YOU CHOOSE THE DONOR, WE DO THE REST.
If you want to make a difference in someone’s life and help intended parents achieve their dream of building a family, donating your eggs is one of the most selfless acts of kindness you can do. Through donating eggs, you become an integral part of the intended parents’ journey while feeling empowered. However, you may not know where to start or may feel overwhelmed when doing research. Fortunately, you don’t have to find all the answers alone.
At Elevate Donors, our knowledgeable staff can answer all your questions about donating your eggs. Most of our team has been on their own assisted reproduction journey, so we provide an empathetic and compassionate approach to family building. With this perspective and transparent communication, you can make an informed decision if egg donation is right for you. This way, you can have an exciting and joyful experience while we handle every aspect of your journey.
What Are the Qualifications to Become an Egg Donor in Rhode Island?
While donating your eggs is a generous gift you can give to intended parents, you meet certain qualifications before you go through with the procedure. At Elevate Donors, we ensure our donors exceedall American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines, which include the following:
- Between 20 and 30 years old
- Has a healthy body mass index (BMI)
- Mentally and physically healthy
- Passes psychological exams
- Good antral follicle count (AFC)
- Comfortable with self-injections
- Healthy family history
- Does not take ADD or ADHD medication
- Does not discriminate against non-traditional families
- Committed to the process and flexibility in making appointments
It can be challenging to know if you meet these qualifications on your own, so we require you to complete several questionnaires and work with a clinic who will run several tests to ensure you are a good candidate. At Elevate we want all donors to have a positive experience while offering intended parents the gift of a lifetime.
What Does an Egg Donation Journey Look Like?
No two egg donation journeys are the same, so we consider your preferences and expectations when creating a plan for you. However, we typically take the following steps to ensure your experience goes smoothly:
Before your official screening, you will fill out a short online application that lets us know more about you and if you meet donor requirements. We will review your application and reach out to you to schedule a follow-up appointment if you qualify to donate your eggs.
Agency Vetting and Pre-Cycle Testing
If we accept your application, we will begin a much more in-depth medical questionnaire process, background checks, and other verification measures. Pre-cycle testing may also occur, which may include an anti-mullerian hormone test, an antral follicle count, and/or genetic carrier screening panel.
The matching process can sometimes be instantaneous and other times can take a few months. When intended parents choose a donor they may have a list of criteria they are trying to meet. When you become an Elevate donor you will let us know what type of egg donation arrangement you’d prefer: anonymous or known and we’ll work to match you accordingly. Once matched you will immediately undergo a psychological evaluation and genetic counseling session.
After matching, you will have an extensive medical evaluation handled by the intended parent’s IVF physician. This appointment usually takes 3 hours and includes a transvaginal ultrasound, blood work, urine samples, a full physical exam, and genetic carrier screening.
Preparation and Retrieval
After matching, you begin taking hormones, often via self-injection, that help your body produce multiple eggs in one cycle. Once the eggs have matured and your body is ready, we will work with the IVF to schedule the retrieval of the eggs in a procedure that involves an ultrasound probe that identifies the follicles and a needle that removes them into a suction device. Then, the eggs are immediately fertilized by the sperm source to create embryos, or they are frozen, depending on what the intended parents choose to do.
Is Becoming a Rhode Island Egg Donor Right for You?
When considering if egg donation is the right fit for you, it can be helpful to think about the benefits of becoming an egg donor in Rhode Island. Working with us offers several advantages, including the following:
- We believe egg donors should be generously compensated for their selfless gift, so if you donate your eggs, you can expect a payment, which is determined on a case-by-case basis.
- All medical care you receive related to your egg donation is free, so you don’t have to worry about out-of-pocket expenses.
- With comprehensive medical screenings, you can learn more about your reproductive health to make choices about your own future.
- Donating your eggs can be a rewarding and empowering experience because you are making a real difference in intended parents’ lives.
Every woman chooses to donate her eggs for different reasons. If you are unsure if the journey is the best fit for you, we can give you the information you need to determine if you should become an egg donor.
Begin Your Egg Donation Journey With the High-Quality Team at Elevate Donors in Rhode Island
Donating your eggs can be equally exciting and overwhelming, especially when researching independently. You deserve an egg donor agency that will support you throughout your entire journey, so you can fully enjoy the experience. At Elevate Donors, we understand these conflicting feelings you may have about egg donation. Therefore, we do everything we can to help you make confident decisions and reduce your stress.
With years of experience providing concierge-level services to Rhode Island intended parents, including high-profile and celebrity clients, you can trust us to provide the best care possible. Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to give you an unmatched experience while donating your eggs. To learn more about egg donation, call us at (323) 933-8918 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.
Whether you are interested in surrogacy or egg donation as an intended parent or potential donor, the process can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Begin your journey today!