Elite Fertility

Disqualifications for Egg Donors

Learn more about the disqualifications for egg donors

Thank you for your interest in becoming an egg donor at our Southern California egg donation center! To help you determine whether egg donation is right for you, our team has compiled information about what would make you ineligible to be an egg donor. Our egg donation experts also have information about lifestyle changes that you can make to overcome disqualifications for egg donors.

A list of disqualifications for egg donors

Our Southern California egg donation center is grateful to every generous woman who is interested in donating her eggs to help deserving men and women become parents.

To give hopeful parents the best chance of conceiving by using donor eggs, we are seeking healthy young women. We accept women from many backgrounds and ethnicities, but we do have some disqualifications for egg donors.

  • Younger than 20 or older than 29
  • BMI over 26
  • Cigarette or recreational drug use
  • Untreated sexually transmitted infections
  • Infertility or inheritable genetic disorders
  • Unknown medical history of biological parent, siblings or both sets of grandparents
  • Lack of reliable form of transportation to appointments
  • Inability to attend morning appointments
  • Schedules that are not flexible
  • No companion to attend donor on the day of the egg retrieval

Ultimately, we want healthy egg donors who are committed to the process.

We’re looking for responsible and dedicated egg donors

Being an egg donor is an amazing experience, but it is a time commitment. The process involves 30-minute doctor appointments in the morning between 6:30am and 10:30am. You can expect to attend six to 10 of these appointments. Additionally, you’ll have an egg retrieval procedure and will need a companion to drive you home as you will have light anesthesia. The entire egg donation process takes about two to four weeks from start to finish.

Intended parents have been through so much on their journey to conceive. They’ve faced obstacles ranging from infertility to discrimination. Our goal is to help make egg donation as stress-free and streamlined as possible. As a result, we can only accept egg donors who are reliable and just as committed to this goal as we are.

How to overcome these barriers and become a donor

If any of the disqualifications for egg donors apply to you, don’t worry. It’s true that you cannot change your age or certain medical conditions. However, you can make lifestyle changes to improve other aspects of your health and become an eligible donor at our Southern California egg donation center.

  • Eat a healthy diet and incorporate moderate exercise to reach your ideal BMI.
  • Stop smoking cigarettes and using recreational drugs.
  • Seek effective treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

If you have concerns about your schedule or do not have reliable transportation, we recommend waiting to consider egg donation. Many women find that scheduling and transportation issues resolve themselves as life circumstances change over time.

If you have questions about becoming an egg donor at our Southern California egg donation center, please contact us.