Benefits of Egg Donation
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Almost one in seven couples have some issue with infertility. One of the most altruistic services women can do for these couples is to donate eggs. Recent studies have shown that donor eggs are more effective in IVF than a woman’s own eggs, given the woman has fertility risks such as advanced maternal age, endocrine abnormalities, premature ovarian failure, and is otherwise reproductively challenged. The success rate for egg donor eggs is around 60%. There are countless stories of women who have had biological children of their own, tried IVF using their own eggs but were not able to conceive until they used an egg donor. As a result of this, couples that are struggling to have children are waiting up to two years for egg donation services. But, why donate eggs?
Egg Donation to Help Others
First are the altruistic reasons for egg donation. Up to 60% of past egg donors list the reason for donating eggs was to help couples in need. They listed that money was not the motivating decision in their reason to give couples seeking fertility treatment a chance at parenthood. It is this “help those in need” mindset that drives many young women to egg donation. In addition to a helping hand, many women are looking to the financial rewards of egg donation.
The Financial Rewards of Egg Donation
In recent years, the compensation distributed to egg donors has risen. The typical egg donor is a young student between the ages of 21 and 30. The donors are able to use the money they make from egg donation to pay off student loans, travel, or save for a down payment on a house.
Waste not, want not.
Another segment of egg donors donate because they don’t wish to have children of their own. They’re a hybrid of a group that feels good about giving others an opportunity to be parents while also taking advantage of the financial reward of egg donation.