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Become An Egg Donor
Egg Donor Qualifications
- Healthy female, age 19-30
- Lives within the Phoenix Metropolitan Area
- Must have readily available and reliable transportation to our office
- No current use of psychoactive or recreational drugs
- No history of substance abuse
- Must not have been diagnosed with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea within the last year
- Must be responsible and able to follow directions
- Must meet height and weight requirements
Become a Egg Donor
Plan for your future while helping a hopeful family blossom.
In less than 6 weeks, you could earn up to $5,000 by donating your eggs. The best part is you’ll be making parenthood possible for a deserving couple. Egg Donors can donate up to six times and make up to $30,000. Fulfill your dream and the dream of a loving family looking to grow! The first step to becoming an egg donor is a quick online application. Get started today.
Advanced Fertility Care
Four Truths About Egg Donation At Advanced Fertility Care
Donating your eggs won’t affect your future fertility.
You’ll receive the highest level of personalized care and a Donor Coordinator will guide you every step of the way.
You don't have to wait to get paid.
Receive compensation immediately upon successful completion of the egg retrieval, not based on if your sample gets chosen.
Egg donation is extremely low risk.
Even so, we ensure that every one of our donors is covered with health insurance during their participation in our program.
Your donation will positively impact lives.
That includes your own! You’ll get insight into your own fertility health as well as an extra income to make your dreams a reality.
“From the moment you walk in everyone is friendly and so helpful. Dr. Larsen is great, he explains everything thoroughly and takes care of all your concerns.”
Become an egg donor
Now Accepting New Donors
Egg donation is a rewarding experience for both you and a deserving couple.
If you meet all of the above criteria, please start the application process now! You could earn $5k in less than six weeks.
Advanced Fertility Care
FAQs on Egg Donor.
What is the Process of Egg Donation?
Becoming a donor can sometimes feel like a very complex and overwhelming process. Our job is to guide you through the process and alleviate any of your concerns. By becoming a donor, one takes on a significant amount of responsibility with the knowledge that there is another person or couple who is depending on them to help them bring their baby home. Advanced Fertility Care Physicians feel very strongly that every donor that enters our program receives personalized care. While our screening measures are thorough, we do this to maintain the highest standard of care for all our patients. First and foremost is the health and wellbeing of our patients, including our donors. We will never deviate from that philosophy.
If you meet all the eligibility requirements, please complete the online version of our Donor Application. Once we have processed your application and you have successfully passed your screening questionnaire, we will direct you to an in-depth, on-line questionnaire. This questionnaire will ask very extensive questions relating to your personal medical, family, and genetic history.
Interview and Tour
Once your entire application is reviewed, our Donor Coordinator will schedule an interview with you at our Scottsdale office. At this time, the donor coordinator will explain the enrollment process as well as screening and cycling procedures and expectations. There will also be a discussion of the risks and complications to becoming a donor and you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions or voice any concerns. You will need to bring in pictures of yourself, including one current face shot, one current body shot, and pictures of you as a child. These pictures will be scanned and returned to you at your interview completion. You will also be required to have a current Pap’s Smear on file with our office. This can be obtained through your Ob/Gyn, or Primary Care Physician.Ultrasound and Consultation with Dr. Zoneraich
Once you decide to proceed with egg donation, you will be instructed to call us on Day 1 of your next menstrual cycle. If you are normally taking oral contraceptive pills, we will ask you to go off of them for 1 month prior to being evaluated. Dr. Zoneraich will see you on Day 2 or Day 3 of that cycle in order to meet you in person and perform a short transvaginal ultrasound. You will then have a consultation with Dr. Zoneraich at which time the risks and complications of egg donation will be reviewed and you will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or answer any questions you may have.
Once you pass the vaginal ultrasound screen and agree to participate in the donor program, we will proceed to draw your blood for hormone testing of your ovarian function. Once you have passed both the ultrasound and blood screening, we will place you on our donor website for potential selection by recipient couples.
