Donor FAQ

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To become an egg donor at AED, you must be a healthy Asian woman between the ages of 20 and 30. You should also have some flexibility to your schedule that will allow you to make the necessary clinic appointments (generally in the early morning 7-9am) during the last 2 weeks of the process.

Asian Egg Donation LLC allows donors set their compensation fee based on each individual's time and effort. However, Donor can be matched sooner with reasonable compensation request. Consider the fact that egg donation is a very expensive process for Recipients, higher donor compensation can cause financial difficulty on many couples who are so desperately want to have a child.

AED suggested compensation for Donors is $7,000-$10,000. Experienced Donors compensation can be up to $15,000. The Donor can expect to receive a portion of her compensation ($500-$800) when she begins her injections and will receive the remainder of her compensation immediately upon confirming egg retrieval completion.

Arrangements will be made by our agency for you to travel to the recipients' clinic for the initial screening appointment and the final week for the retrieval at the end of the process. For the retrieval trip, you may also bring a responsible adult companion with you. Your recipient will pay for travel expenses incurred as a result of your donation, including the travel expenses for your companion.
The donor is required to attend clinic appointments 6-8 times during the course of 2-3 months. The donor will self-administrate daily hormone injections for about 2 weeks to stimulate her ovarian production. She is closely monitored by a clinic physician throughout this process by vaginal ultrasound and blood hormone tests. Once her eggs are “ready”, she is scheduled for a procedure (retrieval) to remove the eggs from her ovaries. This procedure is done under sedation in an outpatient setting without pain.
Egg donation has been arround for 30 years and more than 100,000 babies have been born through this method. All medical procedures are not without some risk. However,egg retrieval is considered a low risk minimally invasive procedure, and today you have less than 1% chance of any severe side effects. Egg donation should not affect your fertility-the eggs retrieved are only taken from your current month's menstrual cycle and those same eggs would have been discarded by your body anyway. Your future eggs will be safe and you should have no issues getting pregnant later.
You may experience mild abdominal cramps or discomfort like menstrual cramps after the procedure and are encouraged to relax for the rest of the day. Most donors return to work or school the following day.
Yes, you will be required to take birth control pills as prescribed by the clinic.
Yes. The eggs are produced and retrieved directly from your ovaries – it doesn’t require use of the fallopian tubes.
No. Each woman begins with millions of eggs in their ovaries. During a normal menstrual cycle, a woman's ovaries develop many follicles; one egg is selected to mature for ovulation while the rest of the follicles are discarded and absorbed into the woman's body. Egg donation stimulates these follicles to maturity. Most donors will have 10 to 20 eggs retrieved each donation cycle.
No, the egg donation process does not affect your future fertility.
Most donations are anonymous, but a meeting can be arranged if both you and the recipients are comfortable with a meeting. It would not create an obligation for the two parties to continue a relationship after the retrieval. In most cases, it is only a chance for the recipient to better understand their donor's personality and ask remaining questions that were not addressed in the donor's profile. These meetings can be attended with a clinic counselor or agency staff and only first names are given-some donors may choose to use an alias.
If it is an anonymous donation, the couple will not be able to find your personal identification, such as your name and personal contact information. They will only know your characteristics from your donor profile. However, if the child does want to look for donor, both couple and donor agreed, he/she is suggested wait until they are an adult.
The primary risk is a condition called Ovarian Hyper-stimulation Syndrome. This is relatively rare (1-3% of IVF cases). Careful monitoring will be done by doctors to avoid this possibility. Symptoms include weight gain and a feeling of extreme bloating. Also, as with any procedure, a risk of infection exists, you will most likely be given antibiotics to avoid this. Lastly, around the time of the egg retrieval, your body will become extremely fertile and abstaining from intercourse will be required to avoid an unwanted and likely multiple-birth pregnancy.
Most appointments are scheduled for early in the morning so a donor will have as little disruption to her schedule as possible. The egg retrieval procedure will require an entire day free, however. It is very important that you recognize the level of responsibility required in making and keeping these appointments, and in doing so, be very honest with yourself as to whether or not donation would be possible for you and your work, school and personal schedule.
You can donate up to six times, with 2-3 months apart.
Yes, we accept all donors with any Asian backgrounds. In fact, the demands for donors with mixed Asian heritages and multiracial ethnic backgrounds have been very high from many of our Intended Parents.
We require that you keep us updated with your contact information and any new medical issues that arise up to 18 years after your retrieval. keep in mind that until you disclose these new issues, the maternal medical history of the conceived child/children will remain a mystery to them, complicating aspects of their lives.