Egg donation is the process in which a woman after various medical tests donates eggs for purposes of helping someone to conceive a child. In this process, the women have been given various medications to help her to develop multiple ovarian follicles, containing eggs. For assisted reproduction purposes, egg donation typically involves in vitro fertilization technology, with the eggs being fertilized in the laboratory. Egg donation is a third party reproduction as part of assisted reproductive technology (ART).
As an egg donor candidate, you will be asked to complete the donor profile, a review of your personal and family medical health history and other necessary details.
Next, you will be asked to come into the office Day 2-4 of your menstrual cycle for baseline hormone screening and ultrasound.
Date of Donating
Following testing, you will meet with the fertility specialist practitioner for “Donor Day.” Donor Day is a one day visit, in which the practitioner will review your test results, your role as the egg donor, basic reproduction and fertility.
Once the actual cycle begins, the donation process takes about three weeks. During this phase you will begin medications to stimulate the ovaries and will be seen in the clinic for ‘morning monitoring’, which involves bloodwork and sonograms to monitor your egg development. Once the follicles have matured enough for retrieval, an injection of HCG is administered. HCG prepares the egg donor’s ovaries to release the eggs.
Egg retrieval will take place approximately 36 hours after the HCG injection. Once eggs are fully developed the egg retrieval is performed. The procedure takes about 20 minutes to complete, however you can expect to be at the surgical suite for 2 and 1/2 – 3 hours. After the retrieval, someone will need to drive you home where you should rest for the remainder of the day. You can expect to resume normal activities the next day.
Confirmation to Donate Again
After donating your eggs once at Seed ART Bank, you can continue the process for donating again. The egg donor coordinator will get back to you and guide to go for the process once again. You will be provided the information about the number of eggs retrieved and know about the medical records for your next egg donation.
If you have any questions about the egg donor process, please drop your queries in the below section. Our Program coordinator will get back to you within 24 hours.