Egg donors are an amazing group of women who donate their eggs to bless the lives of infertile patients. Most women donate their eggs for altruistic reasons and receive compensation for their time and inconvenience.
The following qualifications must be met to become an egg donor
Please do not apply if these qualifications are not met.
- Between the ages of 19-31.
- Post high school training and/or education.
- Body mass index (BMI) between 18.5-29. Visit the Mayo Clinic website to calculate your BMI.
- Excellent personal character.
- Be physically and emotionally healthy.
- Minimum height: 5’2”.
- Artistic, athletic, musical or other special talents.
- Attractive physical appearance.
- Egg donors must know the medical history of immediate and extended family members (3 generations – self, children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins).
Egg donors must commit to
- Complete a comprehensive medical and personal screening process.
- Participate anonymously.
- Not take the Depot Provera shot while on the egg donor list.
- Not get new tattoos or body piercing’s.
- Respond to all e-mails and phone calls from RCC promptly.
- Notify the donor egg coordinator within 24 hours if you need to be removed from the egg donor list or if your contact information changes.
- Attend monitoring appointments during the week prior to egg retrieval. Arrive on time or early.
- Be willing to complete three donation cycles.
- Step 1: Application & Consultation
- Step 2: Screening
- Step 3: Review & Approval
- Step 4: Cycle Coordination
- Step 5: Compensation
After applying for the Fairfax Egg Bank Donor program, RCC’s Donor Coordinator will set up an initial consultation to guide you through the selection process.
Following the initial consultation, potential donors meet with one of our infertility specialists to complete a medical history, physical, vaginal ultrasound, and blood tests. Additionally, a psychological evaluation is performed.
The fertility specialist and Donor Coordinator provide results of testing to the donor egg bank for review. If all requirements are met, the donor is approved to participate in the donor egg program.
RCC’s Donor Coordinator works with donors to coordinate their cycles and to answer any questions regarding the process.
Donors are paid the day of their egg retrieval(s). Currently, Fairfax Egg Bank compensates donors $4,250 per retrieval. Donors may donate up to six times total.
Apply with one of the donor egg agencies listed below.
A subsidiary of the Genetics and IVF Institute along with Fairfax Cryobank, one of the nation’s largest sperm banks. Fairfax Cryobank was born out of a successful model for gamete (egg, sperm) cryopreservation (freezing) and shipping. Fairfax EggBank provides many options for choosing the right highly screened egg donor. Reproductive Care Center also provides frozen eggs to Fairfax Cryobank.