Thank you for your interest in our egg donor program. The Genetics & IVF Institute is constantly seeking healthy women between the ages of 19 and 31 to become anonymous egg donors to help infertile couples have babies. If you are accepted into our egg donor program, you will provide a tremendous service to our patients and receive compensation for your time and travel. If you are interesting in applying to become an anonymous egg donor, click here to start the online application. Click here to read the personal experiences of three of our egg donors or click here to watch a video from a former egg donor. Click here to watch a video about egg donation.
Successful egg donor candidates should have the following attributes:
Between ages 19 and 31
Reside in the greater Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD area (within 2 hours driving time)
Various ethnic backgrounds
Body mass index must not exceed 26%
Clean family health history
High level of responsibility to meet the time requirements of the program
Interest in the arts, sciences, or athletics
Willingness to complete three donation cycles
If you feel you meet the above requirements, please fill out our initial online application by clicking here. Please call if you need additional information at 703.698.3909, or send us a message here. If you are eligible for participation, you will be contacted to fill out our Medical and Personal Profile Questionnaires online. You will have two weeks to complete and submit this information and if you are further eligible, you will be contacted to schedule an interview and complete preliminary medical screening. Selected donors have completed the following:
A physical exam, including a pelvic exam and cervical cultures for sexually transmitted diseases
The most comprehensive infectious disease testing for HIV and Hepatitis screening
General bloodwork including blood count, hormone testing, and ultrasound
Genetic screening including a chromosome analysis and DNA testing for Cystic Fibrosis and Fragile X
A separate psychological screening, including a psychological health history and an evaluation of your comfort level with the donor egg program.
Contact Liz Andrade, Egg Donor Coordinator at 703.698.3909, or fill in this form.
Watch Liz as she discusses the egg donors of GIVF and her role in the donor screening process. She also talks about why donors choose to donate, her relationship with them, and what makes GIVF donors unique.
During the screening process, you will be compensated for your time after completing all of the medical screening appointments. Once you have completed the preliminary medical screening you will be activated as a donor. When a patient of GIVF selects you as their donor, you will start your donation cycle. You will attend a class taught by the donor egg program staff to learn how to prepare and administer your medications. All medications are given by injection. You may either administer the medications to yourself, or you may elect someone who would be willing to give you daily injections. A cycle takes approximately 4 weeks, which includes a short visit to GIVF between 7:00 am and 9:00 am on approximately 6-8 mornings over a two week period. These visits include taking a blood sample and vaginal ultrasound to assess your progress. The egg retrieval is done transvaginally using intravenous sedation.
Your anonymity in this program is very important to us. You will be identified to patient couples by the following information: blood type, ethnic background of your mother and father, height, weight, body build, eye color, hair color and texture, years of education, occupation, special interests, and family medical history. Your identity will not be disclosed to any infertility patients.
If you are interested, apply to become an egg donor here.