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Become an Egg Donor

Donating your eggs is a very generous way to help patients who yearn to become parents. Below is a summary of what is involved in the process and an overview of our egg donor program.

Couples generally choose to use eggs from a donor because they are unable to conceive a child with the female partner’s own eggs. There are many reasons that a female may not be able to conceive with her own eggs, including older age, early menopause, previous cancer treatments which damaged the ovaries, or production of poor quality eggs. Frequently, the couples proceeding with an ovum donation cycle have already been through extensive fertility treatments without success. Egg recipients are usually couples but are sometimes single women or men.

"Having the opportunity to help others in their journey to becoming parents has been such a joy, and I feel honored to play a small part in that. UCSF CRH is an amazing program.”

UCSF CRH Egg Donor

What Is Involved in Being a Donor?

Many ovum donors report the positive emotional impact of egg donation as an additional form of “compensation.”

Ovum donors offer an amazing gift to couples struggling to become parents. The knowledge that she has had the ability to make a profound difference for a family is frequently one of the most compelling reasons young women participate so generously in this process.

Being a donor means committing to a thorough health and psychological screening, and eventually helping a couple by 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 undergoing an outpatient procedure to remove the stimulated eggs from your ovaries.

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