Are you considering donating your eggs? Here are the most frequently asked questions about being an egg donor.
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.
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.
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 having a etonogestrel contraceptive implant. However, if you are about to have your etonogestrel contraceptive implant changed, you can donate before a new etonogestrel contraceptive implant is fitted, if you wish. Unfortunately, we cannot help with removal or replacement.
Yes, you can, but you must take a break during the month you donate.
Yes, there is a BMI limit.
As an egg donor, you can have a maximum BMI of 30.
But you are very welcome to contact us for a chat if you are a little above this limit.
For example, if you have just given birth and/or are in the process of losing weight, you may be able to proceed with the approval process even if you are not yet below a BMI of 30.
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.
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.
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.
If you choose to be a no ID-release egg donor, we are only allowed to inform the recipient about your:
height and weight
hair and eye colour
If you choose to be an open egg donor, we are only allowed to inform the recipient about your:
height and weight
hair and eye colour
once the child reaches the age of 18, they can ask for your identity
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. Under current Danish law, we do not receive unfertilized or fertilized eggs from an egg bank.