The Washington Times has run an article, "Our bodies, our sales: No windfalls in plasma, egg donations" stating that while egg donation and surrogacy may provide financial payoffs, the criteria and long-term implications should be taken into consideration. Kathy Benardo, director of the NAFG egg donor program, is quoted throughout this article on the economy’s impact on egg donation:
"I can get up to 100 applications a week. Some don't follow through when they see the screening they have to go through. Some are out of our age range [of 21 to 29 years old]. I even once got an application from a man. We also have a body-mass index qualification and an educational level qualification."
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