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    Default Who can be an egg donor??

    Hi Ladies

    A few of you have asked what sort of age/situation etc to be able to donate eggs.

    Bel touched on it in her post but thought a new thread would be easy to find.

    Age

    Between 21 and 35 for anonymous donation, and up to 38 at some clinics for known donation. However, there seems to be a real shift away from anonymous donation so not all clinics will let you do a completely anonymous donation. And in Victoria and WA your details will be kept on a database for any people concieved from your donation to be able to contact you in the future if they want to,

    Your own family

    A few donors have donated without having children themselves, or who haven't completed their families but in general clinics like donors to have completed their families. There are some very minor risks and it would be a tragedy if a donor donated and then found they could not then have their own children. They are very minor risks but something you need to think about if you haven't started or finished your own family.

    Genetic issues

    There are some genetic diseases that will prohibit someone donating - this is all covered in the clinic paperwork but a call to your nearest clinic to talk to their Donor Conordinator will let you know if you have any concerns.

    Breastfeeding

    You have to wait a couple of cycles after you have weaned to make sure your hormones are all back to normal! A few donors actually start looking for recipients while they are still breastfeeding as they know it takes a while to find someone and get the clinic appointments organised - so if it's something you really want to do, dont' let it stop you. A few recipients continue cycling with their own eggs while they wait out the time so will be more than happy to wait alongside you.

    Tubal ligation

    If you have had a tubal ligation, you are still able to donate as your ovaries are still intact and functioning.

    Miscarriages

    It is not uncommon for potential donors to have had miscarriages. This is generally not an isue but talk it over with the Donor Coordinator at your nearest clinic.

    Tattoos/Drug use

    Because of HIV issues, there are specific questions relating to possible exposure - again, something to talk over with your clinic.


    I can't think of anything else at the moment - am sure there is more that others will add or I'll remember!

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    Thanks for the info Cindy.

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    Hi Cindy

    Great information as usual. Thanks for posting it

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    Thanks, that answers my question

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    Just a quick question about contraception, i have an implanon, so obviously it would have to be removed, how long do you have to wait after it comes out to start the cycle etc??

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    Hey Mumma

    I'm not 100% sure on this one so hope others can butt in! I know in some cases hormone function seems to come back very quickly, while in others, can take a while, like the pill I am guessing. Will try and find some more conclusive information for you.

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    Hi ladies,I am fairly new to bubhub but i like reading everyones stories, mainly because here i am a mum of 8 kids(9 in march) and i have always wanted to help ladies in your situation,but my husband wont let me donate and i am nearly 37 but anyway if anyone wants any advice let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumma_jessy View Post
    Just a quick question about contraception, i have an implanon, so obviously it would have to be removed, how long do you have to wait after it comes out to start the cycle etc??
    i donated earlier this year and had the implanon removed two weeks prior the doctor told me that he controls the eggs and the hormones so off we went it was quite easy i feel and hope that more women donate it is the best present you will ever give anyone and it will cost you not a cent...it is a great feeling

    if you want to pm on being a donor happy to chat about the whole experience..

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    Question How is the procedure done?

    When i stumbled across this thread, i became quite interested to know what is involved. I'm curious to know how the eggs are actually taken away, like what is the procedure? Sorry if i sound really daft here .

    Hubby and i plan on having our fourth baby in a few years time, so i wouldn't be donating untill after that. But i have discussed this with my hubby, and we both think it would be a great thing to be able to do in the future.

    Thanks in advance to any replies .


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    The eggs are removed under either sedation or a general anesthetic in theatre by the fertility specialist.

    The basic procedure is that a long, fine catheter is inserted vaginally to your ovaries, and the follicles containing the eggs are pierced with the very fine needle in the catheter and are sucked out into the catheter.

    Generally, it takes no more than 20-30 mins.


 

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