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Whether you know someone firsthand struggling to conceive or you are simply motivated to help someone else in a similar situation, becoming an egg donor is a meaningful way to help others. By giving others the ability to become parents when they otherwise could not, you provide an irreplaceable gift.

At ACRM, we realize egg donation is a time and emotional commitment. Upon completion of a donation cycle, donors will receive $7,000 to $8,000 compensation for their time and effort. Egg donor compensation begins with the very first screening appointment and increases as each step of the process is completed.

Egg Donor Criteria

Potential egg donors at ACRM are each evaluated to ensure they are suitable candidates for egg donation.

Donors must:

  • Be 21 to 29 years old
  • Have a BMI of 28 or less
  • Higher Education is Required - OK to be a current student
  • Know their health history (and their family’s health history)
  • Complete our online Egg Donor Application and submit photographs for approval

Upon preliminary submission approval, potential donors are invited to schedule an appointment at our clinic to start the screening process.

The egg donation process, from donor application to completion of screening through egg retrieval can be completed in less than 2 months. We currently permit up to five egg donation cycles per donor, based on the results of each donation cycle.

Click here to apply to become an egg donor.

The Egg Donation Process, Part 1: Screening

Typically, an egg donor's screening is broken into 2 phases:

Phase 1: The egg donor applicant undergoes a full physical exam which includes a transvaginal ultrasound to access ovarian follicles. This phase also involves blood tests to assess fertility potential and suitability, including testing for AMH (the Anti-Müllerianhormone), drug testing, and genetic screening. In our program, we test for the same diseases in all donors regardless of the applicant's reported ethnic background. Our egg donor coordinator meets with the applicant to review family medical history and to go over our program to make sure the potential egg donor is well-informed and comfortable with the process.

Phase 2: This multistep phase involves taking some additional bloodwork, assessing the applicant’s medical history (including genetic screening and family history information). The applicant will be provided with a referral for a personality assessment inventory (PAI) test during a consultation with a mental health professional.

The Egg Donation Process, Part 2: Triggering Ovulation & Egg Retrieval for the Donor

The process itself is straightforward and typically takes about one month to complete.

  • Synchronization: The egg donor is prescribed contraceptive (birth control) pills for a few weeks to regulate her menstrual cycle and help prepare her body for egg retrieval.
  • Stimulation: During this time, daily subcutaneous injections of hormones are used to stimulate the growth of multiple follicles. You will need to come into the office for us to monitor your progress. These appointments are short in duration but frequent.
  • Egg retrieval: This process is done under IV sedation, lasting approximately 30 minutes or less. Women typically report typical symptoms associated with menstruation, such as period cramps.
  • Egg freezing: The donor’s eggs are frozen the same day they are retrieved and become part of the ACRM Egg Bank.

Why Become an Egg Donor?

Unfortunately, infertility is a reality that millions face each day. According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), approximately 11% of women and 9% of men of reproductive age in the US will struggle with infertility. The fact that up to 10% of those trying to conceive will still be childless after two years, according to some studies, can be physically and emotionally devastating. However, with the generous help of an egg donor, many couples facing infertility can achieve their dream of starting a family.

There are many reasons to consider becoming an egg donor, including:

  • By becoming an egg donor, you can give someone their best chance at having a successful pregnancy and becoming a parent.
  • Going through the egg donation process gives you insight into your health and reproductive wellness, helping you plan for your future while also helping someone else.
  • After you have gone through four cycles of the egg donation process, you can have your eggs preserved for your future use at no cost.
  • Should you elect to preserve your eggs for yourself, they will be stored free of charge for up to five years.

The egg donation process is much more straightforward than most people realize. The first cycle can be completed in as little as two months, including the screening and retrieval process. Subsequent donation cycles can take less than one month. Women who donate their eggs are compensated for their efforts, receiving up to $8,000 per donation or stimulation cycle. Furthermore, donations remain completely anonymous.

Here at ACRM, our Atlanta-basedEgg Donor Program is led by fertility specialist Robin Fogle, MD, and managed by Third Party Program Coordinator Mirrin Reagan, RN, CNS, WHNP-BC. We work closely with every egg donor to ensure she receives compassionate, personalized care.

Whether you know someone who has been affected by infertility or want to help others in a deeply meaningful way, the gift of egg donation is truly priceless.

To learn more about our Egg Donor Program, contact us today. We are here when families need us most.