What’s the difference between egg donor agencies and egg banks?
Egg donor agencies focus on fresh egg donations, while egg banks like us focus on frozen donor eggs. With a fresh egg donor agency, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be matched with a recipient so there’s a risk that you may not be compensated for your time and services. And if you are matched with a recipient, you should know that fresh egg donation is a more complicate process, entailing syncing your menstrual cycle with the woman who will be receiving your donor eggs and traveling to their location. Fresh egg donors have much less control over timing, traveling, and other aspects of the egg donation process.
Frozen egg banks make it simpler and more convenient for donors
- Once accepted, you can donate right away and you can donate up to 6 times.
- You receive your compensation after you’ve completed your donation.
- You can donate locally; there’s no need to travel.
- Upon approval, you can donate more than once, and you’ll work with the same team each time you donate.
To learn more about the advantages of frozen egg donation versus fresh egg donation, read our blog Fresh or Frozen Egg Donation? What Does it Mean for You, the Egg Donor.