What is egg donation?
Egg donation builds families. It helps those who are unable to become parents on their own.
People choose egg donation for different reasons—some are struggling with infertility, others are same-sex couples or single individuals.
How many times can I donate with Circle Egg Donation?
Most of our clinics will only allow an egg donor to participate in an egg donation five to six times.
I am on birth control, can I still be an Egg Donor?
Yes, but it depends on the form of birth control you are using. Acceptable forms of birth control include birth control pills, the nuva ring, the patch, and non-copper IUDs. If you have an IUD, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have it removed upon matching with IPs.
If you are currently using Implanon or Depo-Provera for birth control you will need to switch to one of the acceptable forms listed above and have at least three menstrual cycles before applying to become a donor.
The application to be in your program is very long. Why do you need all this information?
Most of the information on our application is requested by the IVF clinic for its screening. We also use the information for matching purposes with the intended parents and the information helps the couples and single individuals in our program learn about you.
Who is responsible for paying the bills?
The family that you donate to will be responsible for medical bills, travel bills, and other expenses related to the donation.
Do I have to have medical insurance?
It is recommended that all people have medical insurance but if you don't you can still be a donor in our program. The intended parent you are matched with will purchase complications insurance for you.
Will donating affect my own fertility?
No relationship between egg donation and future fertility has been clearly established, although research is continuing. Egg donation does not deplete your ovarian reserve. Each month you release a number of eggs, but only one comes to maturity, generally. The hormones administered in the donation process stimulate more than one to reach maturity. Women in their 20s have hundreds of thousands of viable eggs, although the number diminishes over time.