Egg donor compensation varies from agency to agency
Posted in: Resources, 02/26/2017
At Beverly Hills Egg Donation, egg donor compensation is between $7,000 - $10,000 per process. Egg donation compensation is not usually the highest motivation to donate eggs, most donors rank the participation in giving the miracle of life equally.
In addition to life-long gratitude from our recipient families, the egg donation compensation rewards you for your time, effort and dedication. Returning egg donors often receive a higher egg donor compensation amount based upon their previous success.
In addition to agreed upon the egg donor compensation, all travel expenses necessary for your donation including airline tickets, hotel, ground transportation and a per diem, will be paid for by the recipient families. If you need to travel for the retrieval process, you will be allowed to bring a companion, whose expenses will also be covered. Keep in mind that for any additional reimbursement requests, original receipts must be provided to receive full reimbursement. Egg donors are usually paid for their time and discomfort, and egg donor payment does not depend on the outcome.
The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine have concluded that paying women for donating eggs is justified. The Committee also states that the amount of money offered to donors varies and depends on a number of factors, including the region.
Different countries have different rules regarding the legality of compensation. In the United States, it is egg donation is legal. Eggs can be donated either anonymously or not. Financial compensation for donating eggs is also legal.
At BHED, the donor's identity confidential. The intended parents will receive certain information about the donor, but they will not meet each other or know one another's names. BHED egg donors may give permission to be contacted once the child reaches a specific age.
IVF with donor eggs is not a cheap endeavor. Many families have to save for years to afford the process which can be anywhere between $15,000 - $45,000 depending on the specifics related to the recipient. In the wake of George Michael’s death, British TV presenter Richard Osman tweeted that George once privately donated £15k to a woman who was trying to save IVF funds to become a recipient.
At BHED we want egg donation compensation to be commiserate with donor’s time and effort and our recipients can be rest assured that they are not paying inappropriate compensations. If you have any questions regarding the fees paid to egg donors, please do not hesitate to contact us.