Egg Donation FAQ
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What is egg donation?
An egg donor is a person who donates her eggs for an infertile person or couple so that they may have children. A doctor retrieves the eggs from the donor so that they can be transplanted into the intended mother’s womb.
Can I still have my own children after egg donation?
Egg donation does not affect your ability to conceive your own children. A woman’s body produces millions of eggs. Egg donors have successful pregnancies of their own later in their life.
What are the risks with egg donation?
The risks involved with egg donation are very minimal. However, as with any medical procedure, there is always the possibility of having complications. It is important that you communicate with our staff and your doctor if you are concerned about something that doesn’t seem right.
Can I donate more than once?
Yes, you may donate eggs more than once. Repeat donors can receive additional compensation. However, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine recommends no more than six donations in a person’s lifetime.
How long is the recovery process after egg retrieval?
After the egg retrieval procedure, donors are usually able to resume normal activities after a full day of rest.