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What are Egg Donor Requirements

Circle is always looking for generous, young women who are interested in donating their eggs to help others grow their families. Before you apply to be an egg donor, it's important to review the list of egg donor qualifications to see if you qualify.

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 Requirements for egg donation

Requirements for egg donation

Young women who are interested in donating their eggs should:

  • Be between 21-29 years of age (up to 31 for experienced donors)
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) lower than 28
  • Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen
  • Have no more than one occurrence of the same cancer in family history (except non-genetic cancers, such as leukemia and lung)
  • Have family history with no serious heart disease or heart attacks under age 55
  • Not have psychiatric hospitalizations
  • Have some education after high school i.e. enrolled in college, college classes, certification programs, bachelor's degree, master's degree, PhD, etc. If you have questions about what qualifies for advanced educated, please email us
  • Be of any ethnic and racial background
  • Be comfortable with giving yourself daily injections with small needles, like those used for insulin

How do I apply to become an egg donor?

You can easily apply to be an egg donor in our egg donor database!

Circle Egg Donation is one of the largest agencies – and the most successful! Applying to be an egg donor with Circle means you'll be supported by an egg donor team who will help you through every step of the egg donation process. You'll also have the opportunity to get to know the intended parents whom you are helping.

There are 3 steps to applying to donate your eggs:

1. Register for our egg donor database with your name and email

2. Check your email for a link to our application

3. Fill out your application!

If your application meet our requirements, you will hear from our egg donor team.

3 qualifications for being an egg donor

Before applying to become an egg donor, it's important to have an understanding of what will be expected of you.

1. You must meet all requirements.

While the egg donor requirements may feel like a long list of qualifications, they are in place to ensure all egg donors are in the best emotional and physical state for egg donation.

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2. You will be expected to travel.

Egg donors usually travel to the IVF clinic of their intended parents for a medical screening and their egg retrieval. Intended Parents work with clinics across the country, so it's difficult to know exactly where you'll need to go. All of your travel expenses are covered by the parents.

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3. You will be giving yourself needles.

Part of the medications process for egg donors is administering injections daily for about 21 days. You will also have ultrasounds during the process to check and see how you're responding to the medications.

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