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What Is Egg Donation?

Egg donation provides viable options for intended parents

For couples and individuals dealing with infertility, egg donation can help them have a baby. The team at our Texas egg donor program works with potential egg donors and intended parents to ensure a positive outcome for everyone involved. Through egg donation, our donors can help intended parents create a beautiful family.

Understanding the need for egg donation

For patients who have tried but can’t conceive, our physicians will first need to diagnose the cause of infertility. In some cases, the issues stem from the female partner. These issues could involve hormones, physical issues, maternal age or a combination of factors. Depending on the exact problem, donor eggs may be the best option for moving forward and conceiving a child.

The 411 on becoming an egg donor

As an egg donor, your gift will enable an infertile couple to fulfill their goal of achieving parenthood. Our egg donor team works to find potential candidates who have given thoughtful consideration to egg donation and understand the commitment level involved with the process.

Initially, we look for egg donors who meet the following criteria:

  • 18 to 30 years old
  • Healthy weight range and BMI
  • Non-smoker
  • Drug free
  • No underlying health issues

Steps for becoming an egg donor

Before becoming an egg donor, you should consider the impact of this decision. Although you will receive compensation as an egg donor, egg donation has both physical and emotional implications for donors. We want to protect both intended parents and donors, so we have a strict screening process that includes a physical examination, blood tests, complete health history, drug screening, infectious disease screening and genetic testing.

Moving forward with egg donation

After you make it through the initial egg donor screening, one of our staff members will enter your information into our database. Once you are selected by prospective parents, we will complete the full evaluation. Then, our team will begin the process of regulating your cycle in preparation for the egg retrieval.

Learn about the factors to consider when deciding to become an egg donor from former Texas Egg Donor, Mallory:

As an egg donor, you can help a couple or individual struggling to have a child. In our Austin fertility center, we will walk you through the entire egg donation process and answer any questions you have. If you are interested in becoming an egg donor, contact us for more information.

Thinking About Becoming an Egg Donor?

If you meet all of the eligibility requirements listed, please click on the “Donor Application” to apply.