Fairfax EggBank Travel Program

Fairfax EggBank welcomes new egg donors from across the United States through its travel program.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN TRAVELING TO BE AN EGG DONOR

If you’ve been hoping to be an egg donor, Fairfax EggBank has expanded to additional markets to increase your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of a loving family. Egg donors accepted into the travel program are generously compensated for their time, and get to travel with a companion to the nation’s capital for the final stage of the process, with ample time to explore Washington, D.C. and indulge in a top city in the country for dining and entertainment.

In addition to the established egg retrieval clinics, Fairfax EggBank has launched a travel program to include additional markets. This is a unique opportunity for women who are excellent egg donor candidates, but who reside too far from one of our partner retrieval clinics.

Through our travel program, egg donors from across the country can travel to our flagship clinic in Fairfax, VA, just outside of Washington, D.C., for retrieval.

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Fairfax EggBank in Fairfax, VA (10 miles from downtown DC)

Visiting the nation’s capital can be an exciting part of your egg donation journey. It is rich in history and culture. Washington, D.C. is home to an elaborate melting pot for food, and plays host to a wide spectrum of events and festivals.

During your stay in Fairfax, VA most of your appointments will be early in the morning, leaving you the rest of the day to enjoy all that D.C. has to offer.

WHAT TO DO IN D.C.

WHAT TO DO IN FAIRFAX, VA

TRAVEL EXPECTATIONS

Travel program candidates will travel to DC for the egg retrieval. Along the way, you will have a devoted team committed to making your participation as enjoyable as possible.

Here is what you can expect when it comes to required travel during your donation journey:

SCREENING

The screening process begins once your application has been reviewed, you have had an opportunity to ask questions about the travel program, and you have completed the information session.

As part of the process, we will require you to complete a medical screening and a psychological screening. Locations for these screenings have been chosen for donor convenience and should be a short drive in most circumstances. In some cases, depending on the location of the donor, accessing the clinic may be up to a two-hour drive from your home.

You will have a designated team assigned to you to help answer any questions, and review your monitoring status throughout the process.

Your team will be in close contact with you throughout your cycle and travel to ensure that each stage continues smoothly.

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APPROVED TO CYCLE? TIME TO PLAN FOR TRAVEL

Prior to beginning your pre-retrieval process, your Fairfax EggBank travel coordinator will work with you to create a travel plan, and confirm your details and communicate any information necessary to make sure you get where you need to go to make your journey enjoyable.

PRE-RETRIEVAL PROCESS

You will be required to take self-administered injectable medications during your cycle. You will receive instructions on how to administer these medications from your team in Fairfax. Many of these medications will need to be refrigerated. You will receive storing and handling instructions. These medications will need to travel with you as you will be continuing them when you arrive in Fairfax, VA.

TRAVELING FOR RETRIEVAL

You will start your cycle in your hometown. You will finish your cycle and have your retrieval in Fairfax, VA or one of our other established production sites. You should plan to be away from home for about a week, however total length of stay will be dependent on each donor’s response to the medications.

You must have an adult (18+) companion with you for your retrieval day.

RETRIEVAL DAY

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You will meet with the nursing staff, and an IV will be started. The procedure takes about 20 minutes and then you will be in recovery from 30-60 minutes. In total, plan on being in the clinic about 2 hours.

Shuttle service will provide you with transportation back to your hotel where you will continue your recovery in comfort, and rest for the remainder of the day. Your companion should be with you throughout the day and night following your procedure.

POST RETRIEVAL

The morning following your retrieval you will have a follow-up appointment with the medical team to ensure you are ready to travel back home.

Candidate Expectations

Travel Egg Donor Candidates can participate in up to 6 retrieval cycles total over their lifetime. (This includes previous retrievals with other organizations.)

Egg Donor Eligibility Requirements

  • Are you between the ages of 19 and 31?
  • Do you have regular periods, both ovaries, and normal reproductive function?
  • Are you a healthy, non-smoking individual?
  • Is your BMI in the range of 18-26? (Calculate your BMI here)
  • Are you not pregnant or breastfeeding?
  • Do you have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent?
  • Are you a U.S. citizen? If not, do you have a valid work Visa or Green Card?
  • Can you provide detailed medical history for three generations of your family?
  • Are willing to self-administer injectable medications and undergo an outpatient procedure?
  • Can you commit to the process for a minimum of 5 months?

If you can answer yes to the questions above, read our readiness assessment and submit an application online to become a donor!

WHAT TO DO IN DC

The D.C. metro area boasts monuments, museums, entertainment, and cuisine from around the world. The district’s varied neighborhoods each bring their own sense of culture to the table. The very user friendly Washington.org site allows visitors to research the neighborhoods and hottest restaurants of the moment.

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WHAT TO DO IN FAIRFAX,VA

EAT: Mosaic at Merrifield is directly behind the Fairfax EggBank. This upscale food and entertainment haven offers excellent dining at True Food Kitchen, Brine, Sisters Thai, Ted’s Bulletin, Cyclone Anayas’s, Alta Strada, B Side, BarTaco, and more.

SHOP: In addition, there are places to shop including Anthropologie, South Moon Under, Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Kendra Scott, PaperSource, bluemercury, Williams Sonoma,

PLAY: Angelika Film Center, Luxe Nail Lounge, Mint Nail Lounge, Nordine Salon & Day Spa

ABOUT THE FAIRFAX EGGBANK IN FAIRFAX, VA

Fairfax EggBank is a premier egg bank in the United States with egg retrieval locations across the country.