Become an Egg Donor

An amazing, beautiful and rewarding experience that you will never forget.


Egg Donation in San Francisco

An egg donor is a healthy young woman who is between the ages of nineteen and twenty-nine. This special woman donates a few of her eggs to a recipient who strongly desires to have a child but who is unable to produce eggs from her own ovaries.

Following their removal, the eggs are fertilized with the recipient’s male partner’s sperm or with donor sperm. The resulting embryos are then placed into the recipient’s uterus. She then has the amazing opportunity of becoming pregnant, carrying, and delivering a child to finally create the family she has so long hoped for. A donor gives one of the most beautiful gifts possible—the gift of potentially growing a family.

The recipient of donor egg(s) is someone who desires to have a child but is unable to produce viable eggs from her own ovaries. Various reasons a woman might not be able to produce eggs include premature ovarian failure, infertility due to poor egg quality or age, severe endometriosis, genetic disorders that she does not want to pass on, or elevated follicle stimulating hormone.

All of the medical, psychological, pharmaceutical, and other costs associated with egg donation will be funded by the Intended Parents. In addition, you will receive a payment per cycle to compensate you for your time, effort, and inconvenience.


Egg Donor Requirements

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 19 and 29.
  • Applicants must be mature, responsible, and capable of understanding the time commitment and dedication required to complete a cycle.
  • Applicants must have a clean personal and family health history.
  • Applicants must not have a history of infertility or endometriosis.
  • Applicants must be a non-smoker and non-drug user.
  • Applicant must be height and weight proportionate.
  • Applicants must have no criminal convictions other than traffic violations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the first step of being an egg donor?

Intended Parents are often looking for a donor who matches their physical characteristics so that the child will share physical characteristics with the Intended Parents. Once you qualify to be an egg donor through our agency, your information will be placed on our donor list where couples can view your profile and photo. We are a completely anonymous egg donor agency so your confidential information will not be shared. The Intended Parents will not know your identity but will know your physical characteristics and any pertinent details of your medical and family history.

Will donating eggs now affect my chances of getting pregnant in the future?

No. You are born with approximately two million eggs. Each month a group of eggs enter a growth phase that will ultimately result in ovulation. Normally, your body selects only one egg each cycle to ovulate and the remaining eggs from this group do not develop fully and are lost. Fertility medications allow your body to rescue many of those eggs that would have been lost and do not affect any eggs destined to enter growth phase in future cycles.

How many eggs are removed during the retrieval?

On average, ten to twenty eggs are aspirated (removed) per cycle. Donors can produce sixteen or more eggs.

What are the side effects of the retrieval?

You may experience very minor discomfort such as bloating, breast tenderness, or some soreness, and your ovaries will be enlarged.

What are normal activities after the procedure?

You may find that you will wish to sleep for the remainder of the day after the procedure, and we strongly recommend you take it easy for a few days post retrieval. Your fertility clinic physician may give you other guidelines regarding post-operative activities.

How many times can I be a donor?

The number of times you would like to donate is up to you and the fertility clinic physician. On average donors will donate eggs one to five times in a lifetime.

San Francisco Egg Donation

75 Broadway #208
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: (415) 941-4585