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Becoming an egg donor is a big step – and one that will change lives. Here are 7 questions to ask yourself before you apply to be an egg donor.I'm ready to apply
Becoming an egg donor entails more than filling out the egg donor application. We encourage our applicants to learn about the process prior to applying. Given that, we want to provide as much information as possible to potential egg donors.
Here are key questions to help you determine if you’re ready to start the egg donation process.
The egg donation process involves creating a profile, matching, contracts, screening, medications, and more. Here’s a quick overview of the egg donation process from application to retrieval.
· Creating a profile: Providing as much information as possible helps intended parents connect with you.
· Matching: When intended parents show interest in your profile, you'll review their profile to see if you'd like to move forward.
· Contracts: This is the legal part of egg donation where contracts are drafted, finalized, and signed for both you and IPs. Your lawyer fees are covered.
· Screening: This phase includes a psych screening, a physical examination as well as genetic testing and drug testing.
· Medications: You’ll likely take oral contraception and then start the injection medications for up to two weeks prior to the retrieval.
· Retrieval & Recovery: This quick surgery under light sedation will signal the end of your egg donation journey. Remember to take it easy for at least two weeks, or until you get your next menstrual cycle.
Egg donation involves screening, hormone stimulation, monitoring, the egg retrieval, and usually some travel. Becoming an egg donor is an important piece of making a family’s dream come true. As a result, it’s a serious responsibility where many people including intended parents, doctors and Circle employees rely on you to follow a schedule.
Get answers to questions you have – and that other egg donors have – about the egg donation process.