Thank you for your interest in becoming an egg donor! It's the generosity of women like you who help infertile women to make their dream of parenthood come true. Egg donation can be one of the most powerful and rewarding decisions that you make--and it can be the beginning of a beautiful family for someone else.
The Basic Requirements
- Between 18 and 28 years of age
- Physically and psychologically healthy
- Proportionate height and weight: BMI of 18-25 [ BMI Calculator ]
- Have a regular, monthly menstrual cycle
- Not using contraceptive implants or Depo-Provera injections for birth control
- Have both ovaries
- No current use of psychoactive drugs
- No history of substance abuse
- No family history of inheritable genetic disorders
- Dependable, mature and able to keep appointments
- Able to come to our office in Bloomfield Hills, MI for several weeks during egg donation process
Why Choose our Center for Donor Egg IVF?
- Your treatment will be as private as possible;
- We work with genetic counselors, attorneys and psychologists who have specific experience in the area of Donor Egg IVF; by doing so, we seek to provide the best quality of care available
- You have the option to donate to our donor egg bank, the Michigan Egg Bank, which allows for greater flexibility for your schedule (because your cycle will not have to be coordinated with the donor's cycle) and it guarantees you will be done quickly with your cycle rather than have to wait for a recipient to choose you. Often, at egg donor agencies, egg donors wait for years and sometimes are never chosen; at Michigan Egg Bank, if you are accepted into our program, you can be done with your cycle in about 4-6 weeks and receive compensation of $3000 immediately afterward your egg retrieval procedure.
- We treat our egg donors with the care and respect they deserve.
If You Would Like to Apply:
To start the egg donation process, please complete this pre-screening application.
If you are accepted into the program, you will receive our complete attention and support, as well as compensation for your time and trouble. If you don't have your own health insurance, we can arrange for you to have coverage for the duration of your treatment cycle.
Over the course of the cycle, you will:
- Have your blood drawn and tested
- Meet with a psychologist
- Meet with a genetic counselor
- Meet with Dr. Mersol-Barg and our nurses
- Have drug and tobacco screening
- Have several transvaginal ultrasounds
- Give yourself injections (or have someone give them to you)
- Have egg retrieval surgery, which is minor surgery where the doctor will remove your mature eggs with a fine needle while you are under sedation.
At Michigan Reproductive Medicine, women who choose to donate their eggs are treated with the same care and compassion that all patients expect and deserve.
Below is a note we received from one of the wonderful young women who has donated her eggs to help another woman have the baby of her dreams. She wrote this to any one considering donating her eggs:
"I have to say that the process of donating my eggs was by far the most wonderful and rewarding experience I have ever had. I was apprehensive at first about the process and what it entailed but having the support system at the Michigan Reproductive Medicine and Dr. Mersol-Barg there to answer all my questions, any time I had them, definitely made the process one I am excited to repeat! My one piece of advice going forward would be to not let yourself be put off by the process, it may seem intimidating to those of us who are a little squeamish (Like me!) but going through it is really a cool journey and you’ll learn a lot along the way."
"Thank you so much for making the egg donation process a really cool experience!"