Donating your eggs is one of the most precious gifts you can give to another person. You as a donor, have the opportunity to give the amazing gift of life to a couple with difficulties conceiving on their own.
Couples who consider egg donation in order to achieve their goal of conceiving a child to build a family, have gone through a number of agonizing years in the process, both physically and emotionally. Among these, are a number of couples who have gone through over 10 years of infertility treatments, or women who have had their own ovaries removed.
In the past, when a female partner's ovarian function diminished, there was no hope of having a child of her own. However, now, such couples have a new option. Thanks to the aide of egg donors and the advanced reproductive medical technology, such couples are given the chance to make their dreams a reality, and have a child of their own. Needless to say, the egg donors provide the key to this amazing medical program.
Of course, becoming a donor is not only compensated by the sense of satisfaction felt by doing a good act and enormous gratitude expressed by the intended parents. You special women chosen to participate in the egg donation program are given a satisfactory financial reward for your noble intentions, efforts and time spent (in the course of 4 to 6 weeks, a total of approximately 30 hours of your time). You are also compensated for all expenses incurred in the process.
As you can see from the stories shared by the women who donated eggs in the past, you will go through an experience which can be one of the most spiritually rewarding and fulfilling events in your life.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) with egg donation is a part of the latest medical technology in reproductive endocrinology. IVF technology was originally developed to retrieve eggs from the female partner's ovaries, and fertilize the eggs with sperm from the male partner in vitro in a special high technology laboratory. The resulting embryos (fertilized eggs) are placed inside the uterus of the female partner so she can become pregnant.
The couples who are in need of egg donation are those whose female partner's ovarian function is on the decline, or has had her ovaries removed for reasons such as ovarian cancer. By becoming an egg donor, your eggs are retrieved in lieu of the female partner of the recipient couple, during the IVF process.
In preparation for the egg retrieval process, you ovaries will be stimulated with hormones, and when the eggs are actually retrieved, you will be under sedation. There are a few women who experience mild side effects, but it is considered that there are no long term risk from the usage of medication prescribed.
Prior to the process, you will be given a detailed explanation of the medical risks associated with the procedures and medication by both your attending physician and clinical coordinator at the IVF clinic. Any questions or concerns you may have will be answered then, and the physician and the clinical coordinator will be available throughout the process to ensure your safety. Even after the process is completed, the IVF doctor will provide a follow up examination for added assurerance.