Egg Donation Process for Donors

The Fairfax EggBank donor process is designed with you in mind. Our donors must meet our high eligibility standards to be accepted. These standards are created to ensure the health and well-being of the donors, as well as the needs of our recipients. Our donors are important to us, so we ensure their journey from beginning to end is thorough and thoughtful.

We Take Care Of You Every Step Of The Way.


The first step of the donor application process is a preliminary assessment.
Thousands of women apply; however, our egg donor applicants must meet our strict criteria to advance to the next stage. When choosing donors, we prioritize the applicant’s health and well-being. Learn more about donor eligibility.

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Share Your Background

The second step is a detailed history of your medical background, and that of your family. This information, and more that’s collected during the process, helps recipients decide to move forward with a donor. Your personal data remains anonymous, while helping others make the best choice for their family.

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Donor Review

A thorough internal review of your full application and background is completed by our team of experts with more than 30 years of experience in egg donor recruitment. If approved to move forward to the next stage, you will be assigned a committed and caring donor coordinator to help you throughout each stage of the rest of the process.

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Meet Your Coordinator

Your Fairfax EggBank Donor Egg Coordinator will be there to help you throughout your complete review to ensure your information is as accurate as possible. As the applicant undergoes medical testing and screening, our expert donor coordinators will be there to guide you through each step of the process.

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You're Accepted

If you pass the medical and genetic testing requirements, and are accepted into our egg donor program, your donor coordinator will continue to be your primary point of contact for Fairfax EggBank. Your coordinator will work with you and your retrieval clinic to make sure you have the information you need to start donating.

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Time To Donate

Donors are generously reimbursed for their efforts every time an egg donation cycle is completed. Eligible donors may be able to donate up to 6 times. The egg retrieval process is a simple, quick, and painless procedure. Your clinic will work with you to plan the timing of your retrieval and you will be fully briefed on your responsibilities so that the procedure goes smoothly.

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Top Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to be an egg donor?

Women between the ages of 19 to 30 are eligible to apply to be an egg donor.

It is important for any donor to have the maturity to fully understand the undertaking of donating eggs. We require our donors to be a minimum of age 19 to apply.

On the other side of our age requirements, we have to ensure our donors remain healthy and that the eggs are also healthy. Women who provide the gift of egg donation have the potential for cycling up to 6 times. We have set the age limit to 30 for any new donors admitted into the program. Learn more about Fairfax EggBank egg donor age requirements.

Will donating eggs impact my fertility?

There are no conclusive studies indicating that egg donors are at an increased risk for experiencing infertility issues. Plenty of our donors go on to becoming mothers or have more children after they donate. You may have seen some media hype on this topic, but these cases tend to lack proof of correlation. Just because a donor experiences infertility later in life doesn’t mean that it has anything to do with her being an egg donor when she was younger. Infertility is relatively common for women over the age of 35. Learn more with these articles: Can I Get Pregnant After Donating Eggs?  and Will Donating Eggs Affect Your Future Fertility?

Does donating eggs hurt?

Administering self-injections is not an enjoyable experience, but the needles are very thin and small. Most donors find the experience gets easier after each shot. For the actual egg retrieval, you won’t feel anything since you’ll be asleep under conscious sedation. Once you wake up, you’ll probably be a little groggy. You may also experience some cramping and bloating, similar to what you may feel during a menstrual cycle. Tylenol is typically sufficient to quell any discomfort. Most donors are able to resume normal activity and return to work/school the next day. Pain tolerance varies widely from person to person. Read more with these two articles: How Painful Egg Donation Was For Me and Straight Talk: Is Egg Donation Painful?

Why is BMI important?

BMI is a medically accepted and scientifically proven formula that is an indicator for medical risk. Medical evidence shows that people with BMI’s under 18 or over 26 are at a higher risk for developing medical complications. Our donors’ health and safety are our primary concerns, which is why we only accept donors with BMI’s between 18-26. We realize that there are many healthy individuals with BMI levels outside our requirements; however, due to the volume of applications we receive we’re unable to evaluate every applicant on a case-by-case basis.

To learn more about why BMI matters, click here.

Will I regret becoming an egg donor?

We provide counseling and conduct thorough interviews to make sure our donors are emotionally prepared and confident enough to go through the process with appreciation rather than regrets. Egg donation isn’t for everybody but the experience can be extremely rewarding. You get to make someone’s dreams of having a family come true. Learn more about how the Fairfax EggBank program works to make sure donors don’t feel any regrets after they donate.

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