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Become an Egg Donor in Indiana

Egg donation (or Oocyte donation) involves removing eggs from a woman (donor) who is healthy and fertile. After being removed, the eggs are either frozen for the future or used immediately by hopeful parents-to-be.

  • Why Become An Egg Donor?

    1 in 8 families struggle to have children. At Indiana Fertility Institute, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to have a family. Our egg donation program is uniquely focused on matching recipient patients with donated eggs with the goal of achieving a successful, healthy pregnancy.

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  • Who Can Become an Egg Donor?

    • Egg Donors must be healthy females between the ages of 21-30, with no significant medical history (non-smoker/vaper), and a BMI (Body Mass Index) less than 35 to qualify. Women who elect to apply and participate in Indiana Fertility Institute’s egg donation must undergo the following prior to donation:
      • Blood Tests: Donors will undergo testing for genetic diseases, infectious disease, as well as ovarian age.
      • Drug screening: Donors will be tested to determine illicit drug usage
      • Physical Consultation: Donors must consult with a physician for an interview, physical exam, and an explanation of procedures, including risks and side effects.
      • Mental Health Evaluation: Donors will meet with a psychologist to help you understand the donation process and all that comes with us and ensure your well-being.

      Apply to become an egg donor.

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  • How Does Egg Donation work?

    Translated from Latin to mean fertilization in glass, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) where an egg is fertilized outside of the uterus. ARTs include any treatment where eggs, sperm or embryos are handled outside of the body. Once fertilized, the embryo can then be cryopreserved or frozen for future use, donated to another woman or implanted into the uterus in hopes of attaching itself to the lining of the uterus and ultimately becoming a baby.

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The Basic Steps of Oocyte Donation

Oocyte donation is a method of assisted reproduction technology in which a fertile woman donates an egg, or oocyte to receive the benefit of helping a family conceive. Some women are unable to produce oocytes for a multitude of reasons, including prior health issues, advanced age, or premature ovarian failure.

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    Ovarian Stimulation

    The start of the egg donation process will correspond to the beginning half of a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is crucial to control the timing of the follicle and (sacs that contain the oocyte) oocyte development and to increase the chance of obtaining more than one oocyte, and therefore, fertility drugs are used. Subcutaneous injection medications, such as Lupron (leuprolide acetate), and FSH (purified follicle stimulating hormone) are self-administered.

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    Follicular Monitoring

    Blood tests and pelvic ultrasounds will be conducted once it is determined the follicles are nearing maturity. Once it is determined that the follicles are mature, HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) will be administered via injection, and the oocyte retrieval will be scheduled for 36 hours post-injection.

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    Oocyte Retrieval

    The retrieval process is considered an outpatient procedure, and requires mild sedation, allowing you to recover at home same-day.  It is performed by ultrasound-guided ovarian aspiration,  a procedure in which an ultrasound probe is inserted in the vagina and the follicles are visualized on the monitor screen. A needle is inserted through the vagina and into the follicle, and the contents aspirated with a suction device. The fluid is immediately passed into the laboratory to identify if an oocyte is present.

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    After Care

    Following the procedure,  you will recover for about 1-2 hours and then be free to recover at home. We do require that someone is available to drive you home. Feeling bloated for the remainder of your cycle due to the stimulation of the ovaries is normal. The next few periods may have a delayed start and be heavier than normal but normal menstrual cycles should resume within two months. If complications post-procedure arise, care will be provided through Indiana Fertility Institute.

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Take the First Step

We truly value your selflessness and compassion, and therefore, our egg donors are generously compensated. You may earn up to $5,000 for your time and energy spent while undergoing treatment. There’s no greater gift than helping a family achieve their dreams. Become an egg donor today.

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