How Old Do You Have to be to Donate Eggs?
Fairfax EggBank screens for emotional and psychological readiness to become an egg donor and donate eggs. We make sure you understand what’s involved and what egg donation means for you. We also want to make sure you are prepared to work with the doctors and staff during the egg donation process, which can take six to eight weeks. It’s also important to determine if you can fit egg donation in around work, school, and family responsibilities. If you can give yourself medications and go to daily appointments.
A woman is born with her set amount of eggs; about 1 to 2 million at birth. By the time she reaches menopause, that number naturally declines to several hundred. These are either fertilized or discarded by the body with the monthly period.
The number and quality of a woman’s eggs begin to go decline in her mid to late 30s. Many women who pursue IVF with donor eggs are doing so because they suffer from infertility due to age-related issues. For that reason, our age requirement for applicants also considers donors who may cycle more than once. This age range is common to donor egg banks as well as egg donor agencies around the world. Egg donor age restrictions are important to the success of donor egg recipients — and the well-being of our egg donors.
- It often comes after an emotionally draining journey through years of other fertility treatments.
- It’s also important to determine if you can fit egg donation in around work, school, and family responsibilities.
- To have better odds of IVF success, a couple may need to fertilize and implant many eggs.
- You may be thinking about egg donation and the idea of donating eggs to benefit an infertile couple.
Fairfax EggBank is a leader in advanced techniques for frozen donor eggs for fertility. Our commitment to donor quality and service excellence makes us a premier, yet cost-effective, solution for intended parents. We seek healthy young women between the ages of 19 and 30 to donate eggs to hopeful families.
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Have Questions About Frozen Donor Eggs?
Egg donation is an important and growing part of fertility treatments options for hopeful parents. As the need for egg donors increases, possible candidates for donation have many questions about the process. One of the main questions prospective donors ask is “Do you have to take fertility drugs to donate eggs? The end goal is a selection of healthy eggs that will help dreams come true for those coping with the inability to have a family of their own.
Once the process starts, we need to know if you can see it through to completion. We need to be sure that you can not only handle all of this physically but emotionally as well. We support our egg donors through every step of the process but donating eggs is a very personal experience. You may be thinking about egg donation and the idea of donating eggs to benefit an infertile couple. But do you know why donor eggs are the best option for some women and some couples? Before you decide to donate your eggs, let’s discuss why our recipients need donor…
We also want to make sure that our egg donors can take charge of their health. In our experience, 19 is the minimum age that can consistently take on the challenges and commitments of being an egg donor. Donating your eggs is a big commitment that takes a lot of time and responsibility. You also have to go through a complete medical exam, blood tests, and genetic screening. It often comes after an emotionally draining journey through years of other fertility treatments.