Become an Egg Donor with Hudson Valley Fertility
Apply to Become an Egg Donor
In order to qualify as an egg donor, donor must undergo screening process, Once the screening is complete and a legal contract signed, the donor will begin the donation cycle, which typically takes between three and six weeks. An egg retrieval procedure comprises both the Egg Donor’s Cycle and the Recipient’s Cycle. Birth control pills are administered during the first few weeks of the egg donation process to synchronize the donor’s cycle with the recipient’s, followed by a series of injections which halt the normal functioning of the donor’s ovaries. These injections may be self-administered on a daily basis for a period of one to three weeks. Next, follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) are given to the donor to stimulate egg production and increases the number of mature eggs produced by the ovaries. Throughout the cycle the donor is monitored often by a physician using blood tests and ultrasound exams to determine the donor’s stimulation to the hormones and the progress of follicle growth.
Once the doctor decides the follicles are mature, your clinic will establish the date and time for the egg retrieval procedure. Approximately 36 hours before retrieval, the donor must administer one last injection of HCG hormone to ensure that her eggs are ready to be harvested. The egg retrieval itself is a minimally invasive surgical procedure lasting 20–30 minutes, performed under sedation. A small ultrasound-guided needle is inserted through the vagina to aspirate the follicles in both ovaries, which extracts the eggs. After resting in a recovery room for an hour or two, the donor is released. Most donors resume regular activities by the next day.
Please Visit the New York State Department of Health for the Egg Donor Guidebook, a helpful resource for potential egg donors.
If you would like to assist others in achieving a family, please contact the Third Party Reproduction Team for more detailed information and a confidential phone consultation regarding your eligibility of becoming an egg donor.