We care about professional services to our special Donors. It’s about you, not us. There’s no such thing as a perfect look and feel: we need women of all races, heights and appearance.
“Dandelions thrive under the most adverse conditions”
As an Egg Donor, you will join our team of special people, all local, all carefully selected to make sure that our Recipients have the best possible chance of achieving their dream of a family. You will share in a wonderful interactive process where you are truly appreciated: we support you with psychological and legal services, education and co-ordination of the Egg Donor cycle.
When you’re one of us, you are supported. Properly.
We want you to enjoy the experience and, once chosen, you will find yourself part of a team of people dedicated to bringing joy to Recipients, who, with your help, can realise their dreams of starting a family.
This is a very serious, emotional and expensive business for infertile parents. Above all, they need to know that you are committed to give your time and to stay healthy during the process of helping another human being to become a parent.
You’re obviously a compassionate and kind woman; Recipients will want a sense of responsibility to match. We need you to be sure that you can fully commit to the journey.
Are you suitable to become an Egg Donor?
– Age 20 to 33
– Have a Body Mass Index between 18 and 28
– A regular menstrual cycle
– Not on injectable contraception (please double check with us if unsure)
Register as an Egg Donor with ababySA
Complete the pre-application form
When you answer five qualifying questions that suggest you have the right stuff, you’ll get a verification mail from us with a login so you can fill out the main unlocked application that contains all the information we need to match you with future parents.
Complete the full application
You have 30 days to complete the full application and to submit images of yourself as a toddler or baby. Save the form as you complete it and you can work through it in stages at your convenience. Our secure database is password-protected: we are a completely anonymous egg donor agency! Confidential or identifying information will not be shared with anyone, ever.
Once you’re accepted, you can login anytime to update your profile and manage your images. You will have access to an online tutorial, and you can contact us at any stage for further information. Our Egg Donor FAQs are also comprehensive so please check here for answers as well.
The Medical Procedure:
After you’re chosen, there will be an appointment with the doctors at your clinic (about an hour). Also, an hour, once-off, with a psychologist. And during the actual procedure, you’ll have to visit the clinic three to four times (over a two-week period) for ultrasounds, checkups and to coordinate your cycle with the recipient mother.
This happens with a carefully-managed program of fertility medicine that coordinates your menstrual cycle with that of your Recipient, given over that 14-day period. The Egg Retrieval will happen under procedural (conscious) sedation, a medical term for very light anaesthestics or sedatives to minimise pain and discomfort. You’re usually able to speak and respond to the doctors and nurses while they retrieve your eggs vaginally, using a suction needle.
You will be in the best possible specialist medical hands, treated by doctors who specialise in fertility medicine and who are wholly focused on your wellbeing.
You are not responsible for any medical costs. They are all covered by your Recipient. This is a very big deal for them, emotionally AND financially, and they want you to have the best possible treatment and care.
You will be paid an inconvenience allowance for the time and energy you expend in gifting your eggs, to help parents with their dream of having children. The South African Medical Ethics committee have recommended R7,000 per donation cycle (depending on your Clinic), paid in cash, by the clinic, on the day of the egg retrieval, after the procedure.
Your eggs are not sold, they are gifted and no price can be put on that gift.
Your recipient parents will never forget you.
We are associated with Fertility Clinics in all the major Centres: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. Usually, you will be asked to donate at a Clinic close to where you live or work, however, you may choose to donate nationally (become a ‘travelling donor’). As we’ve said, all travel, accommodation and subsistence is paid by your Recipient. Also, if you live more than 100km from a Clinic, and you can manage the time to travel for daily appointments during the last two-weeks of the Egg Donation Cycle, you will be repaid for your travel costs.
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