The Donation Cycle Explained for Egg Donors
The PureOvum Egg Donor program gives you the tools you need to navigate your way to becoming an egg donor — and helps you understand the donation cycle process.
This is not your ordinary egg donor agency. PureOvum is redefining the donor experience to give egg donors a modern, cultured program that accentuates empowerment, highlights travel ‘bleisure’ (mixing business and pleasure), cultivates inspiration — and offers a minimalist approach to the whole experience of egg donation.
For women who are interested in donating eggs or receiving donor eggs, you may be curious as to what the egg donation process entails. Let’s take a closer look at the egg donation process to shed light on how egg donation works and if it is something that may be of interest to you.
Egg Donation Process
Step 1 Admissions
You’ll complete an online application to be reviewed by our PureOvum coordinators. Once your application is approved, you’ll be contacted and asked to join Southern California’s most prominent egg donor program and complete the entire admissions process.
Step 2 Create Egg Donor Profile
Finishing the process entails video consultations (if necessary), correspondence, genetic testing, and creating an egg donor profile. Your dynamic profile will be created by you and added to our database where intended parents can view and select egg donors.
Step 3 Screening and Medical Tests
You will be required to travel to our fertility clinic in Southern California for your screening.
All egg donors complete medical screening prior to a donor cycle, and with PureOvum, you are ahead of the game! Many egg donor agencies present donors to intended parents that have been accepted into their program based on donor profile only.
With PureOvum, donors have completed two large hurdles within the medical screening process before intended parents view their profiles: AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) tests indicating high egg quantity and Genetic Carrier Screening giving intended parent’s information about the donor’s genetic carrier status, and if any genetic carrier screening will be needed for partner or sperm source (to ensure no genetic carrier overlap between egg and sperm).
During this time, you’ll also complete a legal agreement to outline the terms of the egg donation.
Step 4 Complete Egg Donation Cycle
Our reproductive endocrinologists will put together a medical protocol for you. Your PureOvum coordinator will arrange travel, appointments, and medications. Local donors will need to commit to two weeks for the cycle (stay in San Diego for 14 days; OOT donors will be monitored the first week and stay in San Diego for 7-10 days). Before the egg retrieval, you will undergo monitoring to confirm that your body’s ready to begin the cycle and track your progress on the medications.
The egg retrieval itself takes about 15-20 minutes, and all donors are required to stay in San Diego for an additional 24-48 hours after the procedure to properly rest and recover. One additional appointment will be required for final monitoring after the retrieval to ensure your body has recuperated.
If you are interested in becoming an egg donor, apply now. Our team of experts are knowledgeable in the egg donation cycle process and available to answer in questions you may have.