Thank you for being amazing and considering the gift of egg donation to someone struggling to build a family. Unlike other egg donation agencies, our egg donor bank is a part of the world-renowned Santa Monica Fertility Clinic in Santa Monica, California. This arrangement allows both donors and intended parents to be matched easily and obtain the best medical care at one center under the supervision of a single medical team.
In order to be considered as an egg donation candidate at Santa Monica Fertility, you will need to meet some basic requirements.. Qualifications to be an Egg Donor include:
Egg donors are compensated for their time and effort. First-time donors typically receive $8,000 in compensation, whereas repeat donors receive more. Donors can donate eggs every 3-4 months, but do have a limit on the number of donations they can undergo in their lifetime. Compensation is provided at the time of egg retrieval.
All costs associated with donating eggs, including insurance, all screening, travel, accomodation and any other costs – are covered by Santa Monica Fertility and you will never have any out of pocket expenses.
Egg donation is mostly done anonymously, meaning that the donor and intended parents do not know the identity of each other. To help match you with intended parents, we create an electronic profile which is posted on our website. The profile includes pictures and information about your health and family history. The profile is password protected and your name or any other identifying information will never be used.
Upon matching with an intended parent, you will be referred to an attorney who will represent you in the creation of a legal agreement between yourself, Santa Monica Fertility, and the intended parent(s). This legal agreement is meant to protect the privacy of all parties and further outlines your compensation, duties and rights as an egg donor.
Santa Monica Fertility conducts shared egg donation cycles. This type of cycle allows us to match you more easily with intended parent(s). The eggs retrieved as part of your cycle will be assigned to more than one intended parent (shared), thus making it more economically feasible for couples to undergo egg donation, while at the same time not creating an excessive number of embryos that may go unused.
If you feel that you meet all qualifications and wish to proceed, please submit your online application to become an egg donor with Santa Monica Fertility. Once your application has been received, one of our egg donation agency coordinators will reach out to you.