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Chelsea Fertility NYC Blog

Becoming An Egg Donor at Chelsea Fertility NYC

by Chelsea Fertility NYCPosted in Egg DonationFebruary 25th, 2022

To anyone considering becoming an egg donor, we want firstly to thank you for your potential commitment to helping families in need grow. Egg donation is a core part of many modern family-building journeys and helps make having a child possible in situations where it might not otherwise be something a couple can make happen.

Chelsea Fertility NYC operates a long-standing egg donor program, working with many tri-state area donors and intended parents. We know that anyone new to the world of egg donation will have questions, so we wanted to take the time to prepare a useful guide as you consider submitting an application to our donor program.

How to Become an Egg Donor

Before applying to become an egg donor, you must first determine if you meet the basic requirements for egg donation. These requirements typically include:

  • Being between the ages of 21 - 31
  • Having a healthy BMI, normally between 19 - 25
  • No tobacco use within the last 12 months
  • Having regular menstrual cycles with no severe symptoms
  • Not taking certain forms of birth control, including hormonal IUDs or specific birth control shots like Depo-Provera
  • Be willing to take injections as part of the egg donation process
  • Be reliable and responsible individuals
  • Be in good overall physical and mental health

Egg Donor Benefits

Egg donors play a remarkable role in many growing families, from patients who are dealing with infertility to LGBTQ+ couples to single men. Because egg donation is an essential part of helping those in need, egg donors are compensated generously for the gift they give.

How to Apply to Our Egg Donor Progam

The first step toward becoming an egg donor with Chelsea Fertility NYC is to carefully review the above qualifications. If you feel you meet the above requirements, then we kindly ask that you complete our egg donor application in full. The more details you provide in the application, the better we can start to get to know you as a potential donor. If we accept your application, a member of our staff will reach out to initiate the next steps, which can include medical and/or psychological screening as well as interviews with our team.

If you are accepted into our donor program, we’ll begin the process of matching you with intended parents who are searching for donors like yourself. If you have any questions about the donation process or if you’d like to learn about compensation, please connect with our staff directly.