FAQ for Egg Donors

Absolutely not! EDCD works with people from all over the world. If you are chosen by one of our recipient couples, you'll need to come to a major city in Texas, Oklahoma or Arkansas. (This would most likely be Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Tulsa, St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City or Little Rock.) Travel expenses, including those of a traveling companion for your retrieval, are paid for by the couple that chooses you. The first time would be for one day for the initial medical and psychological exams, the second time would be also for one day for the second medical evaluation required by the FDA, and the third time would be for 4-5 days for egg retrieval. It's that easy!
As compensation for your time and trouble, you will be paid up to $10,000 per egg donation immediately following the retrieval, provided you go through egg retrieval. This fee is paid, regardless of the number or quality of eggs retrieved.
Payment will be made immediately after egg retrieval. A check will be mailed to your address.
It depends on how long it takes for a recipient couple to choose your profile. That could be anywhere from 1 day to several months. Once you start the medication, it takes about 2 1/2-3 weeks.
Egg retrieval is usually done from below, through the vagina.
Usually, egg retrieval is done while you're asleep or under heavy sedation. You can expect some soreness on the day of retrieval and the day after. By the third day, you should be able to resume your regular activities.
EDCD takes the issue of protection of privacy seriously. Your name, address and phone number, as well as the recipient couple's are confidential!
Different women will have different side effects. Many feel extra moody or sensitive, like what is experienced in pregnancy or PMS. Some may have breast tenderness or hot flashes. Others may be bloated for a couple of weeks: from the week just before retrieval until the week after. A few report no side effects at all.
The laws of the state of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas are very clear on this point. With egg donation, the recipient couple is the parent(s) of the child born to them, not the egg or sperm donor(s). Also, EDCD operates anonymously. The recipient couple will not have access to information to locate you. You as well, will not have access to information to locate your recipient couple.
Make sure that you carefully read the "Requirements for Donors" web page. IF YOU MEET ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS, click on the "I Want an Application" web page and follow the directions. It's so easy!

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