How to Make an Egg Donation in Los Angeles
An egg donation consists of an eligible female with fertile eggs donating her eggs to another woman (who doesn't have fertile eggs), so that she may conceive a family of her own. The entire process is very beautiful and can be a life-changing kindness that some lucky family will get to experience — all because of you.
There's also the added benefit of egg donor pay, which averages around $7,000 for first-time donors in L.A. Egg donations in Los Angeles also reach as high as $10,000 or more if this isn't your first time, or you have a 'rare' doner background they're willing to pay extra to retrieve.
When you're ready to make a big difference in a family's life, you can start the egg donation process by considering all of your options in the area. This step, as well as the many that will follow, will require anywhere from a week to a month to research properly. You may want to consider DoNotPay's Egg Donor Rights product feature to complete the task for you!
Four FAQs About Egg Donation in Los Angeles
Before deciding if egg donations are worth it for you, it's important to get answers to many of the most common questions. We recommend that you also take a look at egg donor stories and reviews for a more realistic look into what it is like to be an egg donor.
Here are the top five questions potential L.A. egg donors ask.
Can I be a donor if I have tattoos and piercings?
Yes and no. Yes, you can be a donor if you've had your tattoos and piercings for more than a year. No, you cannot be a donor if you got a new tattoo or body piercing in the last 12 months.
How many times can I donate my eggs?
The national limit to how many times you can donate your eggs is six. However, some clinics won't even let you donate that many times.
Are there possible side effects and risks?
According to Bright Expectations, there are about three potential side effects of donating your eggs:
- Side effects associated with the fertility medications taken.
- Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS).
- Complications during egg retrieval such as a reaction to the anesthesia used for sedation.
However, you should note that Public Health Post reported long-term effects of aggressive breast cancer, loss of fertility, and fatal colon cancer. Research has yet to support a connection but egg donation was suspected since the victims did not have a history of it.
How much will I be compensated?
Compensation depends on the clinic you choose and where in the U.S. you are. It's often recommended to weigh your options by comparing compensation (some clinics often also include paid travel, meals, hotels, medical expenses, and more). With Los Angeles egg donor agencies, in particular, compensation ranges from $7,000 to $10,000 per cycle.
Do I have legal responsibilities to any child born?
No. It's important that you know, that as an egg donor, you have NO legal responsibilities to the children born — whether you want to or not. You will fill out a contract with the intended parents that clearly states everyone's roles and responsibilities in the agreement.
Egg Donor Clinics and Banks in Los Angeles
There are dozens of egg donation agencies in Los Angeles to choose from. DoNotPay can help you narrow down the ones that are closest to you. In the meantime, here are the top three.
|Genesis Egg Donation & Surrogacy Group||482 S Arroyo Pkwy Ste 292 Pasadena, CA 91105||310-550-6889||Eligibility factors: good family history, healthy mental and physical health, between 21 and 29, not currently using implant-based birth control, and no drug or alcohol addictions.|
|Western Fertility Institute||16260 Ventura Blvd Ste 210 Encino, CA 91436||818-292-2242||Eligibility factors: Healthy BMI, non-smoker, no history of genetic disorders, no illegal substances, and no history of complicated pregnancies or deliveries.|
|Santa Monica Fertility||2825 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 100 Santa Monica, CA 90404||310-566-1470||Eligibility factors: Between the ages of 18 and 29, good physical health, STI-free, BMI under 28, non-smoker, and must have no concerning family medical history.|
Steps You Can Take to Make an Egg Donation in Los Angeles
You can make an egg donation in Los Angeles by yourself. It will, however, take a lot more time and research than if you used an automated service like DoNotPay to speed up the process.
Some steps you may need to take can include:
- Retrieving a copy of your medical history
- Getting copies of siblings, parents, and grandparent's medical history
- Undergoing a series of blood draws and tests to screen your medical health for eligibility
- Doing heavy research on clinic options, eligibility, and health and safety ratings.
- Filling out applications (can add up to be a lot. The more you send out, the better your chances of getting accepted).
- Wait for answers!
How DoNotPay Can Help You Make an Egg Donation in Los Angeles
With DoNotPay, it will only take these three steps to start your journey with egg donation in Los Angeles:
- Search "become an egg donor" on DoNotPay and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements.
- Answer a series of eligibility questions about your medical history, so we can determine which donor agencies you can apply for.
- Verify your information and submit your single application! DoNotPay will then apply for multiple egg donor agencies near you on your behalf to maximize your chances of being accepted.
And there you go! Kick back and relax while you wait on a response or two from local clinics!
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