I was searching through some job ad’s one day and stumbled across an ad for egg donation. It was for actually for another egg donation company and I signed up. A year after being on their books (with no successful donations), my sister joined Egg Donation SA and recommended that I join them too. Within 2 days I had emailed EDSA and registered as a donor with them. My first donation occurred in December 2009 and it couldn’t have been easier.
I’m no fan of needles, but they are so small you hardly feel them. Apart from some of the usual bloating around “that” time, I felt no different from how I usually felt. When the day to donate came around, I went to the clinic and was greeted by exceptionally friendly staff. Within an hour the procedure was over and I woke up with slight discomfort which subsided within half an hour.
A few weeks later they called me to tell me that the donation was successful and that the recipient was pregnant with twins! I was (and still am) absolutely elated and so proud that I had a hand in helping a couple start a family that they possibly would have not had otherwise – and I would definitely donate again!