Shady Grove Fertility(SGF) in the US is offering a new $500 incentive for women to become egg donors as part of their nationwide program
SGF has one of the largest fresh-cycle donor programs in the country and will soon open a new clinic in Brooklyn, New York this summer.
The company prides itself on being one of only a few centres that select and pre-screens its own egg donors before making them available on their donor registry.
SGF has said more than 8,000 SGF patients have become parents thanks to the generosity of egg donors, who are compensated generously by SGF for their time, effort, and commitment, not for their actual oocytes/eggs.
Michelle Purcell, director of specialty programs at SGF said the company prides itself on the wealth of information it can provide to its donors.
She said: “For intended parents and egg donors, SGF prides itself on the wealth of information about the donor we can provide. We understand the complexities of the selection process and are here to help provide guidance and encouragement.”
Under SGF’s stringent screening requirements, any woman between the ages of 21-32 who is healthy and has knowledge of her family history may be considered for egg donation.
A short online application with a prompt reply identifies if a candidate is pre-qualified to become an egg donor at SGF. Once pre-qualified, all egg donor candidates must complete a comprehensive personal and family medical history questionnaire. “For the wellness of our babies, we take our screening process very seriously. We are selective to keep donors and intended parents safe,” adds Purcell.
An egg donor shares her SGF experience
“As a two-time donor, the reward and sense of accomplishment I have felt having made this decision is indescribable. I would pay for the opportunity to do this again. I was met with such a sense of fulfillment knowing that my eggs could help a hopeful family one day. I can’t think of a more beautiful thing in this world,” she said.
To learn more about egg donation, visit ShadyGroveFertility.com