Egg Donation & Surrogacy

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How Much Do Egg Donors Get Paid?

by Katherine Benardo

How much do egg donors get paid?

The Northeast Assisted Fertility Group offers each egg donor $10,000, payable immediately after the retrieval.  The compensation is agreed on beforehand and does not correspond to the number or quality of eggs retrieved.

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There are no laws regarding how much you can get paid to be an egg donor. However, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) establishes ethical guidelines for egg donor compensation; the current cap is $10,000 per cycle (egg donors get paid for the time and effort of the cycle, not for the eggs retrieved). Other programs may offer more than $10,000, but keep in mind that the egg donor, recipient, and clinic would all be working unethically under these circumstances.