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How to Get Paid to Donate Eggs

How to Get Paid to Donate Eggs

Did you know you could get paid to donate eggs? Some centers pay $8,000 or more for donated eggs and this has helped many women get extra money.


What is egg donation?

Egg donation is when a woman donates her eggs so that someone else can have a baby. The eggs are used in in vitro fertilization to help solve reproductive challenges.

Who can get paid to donate eggs?

Healthy women of child-bearing age may be able to donate their eggs.


Each fertility center has its own criteria, but usually women are expected to meet these requirements in order to donate eggs:

  • Be between the ages of 21 and 31
  • Be physically healthy, with a relatively low BMI and a non-smoking history
  • Have excellent reproductive health (regular monthly periods, both ovaries, etc)
  • No history of substance abuse
  • No history of hereditary genetic disorders
  • Willing to take injections
  • Not using birth control injections, IUDs or implants
  • Non-smoker

You can donate eggs if you are using birth control pills or even if your tubes are tied.


How much money will you be paid to donate eggs?

Have you ever wondered how much money you can sell your eggs for? Egg donors often receive $5,000 to $10,000 for the egg donation process. Repeat donors or those who are exceptionally healthy may be paid even more.

All the expenses incurred during donation are paid for by the parent you are donating to. They will pay your medical expenses, travel expenses, attorney fees, egg donor insurance and more. It is common for donors to have to travel. When that happens, travel and lodging is usually paid for both the donor and a companion. A per-diem payment rate is usually paid as well.

How do I donate eggs?

Donating eggs is a much more complicated process than donating sperm.

An egg donor must undergo a complex screening, which includes a physical examination, a pelvic exam, and blood tests. These tests are to ensure that you are in good health, which helps ensure that the eggs you donate will also be healthy. Some of the tests will be used to confirm your blood type, ensure that you are free of infectious diseases, and to test for possible hereditary diseases. A psychological screening will also be required to ensure that you understand the process and commitment of egg donation.

Because timing is critical for egg donation, the donor is matched with prospective parents before starting the cycle. The donor and recipients menstrual cycles must be synchronized, so the donor will be put on birth control pills. After a few weeks, additional testing will be performed and daily self-injections of various hormones will begin.

Eventually, when the eggs are ready to be retrieved, the donor will be given another injection and placed under light sedation. The procedure itself usually lasts 30 minutes or less.

This is obviously a rigorous and uncomfortable process that can take an extended amount of time. That’s why people can get paid to donate eggs.


How long does it take to donate eggs?

The actual retrieval takes 30 minutes or less, but the preparation for the retrieval can take months. The donor must synchronize their menstrual cycle with the recipients and then prepare the eggs for donation through various hormone injections. It is not a quick process.

How often can I donate eggs?

A woman can donate eggs up to six times in her lifetime. The limit was established by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and is intended to protect the donor’s health.

Additionally, it is recommended that she wait at least two periods between donation cycles. The process is generally much less time-consuming on your second and subsequent donations because you will have already completed all of the screenings.

Hypothetically, a woman who donates the maximum number of eggs and receives $8,000 for each will receive $48,000 for her donations in her lifetime. That’s $48,000 that a woman could be paid to donate eggs!

What are the side effects of egg donation?

The medications that you will have to take during the egg donation process can cause many different side effects. You should consult with the fertility clinic about any possible side effects of those medications.

How long will it take to recover from egg donation?

You should set aside one full day for recovery from the egg retrieval process, as it involves some light sedation. However, most egg donors return to their normal schedules the next day.


What else can I sell for money?

If you’re considering getting paid to donate eggs, here’s a list of 8 other body parts you can legally and safely sell for money. It may shock you!


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Teresa Brophy

Friday 19th of November 2021

My name is Teresa and I would love to donate eggs