Egg donor pay has some controversy around it. Should egg donors with more desirable physical traits or higher test scores be compensated more? The ASRM guidelines are that donors should not compensated more than $10,000.
However, egg donor compensation pay is still an open market. Some years ago, the legal system tried to regulate how much an egg donor can be paid for performing an egg donation. The egg donors unified and came back stating that no legal system can dictate how much they are compensated for offering their eggs to another couple.
And the egg donors won. Because girl power.
The truth is, intended parents want to compensate you for the ultimate gift you are offering them. This is their way of giving back to you in hopes that this monetary amount also helps you on your own journey in life.
Here’s an in-depth look at why compensation is necessary for an egg donor:
Becoming an egg donor will require part of your time. Most donors find that the time commitment is only more intense surrounding the few days around the actual egg retrieval.
Initially you’ll undergo a psychological evaluation and a genetic assessment. These are your ticket items in to meet your wonderful IVF physician. The first meet and greet is just a one day trip to have ultrasounds performed on your ovaries and have some blood work done.
When medications are shipped to your home, you’ll start them there. The doctor will bring you close tot he clinic to monitor your for the days surrounding your retrieval. Egg donor pay is in large part to compensate you for the time you are offering to your intended parent.
This helps make up for lost work wages too. A donor deserves egg donor pay as she invests part of her time in her match.
A Bit of Commit(ment)
Egg donation is not for women with commitment issues. Donors have to be fully committed and show complete follow through once they are matched. Donors who pull out at the last minute or after intended parents have spent thousands of dollars on their evaluations and blood work can create some substantial emotional and financial stress on a couple going through IVF.
Your egg donor pay is partly to compensate you for your commitment to the process which is invaluable. It is a gift given you in return for showing up to each appointment, evaluation, and committing your heart to helping someone fulfill their dream of building a little family.
The Travel Channel
Many donors will need to travel to the IVF clinic that the intended parents have chosen. At Elevate, we only partner with the best IVF clinics and doctors in the nation. We carefully select and choose those with great protocols for caring for an egg donor’s health.
Because some of the best clinics are located in different parts of the country, it sometimes requires some travel for the donor. Many egg donors see this as an exciting part of their journey. You are entitled to a companion, flights, a lovely hotel, and per diem for you and your guest as you stay close to your IVF doctor so they can monitor you religiously and care for you.
Your egg donor pay goes to cover an inconvenience having to travel away from your home sweet home may cause. But we also hope you have some good meals out in a great city, and enjoy your stay!
The truth is, not everyone feels excited about parting with their genes and donating them to others. Those women who do so are truly selfless, giving, beautiful souls who deserve fantastic egg donor pay.
As you give some of yourself away to assist those who can’t conceive on their own, you will find it to be one of the most fulfilling things you can do for another. Egg donation is the ultimate gift. You are compensated with egg donor pay because of your willingness to be so generous with your genetics.
In egg donation, you will self administer (with the help of an expert nurse) small injectable hormones that are naturally occurring in your body. These are in amplified amounts to stimulate your resting follicles so your ovaries create more than one egg at a time.
Every clinical study has shown that egg donation is a safe and healthy process. The hormones are all FDA approved. Furthermore, at Elevate we have never had a donor experience hyper stimulation (the most common risk in donating). We partner with great establishments who care for you as well as we do.
However, there will be times that you are perhaps a little uncomfortable or feel some bloating. You will be asking your physical self to do something that it has not before. While 99% of donors experience little to no side affects, you are still committing your body to the process and should be compensated for doing so.
We Believe in Elevated Egg Donor Pay
At Elevate Egg Donor Agency, we believe in egg donor pay. We believe any woman who is willing to donate to a family in need should be compensated for her time, commitment, flexibility with travel and her psychical offering during her cycle.
We work hard to ensure you are satisfied with the gift you’re given in return from your lovely intended parents. While we know it is not your reason for donating, it is certainly a wonderful aspect of egg donation.
It’s the big “THANK YOU!” from those whose lives you will have changed forever. We support egg donor compensation and during an in-depth discussion with you, we will decide on what you’d like your egg donor pay to be.
When you’re ready to change a life and give the ultimate gift, click here to schedule a consultation with us.