Egg Donor FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the egg donation process take?
A: In total, the egg donation process spreads over approximately 3 to 5 weeks of calendar time (roughly 8 appointments). The ELITE IVF team will be there to guide you the entire way — from preparation to egg retrieval and recovery.
Is my egg donation anonymous?
What if I wish to have an Open ID egg donation?
An open donation, on the other hand, allows the intended parents or child (once he/she reaches the age of 18) to access information about the egg donor.
Both donors and recipients have full control in choosing whether they wish to participate in an anonymous or open donation program.
Do I have any responsibility to any children who may be born?
If I donate my eggs, will I run out?
Can I donate my eggs more than once?
Is there medical screening involved?
Are there any short-term risks?
A: Like most medical procedures, egg donation does carry small risks and possible side effects.
Common side effects of the egg donation medication are temporary and may include headaches, mood swings, bloating, nausea, and/or brief injection site reactions. Any symptoms will typically subside 48 hours after egg collection. Our medical team will remain in close contact with each and every donor to ensure all her needs are met. The team will also deal with any issues that arise, from medication to travel and wage reimbursement.
There is a very small risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, which occurs in just 1-3% of cases.
Where is the egg donation process performed?
A: The egg collection is performed by ELITE IVF’s medical partner clinics and our leading team of fertility specialists.
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