Become an Egg Donor with Simplify Egg Bank

Thank you for your interest in becoming an egg donor! Egg donation helps families who can’t have a child on their own achieve their dreams of parenthood. Women with low quality eggs, same-sex male couples, and other members of the LGBTQ+ community all benefit from egg donation, and donations from people like you are what make that possible. The donor egg is fertilized using in vitro fertilization (IVF) with the sperm of one of the parents or another donor, and then the embryo is transferred to the parent’s or gestational surrogate’s uterus.

Simplify Egg Bank is a PNW Fertility Company

Egg Donor Requirements

In order to maintain the highest level of quality for our egg donor database, we have a strict set of guidelines that potential donors must meet before being accepted into our program. 

 

All applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 21 - 29

  • Be a non-smoker and refrain from drug use 

  • Have continued education (college, trade school, etc)

  • Free of sexually transmitted diseases and known reproductive disorders

  • Have regular monthly periods

  • Be physically and emotionally healthy

  • Be willing to take injectable medication

 

All potential donors will undergo physical/mental medical screenings and a criminal background check before being accepted into the program. Donors must be able to attend a rigid schedule of medical appointments for monitoring and will be asked to abstain from sexual intercourse during the donation process. 

 

In addition to our guidelines, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine suggests women should not donate their eggs if they:

  • Are in an unstable relationship or marriage

  • Currently use psychoactive drugs or medication

  • Have a serious psychological disorder

  • Have significant stress due to work or home situations

  • Have been physically or sexually abused and not received professional treatment

  • Are not mentally capable of understanding or participating in the process

 

If you meet the requirements listed above and are ready to start your application, click the button below to begin the initial screening.

The Egg Donation Process

Once you’ve applied, we will set up your medical pre-screening appointment. This doctor visit will include a physical and gynecological exam, blood and urine testing, drug testing, and genetic testing. This appointment is also a great time to ask one of our medical providers any additional questions you may have about the process. 

 

Since egg donation uses in vitro fertilization, you will undergo the first few steps of the IVF process. Here is a simplified version of the donor’s responsibilities during the IVF process:

  • First, donors will start an approved birth control medication.

  • This will be followed by a series of injectable fertility drugs that will stimulate the ovaries

  • After several weeks of medication, donors will come in for egg retrieval. This is a minimally invasive procedure that will take place at our facility. Most donors are back to normal in 1-2 days. 

  • After the egg retrieval, your part of the process is complete!

 

Following the egg retrieval, eggs will be frozen or combined with sperm at our fertility laboratory. If embryos result, they will be cultured for several days, and then transferred to the uterus of the parent or gestational surrogate. All eggs and embryos resulting from this procedure, whether transferred or frozen belong to the recipient (and their partner, if applicable). If the embryos result in a successful pregnancy and a child is delivered, the recipient(s) will be the legal parent(s) of the child.

Egg Donor Compensation

There are no out of pocket expenses during your egg donation procedure. You are not required to pay for any testing, fertility treatments, or donation. We will provide you with genetic and reproductive test results for your own future personal use and serve as a guide to your general and reproductive health

Following the egg retrieval procedure, you will receive a check as compensation for the time, energy, and care you have invested in our egg donation program. You will receive the full agreed upon amount, regardless of the number or quality of eggs retrieved during the procedure. If your cycle must be cancelled for medical reasons before egg retrieval, you will be reimbursed $500 for your time. If your cycle is cancelled due to non-compliance with our requirements, you will receive no reimbursement for the time you spent in the program. All donors will be provided with a 1099 form. 

 

We compensate our first-time donors between $7,000 and $10,000 per cycle. Additional cycles may be compensated at a higher rate. In addition, Donors who donate multiple times may be allowed to freeze a portion of their eggs for future personal use at no extra charge, excluding long-term storage fees. Any additional benefits are at the discretion of Simplify based on demand and total compensation.

 

If you refer a friend and they are accepted into the program, we’ll send you a $500 referral bonus. Referring other quality donors is another great way to help build families!

There are no laws about how many times a woman can donate her eggs, but the American Society for Reproductive Medicine recommends a maximum of 6 egg donor cycles. We are happy to discuss additional cycles with you on a case by case basis. It’s important for us to see how the process, medications, and recovery affect you as an individual before recommending additional cycles. 

 

If you have any additional questions or concerns about the process, requirements, or compensation, feel free to reach out to us. We’re happy to answer any questions and we look forward to working with you!

Simplify Egg Bank is a PNW Fertility Company