the HCG injection, and lasts 20 to 30 minutes.
    2. You go back to the IVF clinic for egg retrieval.
    3. An anesthesiologist gives you a light intravenous sedation.
    4. A physician retrieves the eggs transvaginally with the help of an ultrasound guided needle.
    5. Afterwards, you rest in the recovery room until you are ready for your friend or partner to take you home. You take the rest of the day off to recover.
  6. Post egg retrieval:
    1. The eggs are fertilized and the embryos are transferred to the recipient.
    2. You may be required to undergo a follow-up check-up 7 to 14 days later.
    3. You receive compensation for completing an egg donation cycle.

Egg Donation Side Effects & Risks

As with any medical procedure, there are possible side effects and risks to consider. I am not a physician so I will not go into any details here.

But in general, most egg donors go through the process with no side effects. However, some donors experience bloating, weight gain, pelvic discomfort, and/or moodiness.

Please discuss with your fertility physician, physician, or professional healthcare provider all possible side effects and risks before you commit to becoming an egg donor.

Egg Donation FAQ

Q: Does it hurt to donate eggs?
A: During the stimulation phase, you may experience bloating and irritability. The egg retrieval is done under sedation so you should not experience any pain. After the egg retrieval, you may experience some discomfort similar to menstrual cramps, bleeding and/or abdominal cramping, for up to a week or longer.

Q: Does egg donation affect your fertility in the future?
A: Egg donation does not appear to have any long-term effects on your fertility.

Q: Will donating effect your everyday life?
A: Yes. Aside from the time required, you must refrain from drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and using illegal drugs. You may not use any prescription or non-prescription drugs without permission.

Q: Can you become pregnant during treatment?
A: Yes. To prevent an unwanted pregnancy and ensure that the cycle proceeds as planned, you must avoid unprotected intercourse from the time you start the hormone medication until three weeks after your egg retrieval.

Q: How often can you donate?
A: You must have two regular periods or wait three months between donation cycles.

Q: How many times can you donate?
A: For your safety, you can make a maximum of six donations, as per the guideline set forth by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Q: Will the intended parent know who you are?
A: Most egg donor programs are anonymous. The intended parent will receive details about you, such as your height, weight, photos, etc. But they will not receive any personal identifiable details, such as your name or contact details.

Q: Will you be told whether or not a pregnancy results?
A: You will not be informed whether your donation resulted in a pregnancy.

Q: How long will it take for my body to return to normal after egg retrieval?
A: You should anticipate a menstrual period within 10 days after you donate. Following the next menstrual cycle, your body should be back to normal.

7 Egg Donation Clinics

Here are 7 popular egg donation clinics. Visit each website for more information:

NAFG screenshot

1. NAFG (Northeast Assisted Fertility Group) (http://c1ick.me/nafg):

  • Earn $12,000 (plus travel expenses and legal fees) on your first egg donation, and $15,000 (plus travel expenses and legal fees) on subsequent donation cycles with NAFG (Northeast Assisted Fertility Group).
  • NAFG is an egg donor agency that matches egg donors with intended parents. It is not a clinic. They do not do any medical procedures in their offices.
  • If you are selected, you begin the medical screening at the intended parent's clinic, which could be in your home city, or somewhere else in the US, if you are open to travel. Travel is all expenses paid in advance.
  • Requirements:
    • Aged 21 to 29 (aged 30 to 32, if you have recently donated successfully).
    • US citizen or legal resident, residing in the US.
    • Any ethnic or religious background.
    • Knowledge of your family medical history.
    • Physically fit, with BMI (body mass index) less than 27.
    • Non-smoking.
    • In excellent health.
    • Well educated - with graduate or college degree, or in college or graduate school.
    • Genetic, psychological, and medical screening.
    • Blood to test for genetic and infectious diseases.
    • Drug screen.
    • Written psychological test (the MMPI or PAI).
    • Interview with the psychologist/ social worker.
    • Review your family medical history with a geneticist.
  • Offices:
    • Atlanta: 3379 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 555, Atlanta, GA 30326 - (800) 710-1677 / atlanta@assistedfertility.com
    • Boston: 420 Boylston Street, Suite 504, Boston, MA 02116 - (800) 710-1677 / boston@assistedfertility.com
    • Dallas: 11816 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244 - (800) 710-1677 / dallas@assistedfertility.com
    • Miami: 2650 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137 - (800) 710-1677 / miami@assistedfertility.com
    • New York: 148 East 74th Street, New York, NY 10021 - (212) 207-1900 / newyork@assistedfertility.com
    • Washington DC: 717 D Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20004 - (800) 710-1677 / washington@assistedfertility.com
  • Minimum age: 21+
  • Countries: USA
UCSF screenshot

