Egg Donor Compensation Payment
Egg Donor Payment
In addition to the emotional reward a woman gets from helping others create a family, women looking to become an egg donor are often interested in donating eggs for money. The IHR.com directory of egg donor programs lists fertility clinics and egg donor agencies that specify how to become an egg donor and describe egg donor compensation (money for donating eggs).
In most cases, the egg donor receives monetary compensation for her time and inconvenience of going through the treatment. Egg donor pay may also include reimbursement for missed wages, travel expenses, communication expenses, gasoline and childcare.
- Compensation generally varies from $5,000 to $10,000.
- There is some variation of compensation from one area of the country
- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) state that payments to donors in excess of $5,000 require justification and sums above $10,000 are not considered ethical.
The Ethics Committee of ASRM has published a report on the Financial Compensation of Oocyte Donors (PDF file) with quite a lot of information on compensation for egg donors.
- For instances in which a donor with rare and specific qualities are
sought, compensation above $10,000 is sometimes offered. In such cases,
a donor should be careful; it is wise to seek legal advice.