Without the very special women who donate their eggs, some people would never have the opportunity to experience pregnancy and parenthood. Becoming an egg donor could be one of the most powerful and rewarding decisions you’ll ever make and we thank you for considering it.

Who can be an egg donor?

Egg donors recruited by IVFAustralia will normally be aged 23-33 with no medical or genetic conditions. Potential donors will be screened to determine suitability before commencing the donation cycle.

How do you donate eggs?

An egg donor is required to undergo an IVF cycle to facilitate the collection of her eggs, which will then be fertilised and transferred to the recipient. This requires medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce an optimum number of eggs. Blood test and ultrasounds are used to monitor your progress and alert us to collect the eggs just prior to ovulation. The egg collection is done in a day surgery using a light general anaesthetic.

Who needs donor eggs?

Women who do not produce eggs or cannot use the eggs they produce will need eggs donated from another woman to achieve a pregnancy.

This could be for a multitude of reasons including:

  • premature menopause
  • risk of passing on a genetic condition
  • chemotherapy or illness that has affected ovarian function;
  • repeated IVF failures indicating poor egg quality

Can you be paid to be an egg donor?

In Australia it is illegal to buy or sell human tissue, including sperm, eggs and embryos. Egg donors recruited by IVFAustralia will have expenses related to their donation process reimbursed. All out of pocket medical expenses are paid for by the recipient.

Can I be an anonymous egg donor?

While your identity can remain unknown to the recipient at the time of treatment, under current NSW legislation you must give explicit consent to providing identifying information to the NSW Health Central Register. When the child is aged 18, they will be able to access this information. Donors have no legal or financial obligation to the child.

Can I choose my recipient?

Egg donors are given access to a secure website where you will be able to view the profiles of possible recipients and choose one that you are comfortable donating to.

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How do I become an egg donor?

Complete the form to receive more information or call 1800 111 483 for a private and confidential chat with our donor team.

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