Become a
Genesis Egg Donor

Give the gift of family and become a part of ours.

It takes a special person to become a Genesis Egg Donor, and that could be you! We’re a time-tested agency who goes the extra mile to make sure you have all your needs met. When you work with Genesis, you’re supported from start to finish. Our compensation runs above industry standard, corresponding to our distinguished clientele. Come let us show you how we’ve earned our reputation for trust, integrity, and compassion.

We’re so excited you’re considering working with us!

Egg donation can be the answer to a struggling family in need. One out of eight couples seeking to create a family today struggle with infertility—and you could be the person to help bring life into their world! Here are some basic requirements for potential egg donors. If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a no-obligation consultation, or you can call our office to see if a Genesis representative is available to speak to you now.

Basic Egg Donor Requirements

  • Healthy with a good family history of physical and mental health

  • Healthy BMI

  • Between the ages of 21-29

  • Not currently breastfeeding, using the Depo-Provera shot, IUD, or any other implant-based birth control method (you may be qualified to donate after discontinuing these methods for approximately three months)

  • No smoking, drug use, or excessive alcohol use (all donors are tested)

Egg Donor Timeline

1. Application & Interview

Once a Donor applies online, an extensive interview and consultation is scheduled to determine eligibility and discuss the egg donation process.

2. Profile Published

After the interview, the Egg Donor’s profile will become active and published in the database, where Intended Parents will be able to view her profile.

3. Psychological Screening

After being matched, an Egg Donor will have an appointment for the psychological screening and will take a multiple choice test (either PAI or MMPI).

4. Genetic Consultation

The Egg Donor will also have a consult with a geneticist to go over family medical history and demographic history health.

5. Medical Screening

The clinic will schedule a 90 min. to 2 hour medical screening appointment. This will include a physical screening, transvaginal ultrasound, blood work (STD, nicotine, drugs, hormones, and genetics), and meeting with the nurse/doctor to go over the process again and answer any additional questions.

6. Legal Agreement

Once you have been medically cleared to move forward, the drafting and execution of the legal contract between the Intended Parents and the Egg Donor will commence.

7. Appointments & Medication

The Egg Donor will work with a nurse to confirm a treatment calendar that will include your appointment dates, medication information, and the estimated date for egg retrieval.

8. Egg Retrieval

Once the Egg Donor’s body is ready for egg retrieval, the eggs are extracted during a procedure that is done under anesthesia or twilight sedation and takes about 15-30 minutes. We recommend taking at least two days off to relax and recover.

“ Thank you for making me feel so special. I felt like I was in good hands the whole time. You made me feel safe.”

Make someone’s
dreams come true

If you’d like to help a person or couple achieve their parenting dreams through egg donation, Genesis will take care of you each step of the way.

Egg Donor Q&A

Does the egg donation procedure hurt?

The egg donation process should not hurt. It is should be uncomfortable at most. During the Egg Aspiration process, you will undergo general anesthesia or heavy conscious sedation so you will not feel a thing. The procedure is an outpatient procedure that takes about 20 minutes or so. After the procedure, you will be kept in the recovery room for an hour to two hours. You can typically resume normal activity the next day.

How long does the process take from beginning to end?

One cycle typically takes 2 to 3 months to coordinate. You will need to work with an Attorney, a Reproductive Endocrinologist, a Geneticist and a Psychologist during the cycle. A Case Manager will facilitate the process for you. The cycle is not demanding on your schedule until the last 10 to 14 days of the cycle.

How many times do I need to go to the doctor's office?

You will need to complete 6 to 8 doctor appointments. The visits occur during the early morning to avoid time conflicts with work or school. We will do everything to accommodate the process to your schedule and dates of unavailability. We require that you take the entire day off on the day of the retrieval.

How long do I need to take stimulation medication?

The medication is an injection and typically must be taken every day for 8 to 12 days. The needles are very small; one of the smallest gauges. They should not be painful. They are similar to diabetic needles.

What are the risks of egg donation?
IVF technology has been in use since the late 1970’s. There are no known long-term side effects. However, some Donors do experience short term side effects similar to Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (“PMS”) symptoms like mood swings, bloating, cramping and fatigue. It is difficult to determine what type of side effect(s) an Egg Donor will experience, if any. We have several previous Donors that would be happy to tell you about their experiences if you would like.