Many women have high hopes of becoming pregnant but they struggle due to advanced age or premature ovarian failure. With your help of egg donation, you can complete their dream of starting a family. Besides sincere gratitude, you will receive “nutrition payment” (NT $10,000 per egg, with maximum of NT $99,000).
Who can become an egg donor?
According to artificial reproduction laws, the following are required of egg donors: 1. Women between the ages of 20 and
2. Physically healthy and have met all the standards of egg donation
3. No blood relations with recipient
How long does the egg donation matching process take?
Around 2-6 months
Do I need to come to the clinic often to check my follicles?
Normally throughout the process, you need to come to the clinic 4-5 times. You can choose the days when Star International Fertility Center or Jong Medical Clinic is open. However, the time of your egg retrieval has to be in the morning. You are welcome to come back for checkup if there is any discomfort afterwards.
Are there any additional fees I will have to pay?
Besides the payment of your first clinic and blood test fee to make sure you can become an egg donor, all other clinic and medication fees are fully supported by the fertility center or egg recipient.
What if I decide not to continue in the middle of the process?
If you wish to discontinue the process due to personal reasons, such as accidental pregnancy, you will have to pay for the medical fees spent up to that day (including medication, doctor fee, ultrasound fee, etc.)
What is the egg donation process like?
Under anesthesia and vaginal ultrasound guidance, the eggs are removed from the follicles through a thin needle connected to a suction device. The process takes around 20 minutes and you generally will not feel anything under sedation.
What should I expect after egg retrieval?
After the procedure, you may head home after the anesthesia wears off and no headache is felt, which is usually around an hour. Normally no discomfort is felt afterwards and you can go back to work.
How often can I donate?
According to Reproductive Laws for Taiwan, a donor cannot donate again after a pregnancy results from her donation.
What information of mine will the recipient have?
Donors will remain anonymous. Besides ethnicity, skin color, height, weight, blood type, education, and other basic data, we will not offer any other information to the recipient.
Will donating egg cause premature menopause?
Donating eggs will not cause premature menopause. Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have, around 4 million, and fertility drugs or injections will not hasten menopause. When menstruation begins, 7 to 10 immature eggs are prepared for release every week. However, only one egg will prove to be dominant and is released for ovulation. All the other eggs will shrink and slowly die. Fertility medications boost the hormones for those other eggs to actually grow and become mature too. Egg donation does not decrease the egg reserves in such a manner as to lead to premature menopause.