I Want to Be an Egg Donor. How Much Money Will I Make?

Wow…. That is not as easy to answer as you may think! The question really comes down to what clinics / agencies offer, versus what you actually receive… which comes down to “Will I be matched?”

Your Concern…

Agency “A” is offering me a $15,000 for a cycle; Agency “B” is offering me far less. Of course, I want to go with Agency “A.” Or, do I???

Another million-dollar question… let’s look at the big picture….

The recipients are paying for your cycle. Having run multiple patient focus groups, I truly understand what a “cross to bear” this is for many families.

I’ll be quite blunt here… donor fees are coming down as they should. I’ll lose quite a few candidates. But compensation should NEVER be based on ethnicity, education or physical features. Donors are compensated on their time and effort, which is the same if one is 5’7” and the other is Chinese,  5’5” and American .

Agencies and clinics, which increase compensation for donors based on physical traits, ethnicity or education are negatively affecting their recipients. Granted, there will always be recipients willing to pay top dollar. It’s just my strong belief that there is a happy medium between donor compensation and time / effort. Please think of the recipients.

With our Egg Donor Select program, we only accept donor candidates we know will qualify for initial screening, and once accepted will be provided a total compensation above $30,000. Our match rate is better than 60 percent in the first year – among the best in the industry!

Want more information or have questions? If you are interested in egg donation, we would LOVE to talk with you. Please apply here:

http://www.eggdonorselect.com/donor/application.aspx

We specialize in these areas:

Seattle / Tacoma / Bellingham
Boise
Honolulu
Bay Area / Los Angeles / San Diego
Phoenix and Tucson
Boston
Salt Lake City
Las Vegas and Reno

However, we work in all markets throughout the U.S.

For more information,

Contact: Julie Rash at julie@eggdonorselect.com

www.eggdonorselect.com
julie@eggdonorselect.com

About the Author:

Julie Rash owns and operates Egg Donor Select, Inc. Julie’s experience in the infertility industry dates back to 1989 with a pharmaceutical and biotechnology career at TAP Pharmaceuticals and EMD Serono.

As one of five Serono practice expansion consultants, Julie assisted fertility clinics to help improve patient relations, employee relations, operations and marketing outreach.

During this period, the inevitable happened…. Julie and her husband, Tom, learned they would need their own assistance to achieve their dream of having a family. It took some time, but with God’s blessing, came four beautiful “rugrats”…. our son, Freddie, and triplets – Sean, Maggie and Lucy.

The world of egg donation was introduced to Julie in 2003, and it was an “Aha!” moment. All of the paths taken before connected. God works in mysterious and wonderful ways.

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I’d love to share my perspective on anything in which you may be interested.

Fun Fact — Ask Me About…

What a sperm donor has to go through for far less compensation. It’s not what you think.

Epigenetics, Many Factors Determine Birth Characteristics

Will the donor conceived baby look like me?

I love and hate this question.

From recipients

“…. I want a blonde / blue donor, etc..”

Me:  Because of epigenetics, it doesn’t Matter!

Your Concern…

“As a donor, I’m concerned that “Mini Me” will be walking down the street….”

Please Google Epigenetics! Egg donation is IVF as a threesome.

We have three genetic profiles affecting the outcome of the donor-conceived offspring:

Recipient Mom – you play a HUGE role…. It’s your nutrition and “home” environment.

This does not mean  the donor you select is not important…. but probably for different reasons…

If I were selecting a donor… I would select my ethnicity or an acceptable combination. I would care less about hair and eye color, Your “environment” will greatly affect YOUR baby’s physical features.

Unless you plan on not telling your child about his or her origin, blood type is not an issue.

About the Author:

Julie Rash owns and operates Egg Donor Select, Inc. Julie’s experience in the infertility industry dates back to 1989 with a pharmaceutical and biotechnology career at TAP Pharmaceuticals and EMD Serono.

As one of five Serono practice expansion consultants, Julie assisted fertility clinics to help improve patient relations, employee relations, operations, and marketing outreach.

