Can I Be a Donor?
To Be Considered a Candidate for Egg Donation a Woman Must:
(Click here to read about a donor's experience)
- Have an in-depth psychological interview to determine her state of mind regarding the ovulation induction process, the donation of her eggs and then having no further information regarding pregnancy or birth
- Give an in-depth personal and family history (which will be provided to the Recipient once a match has been made)
- Be between the ages of 21 to 31
- Be a non-smoker
- Be free of disease
- Have an up-to-date Pap test (normal test within one year of egg donation)
Once an application is reviewed and accepted, the candidate will receive further testing for:
- Cystic fibrosis gene
- HIV, Hepatitis B and C
- Syphilis and Cytomegalovirus
- Sickle cell, thalassemia, Tay-Sachs and Fragile X
Egg donors cannot be adopted. This is due to the fact that we need a full family/medical history to provide to the recipient couple.
We require a BMI (Body Mass Index) of less than 30 to participate. BMI is measured by using your height and weight. Women with a BMI of 30 or above are considered obese and could potentially have a decreased response to the fertility medications.
Egg donors must also have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED to participate. College educated donors are highly desired by most recipient couples.
Please keep in mind that you will not know the outcome of your donation. If you have any questions about the criteria to become an egg donor, please contact the Egg Donor Program of Michigan at (989) 791-9712