If eligibility requirements are met and you are approved, then one of our donor coordinators will contact you to plan the donation cycle. Once you begin stimulation medications, the cycle is typically completed within two weeks.
There is no direct correlation between donating eggs and future infertility. Additionally, all results of the screening and testing performed will be provided to you and can give you better insight into your own fertility & future family planning. Our number one priority is our donors’ health, safety, dignity and respect.
There are some discomforts through the stimulation process. It will require blood tests, ultrasounds, & tiny pin prick injections. The egg retrieval process is performed under IV sedation and requires no incision, stitches, or risk for scars. One of our experienced physicians will perform a vaginal ultrasound to visualize the ovaries, which house your eggs. The physician will then introduce a thin needle into the ovary, carefully removing the eggs stimulated that month. This takes about 15 to 20 minutes and afterwards you may have menstrual-like cramping for which prescription medications will be provided.
You do not need health insurance to become a donor. RBA provides insurance coverage for you that will protect you during your egg donation cycle.
Some donors are taken off of their birth control before getting started, while others may be put on a pill to coordinate the cycle. This is based on each individual donor and it is not recommended that any applicant change her regimen of birth control prior to seeing an egg donor nurse coordinator unless she wishes to change or stop for her own reasons.
An egg donor can complete up to a maximum of six egg donation cycles in her lifetime; however, prior to repeat donations, the cycle is reviewed by the RBA/MyEggBank team. The team reviews the thaw, fertilization, and outcome information for the donation cycle prior to a repeat cycle.