2. UCSF Egg Donor (University of California, San Francisco) (http://c1ick.me/ucsfeggdonor):

  • Earn $10,500 per donation cycle with the UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Egg Donor Program.
  • Egg collection clinics:
    • Mission Bay: 499 Illinois Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94158.
    • Mount Zion: 2356 Sutter Street, 7th Floor (Women's Health Building), San Francisco, CA 94115.
  • Egg donor coordinator: (415) 514-5615 / crhdonorcoordinators@ucsf.edu
  • Employees: 5,001+ (http://c1ick.us/ucsf-lkd)
  • Countries: USA
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3. Genesis Fertility (http://c1ick.me/genesisfertility):

  • Earn $8,500 per donation cycle with Genesis Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Brooklyn, in the NYC area.
  • Egg collection clinics (open 365 days a year):
    • Brooklyn:
      • 808 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 - (718) 283-8600
      • 730 - 58th Street, Lower level, Brooklyn, NY 11220 - (718) 283-8600
      • 6010 Bay Pkwy Ste 501, Brooklyn, NY 11204 - (718) 283-8600
    • Long Island: 1175 West Broadway, Suite 24, Hewlett, NY 11557 - (516) 216-4220
    • Staten Island: 1855 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314 - (718) 283-8600
  • Requirements:
    • Aged 21 to 33.
    • Non-smoking.
    • BMI less than 30.
    • Photographs (shown to intended parents only after you sign consent and approve).
    • Social security card, state tax ID or W2 form.
    • US citizens: valid Photo ID (driver's license or passport).
    • Resident aliens: valid Green Card.
    • Non-resident aliens: valid visa.
    • Medical screening.
    • Drug screening.
    • Psychological screening.
    • Genetic screening.
  • Egg donor coordinator: 6010 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11204 - (718) 283-6588 / donors@genesisfertility.com
  • Employees: 11-50 (http://c1ick.us/genesisfertility-lkd)
  • Minimum age: 21+
  • Countries: USA
Center for Human Reproduction screenshot

4. Center for Human Reproduction (http://c1ick.me/centerforhumanreprod):

  • Earn $8,000 to $14,000 per donation cycle with the Center for Human Reproduction in the New York Tri-State area.
  • You are guaranteed $8,000 per donation, if you produce as least 10 mature oocyte.
  • Donor compensation (number of mature oocytes - compensation):
    • 4 or less - $3,200
    • 5 - $4,000
    • 6 - $4,800
    • 7 - $5,600
    • 8 - $6,400
    • 9 - $7,200
    • 10 - $8,000
    • 11 - $8,800
    • 12 - $9,600
    • 13 - $10,400
    • 14 - $11,200
    • 15+ - $12,000
  • "High demand donors" are allowed to charge additional donor fees of either $1,000 or $2,000.
  • If your cycle is canceled due to no fault of your own, you still receive $1,000 compensation.
  • Requirements:
    • Aged 21 to 29
  • Requirements for long-distance donors:
    • Exceptional academic achievements.
    • Athletic prowess.
    • Artistic talents.
    • Rare ethnic, cultural or religious heritage.
    • Exceptional physical characteristics.
  • Address: Center For Human Reproduction - New York, 21 E. 69th Street New York, NY 10021 - (212) 994-4400
  • Employees: 11-50 (http://c1ick.us/centerforhumanreproduction-lkd)
  • Minimum age: 21+
  • Countries: USA
Growing Generations screenshot

5. Growing Generations (http://c1ick.me/growinggenerations):

  • Earn $8,000 on your first egg donation, and $10,000 on subsequent donation cycles with Growing Generations.
  • You receive $750 when you begin injectable cycle preparation medications, and the balance after completing your egg retrieval, regardless of the number of eggs retrieved.
  • About 85% of Growing Generations' intended parents work with a doctor in Southern California. So, if you live outside of Southern California, there is a good chance you will need to travel.
  • Additional compensation:
    • Cancellation fee: you keep the $750 already paid as a cancellation fee, if a cycle is cancelled through no fault of your own.
    • Legal fees: $500 to $750 to cover your attorney's fees for independent legal advice.
    • Reimbursement of mileage and parking for appointments.
    • If you have to fly to the treating physician, Growing Generation pay your:
      • coach airfare, hotel, meals ($75 per day), and ground transportation
      • companion's coach airfare and 3 days of meal allowances ($75 per day) for the egg retrieval (they share hotel and ground transportation with you)
    • Screening, medications, and medical expenses are paid for by the intended parent.
    • $500 compensation, if you agree to meet an intended parent.
    • Egg Donor accident insurance policy covers you for up to $250,000, with no deductible.
    • Ovary Loss Insurance Rider pays $2,500 for each ovary, in the unlikely event you have to undergo an Oophorectomy (the removal of one or both ovaries).
  • Requirements:
    • Aged 21 to 30.
    • Growing Generations prefer donors who are creative, intelligent and charismatic, along with being culturally and ethnically diverse.
    • Photos.
    • Valid ID.
    • Education verification.
    • Psychological and genetic screening.
    • Medical screening.
    • Commit 2 to 4 months for the selection by a future parent to completion of your egg donation.
    • Your sexual partners must undergo infectious disease screening into a local lab, paid for by the intended parents.
  • Address:
    • Los Angeles, CA: 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
    • New York, NY: 501 5th Avenue, Suite 1900, New York, NY 10017.
    • Wheeling, WV: 1025 Main Street, Suite 600, Wheeling, WV 26003.
  • Contact: (323) 965-7500 / family@growinggenerations.com
  • Employees: 11-50 (est. 1996) (http://c1ick.us/growinggenerations-lkd)
  • Minimum age: 21+
  • Countries: USA
West Coast Egg Donation screenshot

