Although financial compensation is not the only motivating factor for a women to chose to become and egg donor, we believe that an Egg Donor should be compensated for her time commitment, inconvenience and risks involved in egg donation.
As such, donors will be offered compensation from $5,000 to $10,000 per completed retrieval. This compensation is in accordance to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines.
Every case is unique and therefore compensation offered will depend on many variables. Donor fees may vary by region, country of retrieval, and prior donor experience. Your fee will be discussed with you during your consultation with our staff. Donors are paid their full fee upon completion of the retrieval.
As a donor, your Intended Parents (IPs) are responsible for the expenses incurred as a result of the egg donation cycle, in addition to your donor compensation. These expenses including the following:
All medical expenses
Accidental Donor Insurance
Roundtrip coach Airfare or Train fare for you and a companion
Hotel room (to be shared by the donor and the travel companion)
Non-accountable/flat rate per diem meal allowance
Excessive mileage (paid to any donor who is required to drive over 25 miles one way to get to a fertility clinic or other required appointments) paid at $0.55 cents mile, which includes gas coverage
Eggspecting coordinates in-state, out-of-state, and cross boarder egg donation arrangements.
In-State arrangements refer to cycle in which the donor resides in the same state, or in close proximity, to where the Ip's fertility clinic is located and therefore donor will not be required to travel out of her home state for retrieval. If the donor resides more than 3 hour drive from IP's main fertility clinic than this may be considered an out of state donation.
Out of state arrangement refers to an arrangement in which the donor resides in a state other than the state in which the Intended Parents’ (IPs’) fertility clinic is located, and which requires the donor to travel for approximately 5-8 days to complete the egg donation retrieval.
Clinics vary greatly with regard to their donor protocols. Many clinics allow for an out of state donor to be medically and psychologically screened as well as initially monitored at a clinic local to the donor. In this case, Eggspecting will coordinate all of the necessary arrangements with a fertility clinic local to the donor.
Some clinics require that the donor travel to the clinic’s site for one day to complete all of the medical and psychological screening, which usually requires the donor to stay overnight in a hotel at that location. Most clinics require that the donor travel to the clinic’s site as she approaches her retrieval time so that the last week or so of monitoring is carried out by the IPs’ clinic. In addition to coordinating all of the arrangements with the local screening/monitoring clinic, Eggspecting will coordinate all travel arrangements necessary for an out-of-state arrangement.
Cross Boarder arrangements refer to donor cycles in which the Ip's primary fertility doctor is in another country. With this kind of arrangement the donor will have all her screening done locally but all injections, monitoring, and retrieval are done overseas. This program is optional for all donors and requires a 20 day stay in retrieval country.
The donor is responsible for making arrangements and covering expenses—including gas and mileage—for transportation to and from any clinic and/or appointment that is located less than 25 miles one way (or 50 miles roundtrip) from her home or work address.