Egg Donor FAQs
Donating Eggs in San Diego
If you are interested in becoming an egg donor, here you can find answers
to some questions we frequently hear from both first time and experienced
donors. Be sure to review our
Donation process pages for detailed info on our specific procedures. You can also
contact us directly if you have a specific question or concern that has not been
Who can become an egg donor?
Egg donors at Asian Egg Bank are between 21 and 29 years old. In some cases,
we may accept egg donors older than 30 years old who have previously cycled
with exceptional outcomes.
You must undergo a thorough medical and psychological evaluation to determine
whether you are qualified to become an egg donor at Asian Egg Bank.
Will recipients know who I am?
No. Unless you specifically request that you wish to meet recipients and/or
disclose personal information to them, you will remain anonymous.
Identifying information including your full name, address, phone number
and email address remains confidential. Information that is disclosed
to recipients is limited to your medical history, educational background,
and your physical characteristics.
How much time does the medical screening take?
You will see a physician for the initial medical screening, which includes
an ultrasound, physical exam and blood tests on the 2nd or 3rd day of
your period. This is a one-time visit, and takes approximately 1½
hours. Additional evaluations are conducted by phone after you complete
the initial medical screening.
How long does it take to complete egg retrieval?
It takes approximately 10 – 14 days to complete an egg retrieval.
During this time, you will be required to visit the clinic for blood work
and ultrasound evaluations approximately every other day.
How many times can I donate?
Some egg donors wish to donate more than once. According to the American
Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), an egg donor may donate up to
6 times during her lifetime. Asian Egg Bank supports this policy.
When will I receive my compensation?
Compensation is given to donors within 7 days following an egg retrieval.