Looking for a way to make money? If you are a woman between the ages of 21 and 35, and in good physical shape without any medical conditions, you may be eligible to donate eggs. Though many donation centers prefer women who have already given birth or donated before, this does not mean that you will not be eligible for the program.
Women must research donating eggs before jumping head-first into the procedure. A lot is involved with donating eggs. You will be subjected to a battery of tests including: a psychological exam, gynecological exam, a standard physical and blood and urine analyses. Be sure to know your family history, as questions of their medical past will be asked as well.
Be aware that the processes used to increase fertility may cause unpleasant symptoms, such as hot flashes, sleep problems, fatigue and breast tenderness. OHSS, or ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, is also a possibility and cause for discomfort. It involves swelling and fluid retention in the ovaries, making abdominal pain prevalent. Carefully review all of the adverse effects of being a donor before you decide to become one.
Once you are approved as a candidate for egg donation, ask yourself who you want to donate the eggs to. There are medical facilities that treat infertility. There a brokers who work for others to procure eggs and then there are facilities looking for specific qualities in a person before they collect eggs.
After you have selected an avenue to donate your eggs, you will be given a series of hormones to stimulate egg production. During this time, you will be under medical scrutiny, to ensure everything goes according to plan. The eggs are then harvested through a small surgical procedure.
Your eggs will be given to women who battle infertility, to those who fear genetic disorders, or to those who simply want a child, but do not have a partner. All of these are good reasons to donate eggs.
Payment can be anywhere from the thousands to numerous thousands of dollars for egg donation. It depends on the facility and who the recipient of the eggs will be. Compensation is high due to the length of time it takes to donate and the procedures involved. Payment may also vary depending on age, ethnicity, and genetic make-up. Egg donation is actually a very quick way to make a lot of cash and can be done several times.
If you have upwards of a month to provide eggs, the outcome may be very satisfying. Not only do you receive compensation, but also piece of mind that you may be helping someone create a family, who wouldn’t have been able to without your help.
Have You Considered Becoming an Egg Donor?, attainivf.com, retrieved March 19, 2012