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Become an egg donor

It's a meaningful experience for every egg donor, you bring hope to those intended parents who are eager to have a baby. Not Only intended parents make their dream come true, but egg donors would also get achievement both emotionally and financially. Becoming an egg donor is a admirable and caring life experience. 
 

Egg Donor Requirements

It's a meaningful experience for every egg donor, you bring hope to those intended parents who are eager to have a baby.  Not Only intended parents make their dream come true, but egg donors would also get achievement both emotionally and financially. 
Becoming an egg donor is a admirable and caring life experience. Boston Blue Life will guide you through the procedures step-by-step.

Egg donor application.

For our prospective egg donors, we try our best to make the application process convenient and clear, while keeping it authentic and specific to estimate if you fit to be an egg donor or not. Click the ‘APPLY’ bottom and fill out this questionnaire, then your journey of egg donation starts. 

Matching
The matching process begins from intended parents who are interested to work with you in the life-change journey. At this step, you can share your desires, beliefs, and background with intended parents in an Anonymity way. 

Psychological screening

Once you successfully matched with intended parents, we will arrange you through a psychological screening to ensure you're fully prepared to be an egg donor.

Family Source requires that all candidates meet the below criteria to be considered for our Egg Donor Program.

• Between 21-29 years of age (up to 31 for experienced donors)

• Body Mass Index (BMI) lower than 28 (calculate your BMI here)

• No more than one occurrence of same cancer in family history (except non-genetic cancers, such as leukemia and lung)

• No heart disease under age 55 in family history

• No psychiatric hospitalizations

• Be a U.S. / Canadian citizen or hold U.S. Visa

• Some education beyond after high school i.e. enrolled in college, college classes, certification programs, bachelor's degree, master's degree, Ph.D.

• Must answer all detailed family health history questions thoroughly

How long does the whole process take?

Typically, the whole process of donation lasts only 3-4 months. Egg retrieval and embryo transfer are the two main phases of egg donation, each of them will take 3-4 weeks. It’s would not be continued, we suggest our donor could take a break between embryo transfer. Please keep in mind that these are the average timeline, our arrangement will follow it as much as possible. Timeline is often determined by factors particular to your egg donation arrangement.

How many times can I donate with Boston Blue Life?

Most of our clinics suggest an egg donor donate their eggs in five to six times. However, you can donate if the previous donation resulted in a pregnancy or retrieval record is good.

How many and what kind of pictures do you want me to submit?

We require a minimum of five, but we recommend you could send pictures as much as possible.  To match you with intended parents faster, we do require that one recent photo of your full body and one recent close-up of your face.  Childhood photos are also welcomed. When intended parents selecting a donor, these photos are the first impression for them. Please keep in mind, they are looking for the best representation of physical attributes to help them find an egg donor who is right for them.  Selfies are easy to take and we accept, if possible, please have a friend or family member take your photos so you get the best quality and reflection of who you are.

Who is responsible for paying the bills?

The intended parents that you donate to will pay the medical bills, travel bills, and other expenses related to the donation.

What happens once selected as an egg donor?

For the egg donor, there are three basic steps in the process from this point forward.

These include:

1. Pre-cycle screening in our IVF clinic

2. Synchronizing the cycles of the donor and intended parent, and donor stimulation cycle to produce multiple eggs for donation

3. Egg retrieval

What are the age limits on being an egg donor? Why?

According to clinic standards, we require our egg donors must be between 21-29 years of age. However, if you had egg donation experience and you’re older than 29, we could evaluate your condition to decide whether you can be an egg donor or not. Please email us for instructions and detail if you are a previous egg donor over the age of 29.

What is involved in screening egg donor candidates?

We have the responsibility to ensure you fully understand the process and we’ll ask questions to learn more about your desire to donate your eggs.   You will also take a standardized psychological test, the purpose of the test is to identify any possible illnesses, emotional problems, and personality disorders.

What kinds of medications are used?

The medication plays an important role in the egg donation process. In the egg retrieval cycle, medications are used to suppress ovulation, stimulate follicles, and to trigger the release of eggs. Examples of these include birth control pills, Lupron, Ganirelix, Follistim, Gonal-F, Menopur, and HCG. These may be used in different combinations depending on the clinic and physician and some of the medications can be known by various names.

Will donating affect my own fertility?

Each month women generate a number of eggs, but only one comes to maturity. The hormones administered in the donation process stimulate more than one to reach maturity. Women in their 20s have hundreds of thousands of viable eggs. Egg donation does not deplete your ovarian reserve. There is no research proving that egg donation will affect your future fertility so far. 

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