Our Centers are members of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), which maintains that a donor should be paid for her time and effort.
ASRM believes that paying a donor for her eggs approaches the marketing of human organs and biological tissue. As a result, guidelines set by the organization require that a flat fee be set which is not dependent on the number of eggs produced. Our Centers recognize the emotional and physical hardship placed on the egg donor. Upon completion of the donor cycle, the donor will be compensated generally up to $5,000 to $7,000 for her time and generosity. However, the donor's greatest compensation may be her sense of fulfillment for providing the recipient with the opportunity to realize her dream of a family.
The donor is generally required to have health insurance coverage. If she does not, health insurance may be provided by special arrangement through the Center. The health insurance generally covers emergency medical procedures for three months, one month prior to and for two months after the completion of the donor procedure. The cost is generally about $100 to $200 and this fee may be subtracted from the total compensation, to the donor, or it may be reimbursed by the recipient of the donated eggs.
In Vitro Sciences, 22 Waterville Road, Avon, CT 06001