Q&A with an Egg Donor
"J" is a self-employed woman in her 20s who decided to become an egg donor for New England Fertility and found the experience so rewarding, she agreed to let us ask her questions about the experience and what led her to consider it.
What made you decide to become an egg donor?
I’m not sure if I want children of my own, but when I saw an ad about egg donation, I decided to start the application process and see if it's even something I could do. After I was accepted into the program and someone selected my profile, it was a no-brainer to me to proceed and give them the opportunity to create a family of their own with eggs I’m not using.
What is the egg donor compensation helping you achieve?
It’s helping me paying off education debt, which had been hanging over me financially and was a big roadblock to other things I might want to do like buy grow my business, buy a small first home, or maybe start a family.
How else has becoming an egg donor changed your life?
It has been eye-opening to see how many people rely on fertility treatments and how few people are familiar with egg donation and how it works. I have told all my friends about my becoming a donor, because I think egg donation is a phenomenal recourse for people struggling to start a family. I also want to spread the word to other women in a similar situation as I, because they could be donors themselves.
Describe the experience of working with New England Fertility’s egg donation team.
It was very pleasant. The office is comfortable and homey, and the staff is welcoming and informative. When going over the medications, the nurses were very helpful and clear about what I needed to take and when to take it, and they explained symptoms that I may experience. When I had questions, I was able to get in touch with someone even after business hours or on the weekend.
Would you donate again?
What advice would you give someone who’s thinking about applying?
Keep an open mind and consider at least starting the process to see if you're eligible. It's not going to hinder your chances of starting a family later in life, so what have you got to lose?
If you're considering becoming an egg donor with New England Fertility, you can find more information on our application page, which includes a video testimonial from another donor, as well as a link to frequently asked questions.