3 Things First-Time Egg Donors Don’t Expect

The day you decide to become an egg donor is an exciting milestone in your life. From this stage forward, you are forever changed. The change is not outward, strangers won’t notice it on the street, but as our donors tell us, becoming an egg donor changes lives. You have probably already accepted the fact that you’ll be helping create or grow a family and make someone’s dreams come true, but there are other realities headed your way that may surprise you. Here are a few.

  1. Screening
    The process of becoming an egg donor is no joke. There are interviews, medical exams, questionnaires, background checks, and lots of questions to consider. This process may seem daunting, but it’s meant to ensure the best possible outcome for donors and intended parents alike. Mitzi will see you through every step of the process and answer any questions that come up along the way.
  2. Medications
    Even if you’re young and fertile, you will need to take fertility drugs to be a successful egg donor. This is so that we can “turn up the volume” on what your body already does naturally. These medications help you produce as many viable, healthy eggs as possible. While the medications themselves aren’t too troublesome, the reality is that you’re going to have to give yourself a handful of injections, which can be emotionally difficult for some women.
  3. Your Sex Life
    When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. You’re taking all sorts of medications to make you as fertile as possible, but your goal is to not become pregnant. That means that your sex life may have to take a backseat to the process for a brief period of time. This can mean anything from abstinence from sex to introduction of different birth control methods to stimulate and control the timing of your menstrual cycle.

If you think this is for you, please fill out the Application Questionnaire for Egg Donation below.  We are local and we serve families in mid Michigan.

You may send in the questionnaire via email or mail.

To send in the questionnaire via email - please complete the online questionnaire - click here to go to online application

If you cannot get the link above, You can also download a Fillable PDF Form, fill it out and submit it in (you will need internet connection) - get the Fill-able PDF Donor Application Form here!

Mitzi Heineman, MSW
Egg Donor Program of Michigan
5090 State Street
Suite 103 B
Saginaw, MI 48603

Our Fax number is: (989) 791-8144

A Donor’s Experience

Two days before my 23rd birthday I donated 26 eggs to a couple I don’t know and will never know. "But why?" As a donor, I wish I was better prepared to answer this question because describing your willingness to "sell" a piece of you is tough.

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Are your donors pre-screened?
Our donors have all spent at least 2 hours of intense interview time with us in addition to psychological testing. When we bring a candidate to you they are completely ready to be matched and able to continue on with the medical portion of the program.

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