Pros and Cons of Being an Egg Donor

Being an egg donor is a great way to spread happiness and kindness. There is nothing more elating than knowing that a small step taken at the right time has helped several other people realize their dreams. However, it is rightly said that to gain something, one needs to lose something.

Infertility centers and Surrogacy Clinics enunciate that donors must make sure that they are well aware of the precautions they may have to take as well as the adverse effects they might have to bear by donating eggs.

Pros of Being An Egg Donor

  • Before a donor can donate her eggs, a set of compulsory overall tests are performed on her to ensure that she does not suffer from any major diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, et cetera that might be transferred to their offspring as well as STDs or Sexually Transmitted Diseases inclusive of Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and various genetic diseases. Since the donor does not have to spend from their own pockets for these tests, it is a win-win situation for them.
  • Women feel a sense of responsibility, satiation and accomplishment when they help bring a bundle of joy into another woman’s life by donating their eggs.
  • Egg donors are paid generously and abundantly by the recipient couples for the noble gesture done on their part. They take up the charges of the numerous treatments involved as well as the tests performed on them.
  • Apart from getting free tests done for various serious and fatal ailments related to fertility, donors get a glimpse of their own fertility. This helps them make better decisions when planning for their own family.

Cons of Being An Egg Donor

There aren’t a lot of disadvantages of donating eggs. However, the inevitable connection of a woman to her egg that later transcends into maternity might be overwhelming sometimes. Several donors approach their donated eggs with detachment. Some think that the donated egg has been shed from their body just how they were expelling an egg every month. Unluckily, no matter how detached the donor might feel from their eggs, seeing one transform into a baby and then letting it go into someone else’s arms can be difficult, to say the least.