Become an Egg Donor

The team at Lane Fertility is committed to providing the best care possible to our egg donors. We understand the importance of educating all women on their reproductive health, and we make that one of our primary goals while helping a donor through the egg donation process.

Egg Donor Qualifications

Although we screen all of our applicants on a case-by-case basis, we have some general qualifications for our egg donors. These are:

  • Age 18-29
  • BMI between 18-29
  • Non-smoker
  • Family and Personal history clear of significant health or genetic disorders
  • No STIs within the past 12 months

Egg Donor Compensation

  • Egg donors are compensated for their time and effort in donating eggs.
  • Donors completing an egg freeze cycle with LFI will be compensated $5,000.
  • Egg donors being matched for a new donation are free to list their compensation requirements. Still, compensation is typically between $5,000-$12,000 per cycle, depending on the donors’ experience.
  • Doing an egg freeze cycle is a great way to become a proven donor and increase compensation for future fresh donation cycles.

Your medications, travel expenses, and office visits are covered by either LFI or the intended parents with whom you are matched. The only out-of-pocket cost you incur is the co-pay for the initial AMH blood draw.

How to Donate Eggs

Step 1: Fill out our online application here

Our application starts with a prescreen completed by a full questionnaire that covers all personal and family health history as well as some general information about yourself, your ethnic background, and your reason for wanting to donate eggs.

The questionnaire takes approximately 45 minutes, and our donor coordinator will reach out once your application has been reviewed.

Step 2: Complete an AMH blood draw, a physical exam, and an antral follicle count ultrasound.

  • Obtain an AMH level blood draw at a lab local to you.
  • Schedule an appointment at LFI to review your medical history in detail and have an ultrasound of your ovaries to determine your antral follicle count. (if you are out of the area, you can schedule an ultrasound at a facility near you)

These preliminary tests give us an insight into your fertility and your potential success as an egg donor.

Lane Fertility is committed to educating our egg donor candidates on their fertility during their egg donation journey.

Step 3: Create an online profile

LFI will create your profile once you’ve completed your questionnaire, AMH blood draw, and antral-follicle count ultrasound. Your profile will be password protected and shared with intended parents interested in choosing you as their donor.

Step 4: Complete a psychological screening

All egg donors are required to complete a screening with a psychologist. This will be done over the phone and completed either when the donor is matched directly or shortly before an egg freeze cycle begins.

Step 5: Get an FDA blood draw, genetic screening, and baseline ultrasound

Before officially beginning your cycle, you will need to get tested for infectious diseases and complete a toxin screen which includes the following:

  • screening for nicotine and alcohol
  • screening for carrying a genetic disorder
  • a baseline ultrasound

These will be completed during your first appointment, beginning your cycle.

Legal Considerations for Donating Eggs

Egg donation is mostly made anonymously, meaning that the donor and intended parents cannot identify each other.

To help match you with the intended parents, we create an electronic profile on our website. The profile includes pictures and information about your health and family history. The profile is password protected, and your name or other identifying information will never be used.

After matching with an intended parent, we will contact you with our attorney, who will represent you in creating a legal agreement between you, Lane Fertility Institute, and the intended parent(s). This legal agreement is meant to protect the privacy of all parties and further outlines your compensation, duties, and rights once you become an egg donor.

About Shared Egg Donation

With shared egg donation, the eggs retrieved as part of your cycle will be frozen and may be assigned to more than one intended parent (shared). This makes it more cost-effective for individuals or couples to undergo egg donation while at the same time not creating an excessive number of embryos that may go unused.

Frozen egg donation cycles allow donors to be matched more easily and quickly with the intended parent(s) because your retrieved eggs are immediately frozen.

Apply to Donate Eggs

Donating eggs to help a family grow can be a life-changing gift. If you meet all qualifications and wish to become an egg donor with Lane Fertility, please complete our online prescreen and questionnaire. Our egg donation coordinator will be in touch with you soon.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our egg donation coordinator at (415) 432-7282 or donorcoordinator@lanefertility.com.