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Egg Donor FAQ

Are you considering donating your eggs? Here are the most frequently asked questions about being an egg donor.

FAQs

Can all women become egg donors?

You must be between the ages of 18 and 35. All donors are asked if they are healthy, have hereditary diseases in the family and are checked for infectious diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.  

  

You can donate regardless of whether you have not yet given birth or have already become a mother.  

How many times can I donate eggs?

You can donate 6 times in total. You must tell us if you have donated at other clinics, as the total number of donations, regardless of location, applies.  

Can I be an egg donor even if I use an IUD or a contraceptive device?

Yes, you can be an egg donor even if you have an IUD, regardless of whether you have a copper IUD or a hormonal IUD. It is also not a problem if you do not have a period on your IUD.  

  

You can't donate while the contraceptive device is currently in place. However, if you are about to have your IUD changed, you can donate before a new IUD is fitted, if you wish. Unfortunately, we cannot help with removal or replacement.  

Can I be an egg donor even if I use the contraceptive pill or the minipill?

Yes, you can, but you must take a break during the month you donate.  

Can egg donation reduce my own chance of getting pregnant?

No, egg donation does not affect the number of eggs you have in your ovaries.  

  

Nature's biology is as follows; each month, more eggs always grow than needed, and only one goes to ovulation. We take advantage of this when you are an egg donor. The eggs your body 'discards' on its own are made to mature by hormone treatment so that they can be given to another woman.

Am I at risk of early menopause?

No. At your first consultation, we will do blood tests to check your hormone levels. If it appears that you have an undetected fertility problem yourself, we will give you free advice about this. 

Are there any side effects or risks to donating eggs at egg retrieval?

It is rare that there are complications, but hormone stimulation can cause side effects in rare cases. We will give you more detailed information at the consultation. 

What does it mean to be a no ID-release (anonymous) egg donor?

If you choose to be a no ID-release egg donor, we are only allowed to inform the recipient about your:  

  

  • age  

  • height and weight 

  • hair and eye colour  

  • skin colour/ethnicity  

  • blood type  

What does it mean to be an ID-release (open) egg donor?

If you choose to be an open egg donor, we are only allowed to inform the recipient about your:  

  

  • age  

  • height and weight 

  • hair and eye colour  

  • skin colour/ethnicity  

  • blood type 

  • once the child reaches the age of 18, they can ask for your identity 

What does it mean to be a known egg donor?

As a known donor, you typically donate eggs to someone you know or would like to help, such as a sister or friend. However, you must not be closely related to the husband of the couple who is going to receive them. Legally, you have no rights or obligations in relation to the child/children.  

Can I help my sister or friend without donating directly to her?

Yes. You can via what we call cross-donation. Cross-donation means that a woman can skip the egg donation waiting list and receive an egg if she can get another woman (e.g. you) to donate eggs to the pool.  

How does egg donation work in practice?

Read about the whole process here: Become an egg donor

Can I withdraw during the process?

Yes, you can withdraw. In principle, you can withdraw right up to the egg retrieval stage. But we hope that if you do, you will have told us before you start, as there is a recipient waiting for your eggs.  

What do I get out of being an egg donor? 

When you choose to become an egg donor, you do so first and foremost because you want to help others fulfil a dream of becoming parents. Like sperm donors, you are honoured for donating your eggs. An egg donor receives DKK 7,000 per donation.  

Can I find out if my eggs have succeeded in making another woman pregnant?

Many egg donors are delighted to hear that their eggs have helped a childless couple. We are happy to tell you if your eggs have made another woman pregnant if you wish, but you will not be able to find out details or the identity of the recipient.  

Do you have further questions?  

  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our egg donation team or fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 




TFP Ciconia Fertility 
+45 86 27 76 26
aarhus@ciconia.dk



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