Donating Ovaries

Donating ovaries or more precisely donating eggs to help women who are infertile is done more often than you would think. The number one reason that women give for donating their eggs is that they want to help an infertile women become pregnant. But an egg donor is also compensated $5000 for a completed cycle.

But not just anyone can be an egg donor. This person must undergo a clinical psychiatric evaluation to determine if they can handle the donating process, their motivation and the suitability for egg donation. After that phase is completed, the next step is a complete medical and genetic history, physical and infectious disease screening.

In most fertility clinics you can choose your donor. As part of the program, you will be able review physical, social and psychological characteristics of the donor without learning who the donor actually is, confidentiality is important for everyone involved.

If you are receiving a donor egg, you will also undergo a history and physical exam. Your fertility specialist will examine your uterine cavity by either using a hysteroscopy or saline sonography to make sure that you don't have any polyps, myomas, scar tissue or other issues that may interfere with implantation your ability to carry a live birth.

Risks to Donor

Donors are required to take drugs to stimulate their ovaries, this makes the donor more prone to ovarian cancer in the future and hyperstimulation syndrome which can lead to severe medical complication.

If you are looking at donating ovaries/eggs you should schedule an appointment with a fertility clinic near you. And if you are interested in receiving donor eggs because you can't get pregnant, then you should schedule an appointment with a fertility specialist near you to see what options are available to you.

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