Deciding to donate

The decision to donate your eggs is personal. There are many reasons why women consider donating their eggs. The most frequently reported reasons are to help others and/or to make money. Sometimes a woman will donate eggs to help a close friend or family member, or to support research that requires human eggs, such as stem cell research.

Some people have strong feelings either in support of or against egg donation, but there is no right or wrong reason to donate your eggs. It is important that when making this decision, you make the decision that is best for your wants, needs, and lifestyle, while keeping in mind that this choice may also have long-term effects on your life.

This section gives an overview of what is involved in egg donation and which questions to ask as you consider donating your eggs.