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Frequently Asked Questions About Being An Egg Donor

questions about being an egg donor

Why is there height/weight criteria?
The medications that are administered work best in average weight individuals.

Can you donate your eggs if your tubes are tied?
Yes, you can donate your eggs even if your tubes are tied. The fallopian tubes are not involved in the retrieval process, just the ovaries.

Does donating my eggs affect my future ability to have children?
No, these drugs do not affect your future fertility.

How long does the screening process take?
The screening process typically takes about one to two months.

Can I monitor at one of your satellite offices?
Yes, monitoring is available at our Bedford, New Hampshire, Lexington, Massachusetts, and Providence Rhode Island offices.

How long do the monitoring appointments last, and what times can I come in for appointments?
The appointments can last anywhere from 15-30 minutes, depending on how many patients are ahead of you. We offer appointments between 6:30a.m.- 9:30a.m., with the exception of a few appointments that need to be made later in the morning.

How often do I need to come in for monitoring (lab work and ultrasound appointments)?
You will need to come in for approximately 6-9 days in a row until your eggs have fully matured.

How many times can I donate my eggs?
You are eligible to donate up to six times in a lifetime, as long as you have been approved by our embryologist to return for additional donation cycles.

Does the egg retrieval process hurt, and how soon after can I return to work?
You will receive light IV sedation during the egg retrieval process, but you may have some discomfort afterwards. Every person has a different experience. Most individuals are able to return to work the next day, and others may need an additional day to recover from the procedure.

If the process is anonymous and the recipient couple does not see my adult photo, why do I submit one?
The adult photo that is submitted with your profile is used ONLY by the egg donor program team to match your physical characteristics with that of the potential recipient. The recipient usually desires a donor with similar physical attributes.


If you believe you meet the requirements for MyEggBank at IVF New England you can begin the donor application process by clicking here. And thank you for your interest ! You could make an important difference in another woman’s life.