Egg Donors

Thinking about becoming an egg donor?

Egg Donor Qualifications

  • 21-31 years old
  • Healthy weight
  • Non smoking
  • No significant history for chronic medical conditions or genetic diseases
  • Physically and emotionally healthy
  • Must participate in and pass a screening process including a psychological examination
  • Must have transportation

Get started by filling out an application.

Please follow the instructions below:
  • Type your answers into the fields
  • Save the form to your computer
  • Attach the completed application and required photos to an email
  • Send it to donoregg@northwell.edu with “PHI” in the subject line

Our donor egg team will then contact you and inform you of next steps. Please be aware that the reviewing process typically takes 1-3 weeks.

You will be financially compensated $8,000 for your efforts.

THE DONOR EGG PROCESS

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Phase One: Becoming a Donor
  • Fill out the electronic donor egg application and email the completed form to humanrepro@nshs.edu with “PHI” in the subject line with the required photos attached to the email. Our donor egg team will then contact you and inform you of next steps. Please be aware that the reviewing process typically takes 1-3 weeks.
  • If your application is approved, you will come in for a consultation with a nurse and complete a psychological testing.
  • Provided everything is OK with your testing, you will visit with a psychologist.
  • You will then come into our office for a consultation appointment with physician.
  • On cycle day 3 you will visit our office again so we can draw blood to check your hormones for adequate ovarian responsiveness.
Phase Two: Egg Donation*

*Provided all screening above is passed

  • You will self-administer medications for 7-10 days to stimulate multiple eggs to grow. The Donor Egg Team will teach you to do this. You will need to be available some mornings before 9 AM. We are able to provide notes to your employer during this time.
  • After the follicles have been appropriately stimulated, we will remove them from your ovaries in a brief procedure. You will need to have someone with you during this procedure that can stay with you for the remainder of the day.
  • When your next period comes, you will need to come by the office one last time for an ultrasound to make sure everything has returned to normal.

You will be financially compensated $8,000 for your efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Do We Need Egg Donors?
  • Some women are born without functioning ovaries.
  • Women with certain genetic disorders are not able to conceive naturally.
  • Younger women’s ovaries sometimes fail prematurely for unknown reasons.
  • Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of these can damage the ovaries.
Is the egg retrieval procedure painful?

Egg retrieval is performed under anesthesia and there is rarely pain after the procedure.

How long does the whole process take?

The length of the process varies from patient to patient. The stimulation cycle usually take 7-13 days.

Is there a need for egg donors?

The demand for egg donors has been significantly increasing over the past decade due to many reasons, such as women establishing their careers and waiting longer to start a family.

Do egg donors get paid?

Because there will inevitably be some inconvenience during this process, egg donors will be financially compensated $8,000 for their efforts.

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  • If you have questions, contact us by filling out this form.
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