I think it's a great thing to donate eggs . Having been through IVF myself to conceive 1 of my children, you come in contact with women who are unable to fall pregnant using their own eggs. Many have been through years of treatment, heartbreak and loss using their own eggs and to get to the point of considering donor eggs is huge. To help people in these situations is a wonderful thing.
The needles are tiny and if you are quick and don't hesitate - you'll be fine.
Your biggest hurdle is your age, because at 20, you may feel done now - but realistically you have another 20 fertile years left. A lot can happen in 20yrs and I guarantee you will mature as a person and you will change your mind on many things as you get older. Because of this, many clinics will have reservations about your suitability as a donor at this point in time.
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17-07-2015 12:15 #12Senior Member
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Does donating eggs cause infertility or somthing ?
I'm just curious as to why my age and family have anything to do with it?
Sorry if that comes across rude had a bad tempered DS today
17-07-2015 13:45 #13Senior Member
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OP, you have a big heart for wanting to donate. People always judge either u r pregnant, not pregnant, doing IVF etc. It is your life and none of their business. As long as your partner or husband supports of your decision.
Having been on this infertility journey myself, I considered donating my eggs. Our journey was affected by male infertility which we ended up using donor sperm. I used past tense because I am a bit old to clinic preference for donation. However, not ruling out donating left over embryos but there is another problem of itself due to restriction.
No. Donating doesn't cause infertility. As you get older, the quality of eggs decline. That's why clinic prefers young donors in 20s. I know that clinics prefer egg donors having completed their family before donating but given the shortage I suspect some clinics might not be strict about this. I don't know the exact reason why it would have to be the case. Most sperm donors haven't completed the family and as long as the family limit is under 5 or 10 (including donor own family) depends on the state laws.
IVF needle is nothing. Thin and harmless. To keep my pregnancy, I had to be on thick needle everyday after egg collections all the way to 20w. I must say that counselling is very important. To add, most donor recipients won't be very keen for their donor conceived children to have a relationship with the bio father/mother. I have no problem for the children to contact their bio father after 18 if they are curious. My adopted friend for example has never wanted to find out her bio parents. She has a loving parents and has a strong relationship with them. So I won't worry too much about someone wants to have a relationship with you down the track just yet.
17-07-2015 16:46 #14
There is a very small risk of complication that could result in infertility or other issues for the donor - so yes. The minimum age for most clinics is also 21.
I'm not saying they won't let you donate, just that you might have a little question over your suitability that needs to be overcome. You will also need to quit smoking - it is a requirement.
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