What is an Egg Donor?
Couples (or singles) may want a child, but can’t fall pregnant using their own eggs. There are many medical reasons why this happens, such as premature ovarian failure, no ovaries, early menopause, age- induced ovulatory dysfunction and advanced endometriosis. The female may carry undesirable genetic traits, or had her eggs damaged by exposure to auto immune diseases. Or cancer treatment may harm remaining eggs.
Often, after repeated in-vitro fertilization procedures and repeated pregnancy loss, a couple will choose to use the male sperm to fertilise a donated egg. In this way their child carries half of their genetic material and the woman gets to experience being pregnant and everything that goes with it!
An Egg Donor provides her eggs to help these couples realise their dreams of a family.
- If you’re female, aged 20 to 33, of any race, healthy and from a healthy family, you can do it! You should also have a regular Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 29 (http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmi-m.htm) and a regular menstrual cycle.
- We will match you with recipients who want a child, but can’t fall pregnant using their own eggs. There are many medical reasons why this happens, but after repeated in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures and repeated pregnancy loss, a couple may choose to use the male sperm to fertilise a donated egg so that their child carries half of their genetic material.
- It’s completely anonymous: our secure database is password-protected. You will join our list of possible egg donors, where registered ababySA Recipients (those looking for eggs to start a family) can view your profile. They will not know your identity, but will see a bit about you, physically, as well as relevant details of your medical and family history. Your name will be a pseudonym and pictures of you are only of toddler-age and less
- All Recipients have some things in common: they’ve been through years of infertility treatments; they’ve spent many thousands of Rands and have endured many disappointments. And you can help them become parents!
- We work with the best, result-driven Clinics in South Africa, who recognise the tremendous gift made by you, our Egg Donor. We assist in matching you to the perfect parent. When you are chosen, you will start the Egg Donation process. You in good hands: the Clinics are all run by Medical Specialists who are passionate about Reproductive Medicine. We all want to be sure that you are absolutely ready to enter our program.
- We are a completely anonymous egg donor agency! Confidential or identifying information will not be shared with anyone, ever. Never. Ever.
This may be the greatest thing you ever do.
The Recipients pay all medical and associated costs; so this is a very big deal for them, emotionally AND financially, and they want you to have the best possible treatment and care.
The South African Medical Ethics committee recommend R5,000 compensation to the Egg Donor per donation cycle, as an inconvenience allowance for the time and energy you expend in gifting your eggs, to help parents with their dream of having children. The compensation is paid in cash, by the clinic, on the day of the egg retrieval, after the procedure. You may be asked to travel for your donation. If so, all expenses (such as airline tickets, hotel, transport and a nominal daily allowance) will be paid by your Recipient.
The cost to you is time, the weight of a wish of love and of hope. Eggs are not sold, they are gifted and no price can be put on that gift.
Your recipient parents will never forget you.
Now, register with us. An online, secure form will magically appear and you can tell us some basic information about yourself. Our cyber-imps have a look and – as long as you fit the basic requirements – we’ll ask you to commit by filling out a detailed application that gives enough information for prospective parents to decide your eggs and genetics fit their profile!
Egg Donation is a gift of giving, of sheer generosity of spirit, and to take part is to gift the miracle of life.
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