6. West Coast Egg Donation (Northeast Assisted Fertility Group) (http://c1ick.me/westcoasteggdonation):

  • Earn $7,000+, plus expenses, per donation cycle with West Coast Egg Donation, Inc.
  • Egg collection clinics:
    • Irvine, CA: 6 Venture, Suite 395, Irvine, CA 92618.
    • Los Angeles, CA: Wells Fargo Building, 11601 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
    • Riverside, CA: Turner Riverwalk, 11801 Pierce Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92505.
    • Sacramento, CA: 980 9th Street, 16th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814.
    • San Diego, CA: 1080 University Avenue, Suite H 201, San Diego, CA 92103.
  • Compensation:
    • First time donor base payment: $7,000 (more for repeat donors and high demand donors)
    • Expenses paid by intended parent to West Coast Egg Donation:
      • Psychological screening: $450 to $500
      • Travel expenses if you live more than 30 miles from the chosen clinic/fertility doctor: amount varies
      • Compensation for outside clinic monitoring for "travel" cycles: amount varies
    • Expenses paid by intended parent to you:
      • Your attorney fees for reviewing the agreement: $500
      • IVF center/fertility doctor fees (medical screening, genetic testing, medication, monitoring, embryo transfer, etc.): amount varies
      • Genetic counseling, if requested or required by the IVF center: $150 to $300
    • You receive $750 when you begin injectable medication, and the remaining balance of the compensation within 7 days after egg retrieval.
  • Requirements:
    • Aged 21 to 30.
    • In good health, physically and emotionally.
    • BMI within a normal, healthy range.
    • Not smoked cigarettes in the past 12 months.
    • Regular menstrual cycles.
    • Not currently be on Depo-Provera, Mirena IUD or Norplant.
    • Not travelled to a country affected by the zika virus in the last 6 months.
    • Medical and psychological evaluation.
    • Willing to take injectable medication.
    • Free from sexually transmitted diseases within the last year.
    • No history of drug use.
    • Available for 4 to 10 appointments.
    • No tattoos or body piercings within the last six months, or during an egg donation cycle.
    • Be willing to commit a minimum of six months.
  • Contact:
    • Toll-free (877) 492-7411
    • Email: contactwced@wcs-wced.com
  • BBB accredited rating: A+ (http://c1ick.us/westcoasteggdonation-bbb)
  • Minimum age: 21+
  • Countries: USA
Egg Donation, Inc. screenshot

7. Egg Donation, Inc. (http://c1ick.me/eggdonationinc):

  • Earn $6,500 to $15,000 per donation cycle with Egg Donation, Inc. First time donors are paid $6,500, with increased compensation on subsequent cycles.
  • Requirements:
    • Aged 21 to 29.
    • Healthy, with a healthy family history.
    • Well educated.
    • Proportionate height and weight.
    • Non-smoker.
    • No drug use.
    • Photographs (baby, childhood, current, immediate family).
  • Address: Egg Donation, Inc., 15821 Ventura Blvd., Suite 625, Encino, CA 91436
  • Egg donor coordinator: Lea Rooney - (818) 385-0950 ext. 120 / lea@eggdonor.com
  • Employees: 2-10 (est. 1989) (http://c1ick.us/eggdonationinc-lkd)
  • Minimum age: 21+
  • Countries: USA

Find A Egg Donation Clinic Near You

There are far too many IVF clinics and egg donation agencies across the United States to list them all here.

To find an egg donation clinic near you, visit Google.com and conduct a search that includes the name of the town/city of where you live and these search terms:

  • donate eggs
  • become an egg donor

For example:

  • chicago donate eggs
  • miami become an egg donor

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