Becoming an egg donor can be exciting and gratifying experience. Helping a family in need achieve their dream of having a child is often a tremendously rewarding experience, not just for the recipients, but for the donors as well.
Women who are thinking about becoming an egg donor, or women who have donated in the past and are interested in doing so again often wonder how often they can donate.
At Duke Fertility Center, we follow some simple guidelines on how often prospective donors can donate their eggs. Our fertility experts support your decision to donate, and follow these nationally accepted guidelines so that both you and the intended mother can be safe and healthy.
Q: Do you have to be a certain age to donate eggs?
A: To maximize fertility and health parameters, we accept donor candidates between the ages of 21-30. We want our donors’ eggs to be of the highest quality so we can insure the intended parents that they have the highest chance of conception.
Q: How often can I donate?
A: We accept up to six separate donations from an eligible donor.
Q: Why the limit to six donations?
A: While the American Society of Reproductive Medicine has found no reason to believe that egg donation can have negative long term effects, our goal is to protect donors like you from potential health risks.
Egg donors can have one recipient family per treatment cycle. The recipient family may have an average of 1 to 3 children. Limiting the number of donations a woman makes helps to decrease possible risks of donor-conceived children accidentally meeting up with each other.
Q: What should I do if I have further questions?
A: If you have any further questions about if you are eligible to be an egg donor or how often you can donate your eggs, don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call at (919) 572-8876.
As you consider making the courageous and generous decision to donate your eggs, the doctors and staff at Duke Fertility Center are committed to providing you with the information and care you need.
Are you ready to give the gift of life to another family? Apply today to be an egg donor.