Become an Egg Donor

Thank you for your interest in the UCSF Egg Donor Program.  We are excited for you to learn more about our program. 

Our Egg Donor team understands the needs of women who choose to donate their eggs and provide you with the compassion, counsel and support you may need as you embark on this generous journey. UCSF Egg Donor Program is part of the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health.  All of our physicians are board-certified in both obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. We have been helping patients become parents using donated eggs since 1991 and were one of the first programs in the Bay Area to do so.   Our expertise is complemented by the commitment and care of a large team of professionals, including genetic counselors, psychologists, quality nurses and a detail-oriented office staff.  

How to Begin

Being a donor means committing to a thorough health and psychological screening, and if chosen to be a donor, undergoing the preliminary phases of in vitro fertilization.  The medical procedures involved in being an egg donor include administering injectable medications to stimulate your ovaries, undergoing ultrasound monitoring over the course of 10-14 days and having a simple outpatient procedure to remove the stimulated eggs from your ovaries.

To become a donor in our program, you must complete the following steps:

  • Call us at (415)-514-5615 or email us at [email protected] to learn more and request an initial questionnaire, or you may download it here.
  • Complete and submit the donor application, along with photographs of yourself for your profile
  • Complete all screening procedures requested
  • Wait for a recipient to choose you as their donor

Egg donation involves a screening process. Not all potential egg donors are selected. Not all selected egg donors receive the monetary amounts of compensation advertised. As with any medical procedure, there may be risks associated with human egg donation. Before an egg donor agrees to donation, consultation with your doctor prior to entering into a donor contract is advised.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am interested in participating, how do I get started?

We would love to hear from you.  You may download an application here, fill it out and email it to [email protected]. Once the application is returned, we can consider you for the next steps of the screening process. Alternatively, you can call our egg donor coordinator at (415)-514-5615.

What is the compensation?

We offer egg donors $14,000 compensation for their time, travel, and efforts, once they have completed an egg donation cycle.  Preliminary medical screening prior to donation is performed at no cost to you, and you may request results of all your medical tests for your own records and/or to give to your doctor.

Many egg donors also report the positive emotional impact of egg donation as an additional form of “compensation.”  Knowing that you have helped complete a family can be very rewarding.