What To Expect From The Egg Donor Acceptance Process
Since you decided to start a donation adventure, detailed know-how may come in handy. Here is a guideline for you to be forewarned.
Apply To Become An Egg Donor
It’s good to know that you want to help someone become a parent. Donation entails a lot of advantages. Not only does it mean financial benefits and reasons to be proud, but also:
- Get a full health check. Normally, donors undergo STI/STD and blood tests, but that could be more. For example, genetic testing to check fertility and genetic problems. All these check-ups are pretty worthy, and not every woman can afford them. It’s especially true for younger ones.
- Preserve your eggs for the future. Some families are not ready to conceive a baby because some don’t want to rush because of finances. Preserving is a perfect way to protect fertility. Every donor gets an opportunity to preserve some cells. Ask a provider whether a clinic offers preservation in the same cycle.
- Help others to start a family. Become a donor and get reasons to have a high morale boost. Whether helping gay individuals, couples, or straight, you build up a new family. The effect of contribution may surpass all expectations. Intended parents, don’t take your time and efforts for granted. How could they be if you are the one who makes their dream come true?
Once you decide to become a contributor, it’s necessary to meet the following criteria:
- Age is between 21 and 31 years old;
- Physical and physiological health is an absolute must. Which includes both ovaries, no genetic disorders, and monthly menstrual periods;
- body mass index between 19 and 29. To get a number, use a BMI calculator;
- only non-smokers and non-drug users. We also have zero tolerance for substance abuse;
- not using Depo-Provera injections and implants such as Nexplanon;
- to take injections willingly.
Make sure to stay available for appointments at every stage of contribution.
An Application For Review: What To Expect?
The application process has two stages. In the beginning, applicants register at the system to reach a form via email link. Then our team either moves candidates straight to stage 2 or contacts them for questions and details. For some cases, additional paperwork and clarification may be required. It’s especially true for experienced donors:
- Fill out the form;
- initial assessment process;
- donors move to the second stage or provide additional data.
Once you’ve been chosen, we ask you to provide the following information: a report about the mental and physical health condition of your biological family, information considering personal traits, goals, experience, and more. Make sure to upload some pictures according to the guidelines, so intended parents have a face to know, not an unknown abstract person.
Finally, you can submit it for review and wait for a result:
- physical and mental check-up history;
- provide us with personal information such as hobbies, goals, and expectations;
- upload some fresh photos.
All you have to do after submission is wait for feedback. It’s hard to say how long it will take, but you will receive an email.
Medical Evaluation And IVF
Once a match happens, you will receive an email from the coordinator. This stage involves asking questions, speaking about personality, and other important things to discuss. Every parent wants to know what to expect. At this point, you are officially matched.
For the next phase, you’ll start monitoring and medications. It will happen at the nearest clinic. Normally, monitoring sessions consist of blood tests and ultrasound to understand fertility. Once made, you will go to the IVF center to transfer the embryo. Most of the matches attend the IVF, so it’s a great time to know each other even more. Embryo transfer takes around 3-7 days. Now, you can prepare to fill out the forms and discuss the contract’s details with your attorney to understand the situation.
- A 1-hour screening evaluation to check the mental health level;
- Complete screening at IVF;
- Negotiate a contract with your attorney and coordinator.
Don’t blindly trust any words. The discussion with an advocate will help to clarify all aspects.
Medical Clearance Form And Follow-Up
After a health background check and contracts, the IFV center creates a retrieval schedule. Expect around 15-20 days for the body to adapt. You will receive injections of hormones daily. Check of total health, blood, and ultrasound work complement this stage. Once your body is ready for retrieval, our team organizes a trip to the IFV center. Prepare to stay at IFV for 6-9 days. Please note that you will need a companion over there. It is the last stage, and then you can go home. Once returned, you will take financial compensation.
- Get a schedule from the IVF center;
- start medications;
- monitoring sessions;
- complete the last IFV retrieval;
- Reclaim financial compensation.
Even though the donation may seem a bit complicated, it’s not that hard. Of course, it’s challenging but also rewarding. Supportive people all around you will help to make it easier. As tricky as the contribution may be, in the end, you will be proud and uplifted.
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