Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place. I have a few questions regarding egg donation, but I have no clue about it and would like to hear what other people have to say before I speak to a clinic etc. about it.
At the beginning of the year I had 19 eggs retrieved and frozen prior to undertaking treatment for an illness. By doing this, it ensured that in the event that my eggs were harmed in the process, I would have some healthy eggs on hand. However, things have happened and I won't be able to use them. So.. I thought that maybe I could donate them.. so here are my Q's - excuse my ignorance.
1. How old do you have to be to donate? I'm eighteen.
2. Are you actually allowed to donate frozen eggs, or can you only donate them when you're actually having them retrieved etc?
3. Do you donate them ALL to the same person?
4. Are you allowed to meet the people you are donating them to beforehand?
5. How long does it take to go through the donation process - A few days, weeks, months? I'd love to know so I know how fast I need to act.
6. If I'm not old enough/takes too long, are you able to have some sort of 'order' to donate the eggs even after you have passed (sorry, morbid question).
I had more... but that's all I can remember at the moment - I'll add to my list if they come back to me :P
I understand that each clinic has their own method of things, but what has been your experience/understanding of the above questions? Any help would be appreciated so so much.