Frequently Asked Questions For Egg Donation show all
Women ages 21-30 answer our advertising and apply to the egg donor program. The donor teams at MEBNA freezing centers review the donor applications and profiles and select the profiles of young women likely to pass screening. Donors must be taller than 5’0” with a normal body mass index (B MI). Educated donors are strongly preferred.
Donors are subjected to genetic, medical, endocrinologic, psychologic, and ultrasound testing to determine if they are eligible. Included in the psychological consult is a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Eligible donors are also screened and interviewed by a My Egg Bank center physician. All donors who pass screening meet FDA standards.
The medications that are administered work best in average weight individuals.
Yes, you can donate your eggs even if your tubes are tied. The fallopian tubes are not involved in the retrieval process, just the ovaries.
No, these drugs do not affect your future fertility.
The screening process typically takes about one to two months, and you should be matched within a one to two month time frame.
You will need to come in for approximately six to nine days in a row until your eggs have fully matured.
The appointments can last anywhere from thirty minutes to one hour, depending on how many patients are ahead of you. We offer appointments between 7:00a.m.- 11:30a.m., with the exception of a few appointments that need to be made later in the morning.
Yes, we allow donors to monitor for most of their appointments at our Lawrenceville and Alpharetta offices.
You are eligible to donate up to six times in a lifetime, as long as you have been approved by our embryologist to return for additional donation cycles.
You will receive light IV sedation during the egg retrieval process, but you may have some discomfort afterwards. Every person has a different experience. Most individuals are able to return to work the next day, and others may need an additional day to recover from the procedure.
The adult photo that is submitted with your profile is used ONLY by the egg donor program team to match your physical characteristics with that of the potential recipient. The recipient usually desires a donor with similar physical attributes.
If you believe you meet the requirements for Reproductive Biology Associate's Egg Donation Program, fill out the Donor Application and send it in now. You could make an important difference in another woman’s life.