Average cost for Egg Donor?

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Registered: 08-29-2010
Average cost for Egg Donor?
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Thu, 09-30-2010 - 10:32pm

Wish I lived close to Shady Grove for the Shared Donor option but we don't. Most of the egg donor agencies here in S. CA let the donor choose the compensation she wants - anywhere between $6,000-$10,000 - is that the norm across the nation?

Would a donor that is closer to wanting $9-10k turn you away from them (in the whole scheme of things is a couple of grand enough to push you to one donor versus another).

I wish it was more uniform - like they get $6500 - period. One agency does that. But the RE I'm thinking of using because they offer a money-back plan if DE is not successful uses an agency where the donor decides.

Decisions, decisions. I thought this was a recession - God if I'd know about becoming a donor at 21 and making $6,000+ I would have been all over that!!

Rachel

Me 39 DH 38
TTC for 4 years (TTC for 3 years w/ex-husband adopted a now 10 year beautiful little girl from Russia)
2 failed IUI 2009-1st IVF January 10 negative after 3 perfect blast - one frozen Feb 10 begged OB/Gyn to do surgery for "pain" to see if tubes blocked from PID back when I was 16 - yep both tubes blocked - unblocked 1 tube
May 10 IVF #2 - 3 eight cell transferred BFN again
September IVF#3 - ET: 9/13-3 embryos (2blast and 1 morela) Beta: 9/23/10 - BFN again!
Me 39 DH 38
TTC for 4 years (TTC for 3 years w/ex-husband adopted a now 10 year beautiful little girl from Russia)
2 failed IUI 2009-1st IVF January 10 negative after 3 perfect blast - one frozen Feb 10 begged OB/Gyn to do surgery for "pain" to see
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Fri, 10-01-2010 - 7:05am

Wow.

 


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Registered: 06-30-2005
Fri, 10-01-2010 - 3:55pm

Hi Rachel,

The agencies where I live have a set rate and it appears that they all pay $6000 to the donor. I agree with Spencer though that letting them determine price makes it seem like they are selling to the highest bidder and I don't like that at all. I know the refund is attractive but I would probably want to go a different way. We didn't have a shared donor program here either. I didn't ask around too much about that because we qualified for a study with our clinic so we paid a reduced fee and others weren't offering that. Maybe you could ask about any studies that they might need you for and you'll get a reduced fee?

The ladies here are wonderful and very open to share their experiences so feel free to ask any question. Good luck...hopefully I'll still see you on the IVF support board. :)

Carolyn

Started Estrace 9/24. U/S 10/4 to determine next steps. Waiting to transfer our last two frozen embryos.

Too many IUI’s, IVF’s and failed attempts to count.

TTC #1 since 2005

Carolyn

Too many IUI’s, IVF’s and failed attempts to count.

TTC #1 since 2005