Letter from a recipient to her donor
"Dear Donor, I know egg donation is a tough choice and society can be harsh when decisions made don't align to what the culture has deemed acceptable. As an individual though you are giving hope to me and a reason to live. Losing my mom last year as an only child - I felt the need to give up on my dreams and wither away without a reason to move on. What you have done has saved my life. That is something that very few people can claim to do. The many voices that speak against it will never understand that you are truly an angel walking on earth. Your blessing will be bountiful and I am eternally grateful to you, wiping my painful tears and holding my bleeding heart. Know that you are very special to even consider such a massive task."
"It’s such an awesome feeling to know I have helped people in a way that not many people can! It really makes me realise what is important in life and what is worth spending energy on."
"It’s a strange gig, being an egg donor – you feel so invested in a couple you've never met; you have so much hope and love and joy and other cheesy conceptual nouns for them – it is a difficult thing to explain. I really am cheering for you guys so loudly you can probably hear it!"
"I might not be someone who goes sky diving or climbing Mount Everest to collect money for charity, but this is my Mount Everest. Donating eggs to another woman is one of my greatest achievements, memories and experiences in my life. "