If you are thinking about donating ovaries, there are a few things you may need to know. Donating ovaries can be a rewarding experience but it is not for everyone. You must be physically and emotionally committed.
What is ovary donation?
Ovary donation or egg donors are people who give up their eggs to help women who are unable to produce there own eggs and become pregnant. Ovary donation is basically when the doctor takes the egg from the ovary and not the ovary itself.
It is important to know that not everyone is eligible to become an egg donor. Most clinics require women to be between 18-35 years old, and a non-smoker. Along with these requirements, women receiving the eggs may have more specific requirements such as education, ethnic background, physical traits and so on.
Egg Donor compensation
Most women who donate their eggs are compensated monetarily. The amount depends on the clinic and is usually in the hundreds to thousands of dollars. It is also important to know that you do not incur any of the expense due to doctors visits, medications and eventually the egg retrieval.
If you are interested in donating ovaries talk with your physician. There are also several clinic sites online that will walk you through the application process, and requirements to become an egg donor.