Here at Long Island IVF, we also offer services to protect, freeze and store sperm for future insemination.
To become an egg donor at Long Island IVF, you must meet the following qualifications:
- An egg donor candidate is a woman who exhibits the emotional stability necessary to complete the egg donor procedure, and of her own free will decides to donate her eggs to the recipient.
- The ideal egg donor is a healthy female between the ages of 21 and 31. While not mandatory, it is preferable that the candidate has had at least one healthy pregnancy prior to donation.
- The donor should be a US Citizen or possess a Green Card or Work Visa.
- A donor candidate must have a valid Social Security Number.
- A donor candidate must complete and return an application (see below for application).
Once the qualifications are met and the applications are completed and returned, you will be asked to complete medical and psychological screening.
Long Island IVF is a member of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, which maintains that a donor should be paid for her time and effort.
The Society believes that paying a donor for her eggs approaches the marketing of human organs and biological tissue. As a result, guidelines set by the organization require that a flat fee be set which is not dependent on the number of eggs produced. Long Island IVF recognizes the emotional and physical hardship placed on the egg donor. Upon completion of the donor cycle, the donor will be compensated $8,000.00 for her time and generosity. However, the donor's greatest compensation may be her sense of fulfillment for providing the recipient with the opportunity to realize their dream of a family.
The donor is required to have health insurance coverage. If she does not, health insurance is provided by special arrangement through Long Island IVF. The health insurance covers emergency medical procedures for three months, one month prior to and for two months after the completion of the donor procedure. The cost to the donor is only $100.00. This fee is subtracted from the total compensation.