How Egg Donor Compensation WorksEgg Donors set their own compensation fees. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines dictate this amount should be no less than $5,000 and may never exceed $10,000. First-time donors who request the minimum amount tend to be matched more quickly as Intended Parents recognize choosing you carries a certain amount of risk as you have yet to establish a positive response to the treatment process. Experienced egg donors typically request a $1,000 increase with each subsequent donation.
Whether a first-time or experienced egg donor, you will receive $500 when you start injecting yourself with medication to begin the treatment cycle. Should you live 51 miles or more away from the fertility specialist’s clinic, you will receive mileage reimbursement for each of your monitoring appointments at the fertility specialist’s office. Donors required to fly to the fertility specialist’s clinic receive an additional $500 in overall compensation plus have the majority of their expenses paid in advance by GBSS. These expenses include airfare, ground transportation, hotel and meals allowance. Airport parking fees and the cost of filling your rental car’s gas tank are examples of the few expenses reimbursed with the submission of receipts and your Egg Donor Reimbursement for Request (RFR) form after returning home. 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 but your initial screening and the egg retrieval itself. Out-of-town egg donors will also need a friend or family member to accompany them to their egg retrieval. Expenses for your traveling companion will be paid in advance as well. Once you have completed your egg retrieval, you will receive a check for the balance of your total compensation + any mileage due, typically within 7 business days of submitting your RFRto your GBSS Egg Donor coordinator.