(Closed) Egg Donation

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Would you donate your eggs?
    No way! : (75 votes)
    42 %
    Absolutely! : (22 votes)
    12 %
    If the compensation was good enough. : (36 votes)
    20 %
    Only for a family member or friend. : (42 votes)
    23 %
    Other: I will explain below. : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    13015 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think the only time I’d ever consider this would be if my sister asked me.  Other than that, nope.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I totally would since I never plan on using mine, but alas, I have a very bad genetic history (lots of breast cancer, among other bad things) so they would never consider harvesting mine.  I’ve heard it pays loads of money, so why not!  =o)

    Post # 5
    Member
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would love to donate my eggs. For the money and for knowing that infertile couples were able to have a baby.

    I think I’m too old now though and I’m not sure how I feel about the hormones.

    Post # 6
    Member
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MadameTussaud:  I’ve heard that the most you can get is like $10K / time and there’s a life limit of 6 donations?? Maybe I’m totally mis-remembering, but I voted ‘if the compensation was good enough’ although I don’t really think $10K is worth it to me for that type of procedure.

    I don’t know that I could give an egg to a sibling…if it went to a total stranger, maybe, but seeing a child that is physically half me on the regular would be more than I could be comfortable with. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @indibee:  For some reason I think 10k is what I’ve heard before too, but I’m not sure where or how I heard it, lol.  But hell, 10k is twice my wedding budget, and it would give me plenty leftover for some sort of honeymoon!  

    Post # 8
    Member
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I totally would in a red hot second if it would help someone get the family that they want.  I already talked to Darling Husband about it and he said no, but it if he were not so firmly against it I would have already have started the process.  It isn’t like I am ever going to use an egg again, so I just hate thinking that my ubber fertile eggs are going to waste.  Oh well.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MadameTussaud: Just did some re-checking b/c I hate not knowing, and I found this page that says the regulations are generally $5K-$10K. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    No. I don’t want to go through the physical side effects.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I totally would but I’m pretty sure I’m too old now anyway.

    I don’t plan to use them and I know that compensations is good.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    If my significant other was okay with it and I had normal fertility, then I would in a heartbeat for a friend/family member.  However, my SO is very much opposed and I respect that.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    No, the ramifications down the line are enough to put me off of it.

    Post # 14
    Member
    30 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I couldnt stand the thought of some stranger raising my biological child. Its different then adoption bc you dont have the option to choose the parents. I dont like the idea of having biological children out there that I know nothing about. I’d like to raise my own children. Having a baby only made me feel even stronger about this. I think people can do w/e they like but personally for me I would never.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1660 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m pretty sure nobody would want my old eggs, but if a very close friend or family member wanted me to, then yes, I would. It would be a little odd if the child ended up looking like me and someone close to me was raising him/her, but I think I could get over it. It would be easiest if it was family though.

    I wouldn’t mind donating to a couple that really needed my egg to become parents, but knowing that I have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer, I’d be inclined not to do it because it might raise my risk to take clomid, etc.

    Post # 16
    Member
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    No, personally if you already aren’t having your biological child, I think you should adopt one of the “already made” kids waiting for a home. Plus I read a medical thriller about it where all kinds of things went wrong with an egg donation.

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