Once selected by a recipient couple, you will need to complete the following:
- MMPI (personality test) and IQ Test administered by our pychologist
- Psychological Screening with our psychologist / social worker
- Complete History, Physical and Genetic Counseling
- This blood testing will likely include specific Blood testing for: HIV, Hepatitis B & C, Syphilis, CMV IgG & IgM, Blood Type, Rh factor, Drug screen, Cystic Fibrosis, Thallasemia, Sickle Cell, Tay Sachs Disease. Cervical cultures for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea will also be performed.
Once you have been chosen by our recipient couples, the entire donor cycle will span the course of approximately five to six weeks. You will be in contact with our Donor/IVF Coordinator and will receive a schedule of treatment. During the first several weeks of the schedule, you will be taking either oral, vaginal, or trans-dermal hormonal suppression medication (i.e. oral contraceptive pill or NuvaRing) followed by a once daily under-the-skin injection of Lupron, a medication that prevents you from releasing eggs naturally during the cycle. While you are on the hormonal suppression, you will be scheduled for an appointment with one of our clinical staff in order to learn how to give yourself the under-the-skin injections (subcutaneous) and learn how to mix the medications appropriately.
The stimulation of your ovaries begins after you start a period as a result of taking the Lupron. An ultrasound will be performed by a physician on the second or third day following the start of your period at which time you will be instructed to start your stimulation medications. If you need a refresher on injection technique, our staff will do that at this time. You will continue taking your Lupron injection while adding the stimulation medication – these are injected in the fatty tissue of your abdomen. We will ask you to come back five days from the start of this medication for a repeat ultrasound and blood work, then again two days later. At this point we will likely switch you to daily visits for approximately 2-4 more days. Your monitoring appointments will be scheduled in the early morning, usually to be completed prior to 10:00 am and include both an ultrasound and blood draw. Adjustments to your treatment will be made daily by your physician after review of your results.
The Egg Retrieval
Once your follicles have reached a certain point, you will be instructed to take another medication called hCG at a specific time in the evening. Your retrieval will then be scheduled exactly 35 hours after this injection time. The egg retrieval is performed at our Scottsdale location within our fully licensed Surgery Center. A Board Certified anesthesiologist will insert an IV and provide light IV sedation for the procedure. You will be breathing on your own the entire time, however you will feel no pain or discomfort. The procedure is performed by Dr. Zoneraich by passing a thin needle under ultrasound guidance through your vaginal wall into your ovary and aspirating the egg containing fluid from each follicle. The entire retrieval usually takes no more than 15-20 minutes and recovery period usually lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour. Some women will experience spotting and cramping (similar to menstrual cramps) after the procedure and we require that you have someone with you to drive you home. We ask donors to abstain from intercourse for at least 1 week after retrieval and to use condoms during intercourse for the subsequent 2 weeks. If you so choose, you may resume oral contraceptive pills on the evening of the retrieval. A clinical staff member will call you on the following day to check up on your status. We ask you to return in 7-10 days after retrieval for a follow-up ultrasound examination with Dr. Zoneraich.
Upon successful completion of the egg retrieval and follow-up ultrasound visit, each donor will receive compensation starting in the amount of $5000 for your participation in the program.
Do Egg Donors need health insurance?
We ensure that every one of our donors, is covered with health insurance during the course of their treatment at Advanced Fertility Care. This insurance is necessary to provide emergency treatment for the rare chance that any unforeseen complications arise related to the treatment cycle.
How much are Egg Donors compensated?
Upon successful completion of the egg retrieval and follow-up ultrasound visit, each donor will receive compensation starting in the amount of $5000 for your participation in the program. Donors Egg Donors can donate up to six times and make up to $30,000.
Why Advanced Fertility Care?
At Advanced Fertility Care, we have the utmost admiration for the women who decide to help others by donating their eggs. It’s the philosophy of our practice that every donor is treated with the respect they deserve. From your initial meeting with our Donor Coordinator and throughout your journey, you’ll see that we’re dedicated to your care.
Who can become an egg donor?
AFC Egg donors are young healthy women, ages 19-30 that live in the in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Donors must have readily available and reliable transportation to our office and must be responsible and able to follow directions. Donors must be non-smokers with no current use of psychoactive or recreational drug and no history of substance abuse. Donors must not have been diagnosed with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea within the last yearDonors must meet the below height and weight requirements -
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