Would you consider donating eggs to another woman? Read on to find out more about the process, and why it might just be an experience worth having.
Having a baby is one of life’s most precious gifts, but for a lot of people, infertility and other health issues are a major obstacle on the road to parenthood. Often, couples who are struggling to conceive find that they have poor egg quality, in which case, an egg donor can provide the help they need.
While the egg donation procedure itself is done with extreme care by a team of medical professionals, and comes with support and guidance along the way, there is more to the process than physical considerations. Ultimately, the decision to become an egg donor requires a unique form of generosity. Egg donation is the gift of hope, and essentially, gives someone with fertility issues the opportunity to grow their family and experience the joy of parenthood. The decision to become an egg donor requires emotional maturity, and full commitment to the process.
Although egg donation should be motivated by the desire to help, it’s important to know that the process does require time. For this reason, egg donors are financially compensated R7000 for each egg donation cycle. All expenses, including medical and genetic screenings and tests are covered by the couple you donate to. In fact, the genetic and medical tests offer insight into your own health, which can be very informative and helpful in the long term.
The egg donation process has no negative impact on a woman’s fertility. After egg harvesting, the body will continue to produce eggs as normal and will not affect your own fertility. To find out all the facts about how to donate eggs, please have a look at our frequently asked questions here.