Donate Eggs in New York City
CHR Accepts Exceptional Egg Donors Nationally
Welcome to the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR)'s egg donor program!
Most of CHR's egg donors live locally in the New York Tri-State area. In an effort to match the diversity of our worldwide patient population and increasing needs for egg donors, however, CHR has also started recruiting potential egg donors in the rest of the United States. Since the costs of managing a long-distance egg donor are much higher (including your travel, hotel and living costs for 3 days in New York City), you have to be exceptionally qualified in order to be considered as a potential egg donor in our program. This means that you need to be really "special" in something.
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If you believe you are an exceptional young woman, and are between ages of 21 and 29, please consider donating eggs in our New York City fertility center.
Egg donors from out of the NYC area will be required to travel to our center in Manhattan only once, and only for 3 days (2 nights). The rest of the process will be taken care of locally at a fertility center close to where you live, under our physicians' supervision.
Logistics of Donating Eggs in New York City
The first step is to fill out the online egg donor application. If you match what we are looking for, we will contact you to set up a Skype interview with one of our clinical coordinators. If you pass this initial screening interview, you will be invited to another Skype interview with one of our physicians.
Once one of our physicians accepts you into the program, we will arrange limited medical testing for you locally where you live, involving a blood draw and a vaginal ultrasound. If all this testing is normal, you will become a member of our egg donor pool, visible within our egg donor database, and ready to be matched to a recipient.
When a recipient chooses you as a donor, our clinical coordinator will contact you to confirm your availability. If you are available for egg donation at that time, you will have a second round of FDA-required medical testing, which will also be performed locally. Once you passed this second round of testing, you are officially "matched."
You will then receive a detailed "teach" via Skype to show you what you need to do during the egg donation cycle. Once you are ready, you will start taking the medications necessary for your ovarian stimulation. Ovarian stimulation phase requires frequent monitoring visits, which will be arranged at an IVF center close to where you live. We will monitor your progress long-distance, and will be available to address any questions that may arise.
The length of an egg donation cycle can vary, depending on your body's response to the fertility medications, but usually it is approximately one month from the start of treatment to egg retrieval.
When your eggs are ready for retrieval, we will arrange a flight and hotel for your stay in NYC. You will fly to NYC the night before your egg retrieval, and stay here until the night after your egg retrieval, just to make sure that you recover well. You, thus, will be 3 days and 2 nights in our city, and will receive an appropriate food allowance ($200) for this time. In other words, all of your costs for your 3 days in NYC will be covered.
The egg retrieval itself only takes a couple of minutes, and is performed under intravenous (IV) sedation. You won't feel any pain. Approximately one hour after retrieval, you will be ready to go back to your hotel. We will make arrangements that somebody will accompany you, and we recommend that you take it easy for the rest of that day.
Compensation for Egg Donation in New York City
CHR offers $8,000 to all egg donors who successfully complete an egg donation cycle at our New York fertility center. The same compensation is offered to local as well long-distance donors. Your food allowance is extra, and we cover your travel as well as hotel costs. We believe this is fair reimbursement for time and effort you give us in the process of eggs donation, and we pay at this NYC rate even if the usual donor compensation in the city where you come from is lower.
Your Next Step: Egg Donor Application
Last Updated: November 21, 2013