In other countries, compensation is illegal but they still get women who will donate. My wish is that they would set the limit...
CCRM says that 6k is a fair amount for the donors time and troubles. However I found a site in California that wanted 15K compensation for their proven donors, and that was just the donor fee---not even the meds or procedure.
What a GORGEOUS family you have ! Just beautiful. I just have to say thank you on behalf of all couples who have received donated eggs for your selfless act. My clinic pays about $6700.00 to the donor when all is said and done which I think is fair. I've done 2 IVFs on w/ my own eggs so I know the process takes time and gas money back and forth to the clinic, etc. I too think you were under paid but what a blessing you were to the family you donated to !
God Bless You !!
I read recently that the technology exists to freeze eggs and then thaw them at a later date and use them.(I believe currently they can freeze them but have had trouble thawing them for fertilization, which is why the create embryos, then freeze the embryos.) Anyway, it will be interesting to see what impact that has on egg donation. I can see young women who anticipate delaying childbearing being willing to enter into agreements that they will donate half of the eggs retrieved and keep the other half for themselves, if the intended donees pay the costs or split the costs. That sentence was entirely too long and may have made no sense. But if 20-yr-old A donates eggs to B, B pays costs, but no additional compensation, half of the eggs are kept frozen for A to use