Becoming an Ovum Donor is not a simple decision. There are many factors that can influence a woman's decision to share her genetic material and help a loving family to grow. Although financial recompense is provided, most women who pursue donation are interested in helping others to conceive a child. GFS considers the emotional, psychological and physical health of all potential donors to be very important and our rigorous screening process helps us filter out any women who might be too immature yet to fully appreciate the responsibilities involved, or due to financial hardships solely motivated by the lofty fee some donation agencies offer.
A Brief Overview of the Donation Process
There are two phases to the medical procedure of ovum donation, the stimulation of the ovaries and the retrieval of the mature eggs at the end of the cycle. Below is a brief overview of some of the highlights along the way.
Ovarian hyperstimulation is the first step. This is accomplished via the administration of 3 drugs: to regulate the menstrual cycle, stimulate the follicles and trigger ovulation to retrieve the mature eggs. For more information on these medications and the procedure please refer to this article.
At Global Fertility Center we understand that the decision to share your genetic material with another family involves commitment and sacrifice of time and effort. We take these matters into account when considering what fair and appropriate compensation should be. You are much more than your genetic material to us, you are a critical component in helping families to grow.
All donors are paid the same compensation, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or other individual considerations.
- First time donors are compensated $6,000
- Second time donors are compensated $7,000
- Third time donors are compensated $8,000
Repeat donors are compensated at a higher rate to reflect the ongoing time, effort and stress on the body of multiple donation cycles. In addition to this compensation Global Fertility Center provides all necessary support to make your donation experience as positive as possible.