Becoming An Egg Donor FAQ's

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Frequently Asked Questions from Potential Egg Donors

Egg donation can make a dramatic difference for individuals and couples attempting to create a family. Some of the most frequently asked questions concerning egg donors and egg donation at RMA of Michigan include:

What are the age limitations to become an egg donor?

Women between the ages of 21 to 30 may qualify for the RMA of Michigan anonymous egg donor program.

What are the initial steps to the egg donation process?

The first steps to becoming an egg donor include completing a two-part online application.  Through this application, we can identify if you are a good candidate to be an egg donor. The online application.

If you meet the application prerequisites, an appointment will be scheduled with you and one of our nurse coordinators. During this visit, the entire egg donation process will be discussed and all questions will be answered.

How long is the screening process/how many appointments for screening?

Screening process can vary due to scheduling but our goal is for you to be screened in three appointment.

What medical tests are required to qualify as an egg donor?

There are a variety of tests that are required to fully qualify as an egg donor.  These tests include blood work, a psychological evaluation, and detailed reports concerning family medical history.

Do I have to pay for anything?

No, the recipient is responsible for all costs associated with the cycle.

Is an egg donor financially compensated?

Egg donors are financially compensated for effort, time and the inconveniences that are related to the entire egg donation process.  We offer a tiered compensation program, which is discussed during the screening process.

What happens once I am approved as an egg donor with RMA of Michigan?

Once all of your medical testing is completed and you are approved as a potential egg donor, an online profile will be created.  This profile allows for intended parents to have the opportunity to learn more about different egg donors’ personality traits and features.

What should I expect with the egg retrieval process?

The egg donation cycle begins with medications that stimulate the production of multiple eggs in the ovaries.  These medications are injections that you give yourself three times a day (at the most) for two weeks. These injections are relatively painless.  During a subsequent appointment at our Michigan office, you will be under IV sedation while the eggs are retrieved through a transvaginal ultrasound.

Will being a donor affect my future fertility?

No, donating your eggs will not affect your ability to conceive in the future.

Are most egg donors satisfied with their experiences?

At RMA of Michigan, we strive to create an environment where egg donors and intended parents alike can feel comfortable throughout the entire egg donation process. Many egg donors view egg donation as a way to help others achieve their ultimate goal—becoming parents.  For example, one egg donor stated, "Being a donor is one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. I had such an amazing support team behind me, without them I don't think I would have been able to accomplish it. The doctors and nurses truly made me feel special and one of a kind."

Learn More about RMA of Michigan and Egg Donation

To find out more information about RMA of Michigan and becoming an egg donor, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Our team of expert physicians, nurses, and staff members is committed to helping you through every step of the egg donation process, and can help you learn if you are a good egg donor candidate.

If you are interested in helping others create a family, then please visit the online application to start the process.  You can make an impact in the lives of others through egg donation—learn more today by calling RMA of Michigan at 248-619-3100.

References:

RMA of Michigan. Becoming an Egg Donor.

WebMD. Donor Eggs in Fertility Treatments.

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