Frequently Asked Questions
1. What kind of a person becomes an egg donor?
A bright and attractive woman between the ages of 20 - 30 years, of any ethnic background, preferably who is pursuing a college degree; and is in excellent health.
2. What characteristics in an egg donor are most in demand?
All races of women are needed. Vibrant health is the most attractive. An infertile woman normally chooses a donor who looks similar to herself. The capacity for intelligence is a genetic factor, so high scores are often favorable. Extremes of weight, both over and under weight, are not desirable as this means more hormones are needed.
3. What is the chance of a couple achieving a pregnancy if they do egg donation?
Generally a couple has about a 65% or better chance of achieving a pregnancy with the help of a young, healthy egg donor.
4. Why should an egg donor work with Global Egg Donors?
Our program, Global Egg Donors, offers a donor both protection and guidance. We offer you many choices - you get to decide if you want to work with the couple that chooses you after receiving information about them. You decide if you want to know about a pregnancy. We have many more recipient couples than donors, thereby increasing your chance of being selected. Moreover, we offer you our dedication and a promise to be professional and committed to your wellbeing - body, soul and spirit - at all times.
5. What is the time commitment for donors?
A typical time period for a donation is about 6 doctor appointments over 2 weeks. It takes a few weeks to coordinate and complete psychological and medical screenings. Another few weeks are needed to coordinate your menstrual cycle with that of your recipient couple. Each case is unique. It typically takes 3 months from the day you are chosen to actual donation.
6. What characteristics are you looking for in a donor?
A caring and compassionate person, who is also bright and attractive, and has some flexibility with her schedule. She must be very responsible.
7. Will I undergo surgery?
No. Your eggs will be retrieved vaginally. This involves needle aspiration or a "suction needle". There is no cutting, no scar. You will be under conscious sedation for 20 minutes and will have someone attend the retrieval with you so they can assist you to return home. We are available for you during the entire process.
8. Will I be able to have children after egg donation?
Yes. Your body has forty thousand potential eggs. A donor cycle can yield approximately 10 eggs. Many donors donate several times and then go on to have children of their own.