How Egg Donor Compensation Works
Egg Donors are able to set their own compensation fees. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines no longer dictate the minimum or the maximum compensation a donor may ask. First-time donors who request a lower amount tend to match more quickly as Intended Parents recognize choosing a first-time donor carries a certain amount of risk as you have yet to establish a positive response to the treatment process. Egg donor compensation is closely tied to the donor’s characteristics. For example, college students (or egg donors with at least a college degree) are highly prized by Intended many Intended Parents. So asking higher compensation is usually not an obstacle to a successful match. Experienced egg donors know which of their traits Intended Parents value. They also factor in each successful retrieval as it demonstrates their ability to respond positively to treatment. Whether you are a first-time or experienced egg donor, you will receive the first $500 of your overall compensation when you start injecting yourself with medication to begin the treatment cycle. Donors required to fly to the fertility specialist’s clinic will have their expenses covered by GBSEDS. You can typically count on two out-of-town round trips as most fertility specialists are happy to work with a fertility specialist close to you for everything except your initial screening and the egg retrieval itself. Out-of-town egg donors may also need a friend or family member to accompany them to their egg retrieval. Once you have completed your egg retrieval, you will receive a check for the balance of your total compensation, typically within 7 business days of submitting your Request for Reimbursement (RFR) to your GBSEDS Egg Donor coordinator. We look forward to helping you get your full compensation as soon as possible!