For Egg Donors

Become an Egg Donor in NYC

Thank you for your interest in donating your eggs at the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR). Every year, CHR's New York-based egg donation program helps many couples with infertility issues build families using donor eggs. These couples have, for a variety of reasons, been unable to conceive, though primarily because the women can no longer produce good-quality eggs. This is where you come in.

Most of our recipient couples have experienced significant emotional and financial strain while trying to conceive a child on their own. Without the help of special women like you, these couples may never have the opportunity to build a family. So, again, thank you for your interest.

Donating your eggs requires a significant amount of commitment and comes with responsibilities. Our current egg donation compensation for your time, commitment and services is $8,000 at our CHR-New York program for a completed egg donation cycle (i.e. retrieval of eggs). If your cycle is canceled due to no fault of your own, compensation is $1,000. [Note to Chinese Applicants].

About Our Program

Our egg donor program is run on the principle that we are here to serve both parties equally: We have the same level of responsibility to recipients and donors. Throughout the process, you will receive the same kind of individualized attention and clinical vigilance from our IVF coordinators and physicians as our recipient couples. Since egg donation is a complicated medical process, we take our donors' safety very seriously. CHR covers all egg donors with a third party insurance policy, which gives you, the donor, added security. Of course, you will incur no cost during the donation process.

Typically our egg donors live within easy commute from our center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, but if you live outside of the NYC metropolitan area, have some extraordinary qualities, and are between the age of 21 and 29, we may consider you as a donor candidate. In that case, most of your egg donation cycle will take place at an IVF center near you, under our supervision. You will have to travel to NYC once, for 3 nights and 2 days, for egg retrieval. If you think you are such an extraordinary young woman living away from NYC, please refer to the long-distance egg donor page.

Last Updated: November 15, 2014

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