During this period, the inevitable happened…. Julie and her husband, Tom, learned they would need their own assistance to achieve their dream of having a family. It took some time, but with God’s blessing, came four beautiful “rugrats”…. our son, Freddie, and triplets – Sean, Maggie and Lucy.

The world of egg donation was introduced to Julie in 2003, and it was an “Aha!” moment. All of the paths taken before connected. God works in mysterious and wonderful ways.

Suggest a Topic!

I’d love to share my perspective on anything in which you may be interested.

Fun Fact — Ask Me About…

I failed to identify the donor-conceived child in five out of five family photos…. Dang epigenetics!!

Want more information or have questions? If you are interested in egg donation, we would LOVE to talk with you. Please apply here:

http://www.eggdonorselect.com/donor/application.aspx\

We are currently seeking donors in these areas:

Seattle / Tacoma / Bellingham
Boise
Honolulu
Bay Area / Los Angeles / San Diego
Phoenix and Tucson
Boston
Salt Lake City
Las Vegas and Reno

For more information or assistance with the application process,

Contact: Julie Rash at Egg Donor Select

www.eggdonorselect.com
julie@eggdonorselect.com

Do I Qualify to Be an Egg Donor?

Do I Qualify to Be an Egg Donor?

We’d love to say yes to every young woman who’d like to donate her eggs to help as many families as we possibly can achieve their dreams of starting a family. But, the simple reality is, it is in everyone’s best interests if certain guidelines for egg donors are met. So, you want to donate, and you’re wondering if you qualify.

There are 2 major recipient questions we must take into consideration as a responsible egg donation provider:

  1. What genes do they want to pass down to their children?
  2. What type of donor maximizes the chances of success?

Below is a basic list of requirements to use as a guideline:

  • Between the ages of 20 and 29
  • No history of substance abuse
  • Have a maximum BMI of 28
  • Non-smoker
  • Non-recreational drug user
  • Psychologically healthy
  • Have both ovaries
  • No current use of psychiatric medications
  • Willing to take injectable medications
  • Dependable and mature
  • Punctual and able to attend required appointments
  • Genuinely interested in helping couples fulfill their dream

At Egg Donor Select, we view the young women who help others by donating their eggs as blessings. Going through the process of becoming an egg donor can seem overwhelming. We will work with you to make it a positive and fulfilling experience.

Without young women like you, many loving couples who are ready to start a family have little hope.

Here are some comments frequently heard from donors who have completed the egg donation process….

I have a family member who was infertile and saw how hard it was for them. This was such a rewarding way to help others like my family. ”

The cycle went by so quickly… I was initially a bit scared, but everyone was so helpful. I am excited to participate again!”

I can’t think of a better way to help a couple while also helping me pay for my education.”

I was so excited to hear about the development of egg banking and being able to participate without needing to be first selected by a couple.”

If this seems like it might be right for you, and you want more information or have questions, we would love to hear from you.

Please visit: http://www.eggdonorselect.com for more information and to apply.

We are currently seeking interested donor applicants in Honolulu, Seattle, Los Angeles and Orange County, San Francisco and Oakland, Phoenix and Tucson, Boston, Salt Lake City, Boise, Las Vegas, and Reno.

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Feel free to suggest a blog topic to us if there is something you would like to know more about or think other young ladies should be aware of.

Fun Fact… Ask me About

How donors used to have to inject a pellet through 18-gauge needles into muscle everyday! Now, it’s a piece of cake with insulin-sized needles.

About the Author:

Julie Rash owns and operates Egg Donor Select, Inc. Julie’s experience in the infertility industry dates back to 1989 with a pharmaceutical and biotechnology career at TAP Pharmaceuticals and EMD Serono.

As one of five Serono practice expansion consultants, Julie assisted fertility clinics to help improve patient and employee relations, operations, and marketing outreach.

During this period, the inevitable happened…. Julie and her husband, Tom, learned they would need their own assistance to achieve their dream of having a family. It took some time, but with God’s blessing, came four beautiful “rugrats”…. our son, Freddie, and triplets – Sean, Maggie and Lucy.

The world of egg donation was introduced to Julie in 2003, and it was an “Aha!” moment. All of the paths taken before connected. God works in mysterious and wonderful ways.