How to Choose an Egg Donor

The world of egg donation is scary and confusing. How much information is available on potential donors, what factors are important, how do you decide? Our guests to discuss egg donation were Theresa M. Erickson, an attorney who practices exclusively in the areas of family formation, surrogacy, egg and sperm donation and embryo donation; Nancy Block, a co-founder of the Donor Network Alliance (DNA), an online service of compiling many different donor agencies with over 5,000 donors.

Hit the Highlights
  • How much information is available on egg donors?
  • What type of screening should be done on egg donors? Psychological, personal medical, family medical?
  • Can it be determined how well the donor will stimulate and how many eggs will be produced before you choose?
  • Do you have to be RH compatible with your donor?
  • Where is the best place to find an egg donor?
  • Are egg donor agencies licensed?
  • How important is the age of the donor?
  • How much does it cost to use an egg donor?
  • Do the intended parents who are paying for an egg donor, pay even if the cycle is cancelled?
  • What happens if the donor only produces a few eggs?
  • How many times can a donor donate?
  • Can the egg donor be contacted in the future in case of a medical emergency?