egg donor faqs

top 8 frequently asked questions

We’ve handpicked our top 8 FAQs to kickstart your journey, complemented by an in-depth website that’s your roadmap through the process. Because we believe knowledge is the key, if you’ve got a question that’s not covered, don’t hold back. Reach out to our dedicated egg donor support team; they’re here to ensure you’re empowered with the information you need.

Read our process page for detailed insight into what to expect. But if you’re more of a visual learner (or simply enjoy a great TED talk), we highly recommend checking out this informative video:
Many of our donors go on to have healthy families of their own. Here’s a video explaining how the eggs are “rescued” to provide further insight into the process.
@emeralddonors Many ask, “do you leave me any eggs?” or, “how many eggs do you take from me”. Here is a visual explanation of how your eggs work during a natural cycle and how, in a stimulated cycle, the medication helps ‘save’ them. #eggdonor #ivfgotthis #womenshealth #yourbody #reproduction #howitworks #eggdonationjourney #eggdonoragency #tiktoksouthafrica🇿🇦 #foryoupage #womenempowerment #fypシ #internationaleggdonor ♬ golden – 3 minute audios

There’s no crystal ball to predict that. When it comes to matching, two key factors come into play: the needs of the intended parents and, of course, you. While we can’t control the former, we certainly have a say in how you’re presented.

Our role is to provide the platform and make the decision a tad easier for intended parents, but without effort, don’t expect the spotlight.

At Emerald Donors, we’re not here to sugarcoat it – presentation isn’t optional, it’s essential. Your success as an egg donor begins with completing your application, which will formulate your profile, with gusto. We’re talking clear photos that showcase your journey from your childhood to recent snapshots. Your answers should reflect your vibrant personality, and provide details of your family history. And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance – your donor video.

Absolutely! At Emerald, you always travel with a companion. But here’s the difference: your companion is an expert in the form of an egg donor coordinator. Let’s face it, what can your friend do in the case of an emergency situation or if the cycle isn’t going as planned?

Your expert companion is well-versed in emergency protocols, has direct access to our medical director, understands clinical environments, and knows medication and stimulation protocols inside out. They also know the destination well and are always up for an adventure. This ensures your safety and gives the intended parents peace of mind, knowing you’re in capable hands.

It depends on your access to family history. Generally, if a candidate is adopted and has no information about their biological family on at least one side (parents to grandparents), it is an exclusion criterion. However, exceptions can be made if you have extensive information about at least one side of the biological family.

If you’re adopted and considering egg donation, we encourage you to reach out to our team for a confidential consultation. During this consultation, we can discuss your specific circumstances and determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for egg donation.

No, we don’t. Here’s a video that illustrates how the eggs are “rescued,” giving you a clearer understanding of the process.
@emeralddonors Many ask, “do you leave me any eggs?” or, “how many eggs do you take from me”. Here is a visual explanation of how your eggs work during a natural cycle and how, in a stimulated cycle, the medication helps ‘save’ them. #eggdonor #ivfgotthis #womenshealth #yourbody #reproduction #howitworks #eggdonationjourney #eggdonoragency #tiktoksouthafrica🇿🇦 #foryoupage #womenempowerment #fypシ #internationaleggdonor ♬ golden – 3 minute audios
The BMI requirements are in place for medical reasons, not to discriminate. Watch our video to gain a clearer understanding of why BMI matters in the egg donation process.
@emeralddonors Why is there a BMI requirement for egg donors? #bmi #healthmatters #eggdonor #ivfgotthis #womenshealth #yourbody #reproduction #howitworks #eggdonationjourney #eggdonoragency #tiktoksouthafrica🇿🇦 #foryoupage #eggdonorrequirements #CapCut ♬ snowfall – Øneheart & reidenshi

Yes, typically, most egg donation arrangements are kept anonymous. This means that the egg donor and the intended parents do not exchange personal information such as full names, contact details, or identifying photos. Instead, communication and coordination are facilitated through us and the fertility clinic. Additionally, there is the option for an open ID release, where, upon the child reaching a mature age, they can receive your information. Known donations are also available, but this will always be discussed with you, and the option given to accept this kind of arrangement.

If you have specific questions or concerns about anonymity, don’t hesitate to discuss them with our team, who are committed to supporting you every step of the way.

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