Egg Donation & Surrogacy

Facts, insights and opinions about egg donors, surrogates, and intended parents.

Egg Donor Q&A: A Woman's Future Fertility

by Katherine Benardo

Will egg donation affect my future fertility?

No relationship between egg donation and future fertility has been clearly established, although research is continuing.

Egg donation does not deplete your ovarian reserve. Each month you release a number of eggs, but only one comes to maturity, generally. The hormones administered in the egg donation process stimulate ...

Is the Surge Working? ABC and NBC Cover the Story

by Katherine Benardo

The broadcast networks are catching up with this old story about the alleged “surge” in egg donations. In ABC's video "Egg Donations On The Rise" (shown on Good Morning America), they had one clinic owner testify that applications are up about 50%. However, the piece assumed throughout that anyone who applied could actually donate ...

Egg Donor Q&A: Cost and Insurance Concerns

by Katherine Benardo

What are the costs involved for me and do I need medical insurance?

You are not responsible for any medical costs and any long distance travel expenses will be paid by the recipients.

A special egg donor insurance policy will be purchased for you to cover any complications, whether you have your own insurance or ...

Egg Donor Q&A: Matching Recipients and Donors

by Katherine Benardo

How are egg donors matched with recipients at your agency?

At this current stage in technology, donor eggs are not frozen for later use. So a specific recipient has to choose you before you can donate.

When working with our egg donation agency, a recipient will select you from the donor database, and only then ...

Top Questions Asked By Egg Donors — INCIID article

by Katherine Benardo

Thinking about being an egg donor and want to learn more about it?

I recently posted an article on INCIID (the InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination) which provides answers to your questions, including:


  • full description of the medical procedures, risks, and side effects

  • how much time egg donation takes

  • how much egg donors get ...

Egg Donor Q&A: Birth Control and Egg Donation

by Katherine Benardo

Can I be on the birth control pill or other form of contraception?

Yes. While applying to be an egg donor, you should continue to use your preferred form of contraception. (If you get pregnant, you are not able to donate.) During the screening and cycling process, you will be instructed to go off hormone-type ...