Pinnacle Egg Bank’s Egg Donor Education Program was created specifically to provide you with reliable, first-hand information from our knowledgeable fertility specialists and physicians who have extensive experience working directly with egg donors. We are committed to debunking the many myths and misconceptions around egg donation so you can be confident in your decision to become an egg donor.

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Egg Donation Myths and Misconceptions

There are many misconceptions around egg donation, often fueled by lack of information and hearsays. We see misinformation around the qualifications to become an egg donor (I can’t become an egg donor if I haven’t had a child yet), long term consequences (donating eggs causes infertility), or even the motivation behind why someone chooses to donate eggs (egg donors do it only for the money). All of these statements (and more!) are myths, and – if these are not discussed with a professional fertility specialist – they can prevent women who would otherwise qualify from becoming egg donors.

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True or False?

True or False?

I won't be able to have children in the future because of egg donation

FALSE

False! Egg donation does not make someone infertile.

True or False?

I’ll be responsible for any children resulting from my donation

FALSE

False! Prior to donating, you will sign consent forms that will relinquish your rights of the eggs retrieved from your donation cycle.

True or False?

I won’t have any eggs left if I donate

FALSE

False! Egg donation does not lower your egg reserve. Women release a certain number of eggs every month, from which one egg ovulates and the rest die. During an egg donation cycle, we use hormones to rescue more of the eggs that would normally die. There is no additional loss of eggs from the egg donation process.

True or False?

I must have been pregnant at least once to donate eggs

FALSE

False! Prior pregnancies is not a requirement for egg donation.

True or False?

There is a risk of OHSS during egg donation process

TRUE

Yes, there is a risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) during egg donation. Mild or moderate forms of OHSS are uncommon and severe OHSS is rare, especially when under the care of a board certified fertility specialist.

True or False?

I may experience side effects from the medication during the egg donation process

TRUE

Yes, the hormone injections used for follicle stimulation can have a wide range of side effects including bloating, mood swings, nausea, headaches, hot flashes, etc. However, these should subside once the cycle ends.

True or False?

Medications I take during the egg donation proces may cause cancer

FALSE

False! The hormones used in egg donation can cause breast cancer if used for many years, but not for the weeks of treatment used for egg donation. Despite a lack of formal studies, no long term side effects have been attributed to the process of egg donation, including cancer.

True or False?

My eggs may help more than one family

TRUE

True! Depending on the number of eggs retrieved, your eggs may be donated to one family or more. However, unlike sperm donation, the average number of families your eggs may be donated to is about 1-3 families per donation cycle.

True or False?

I must be between 20-29 years old to donate.

TRUE

True! While other program requirements may differ, our program requires for egg donors to be between the ages of 20-29.

Ready to apply? Submit a quick application online to connect with us and check if you qualify.

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Egg Donor Education

Our Pinnacle Egg Donor Education Program is here to provide you with the definitive resource on egg donation. We are dedicated to dispelling the incredible amount of misinformation circulating out there that might dissuade you from performing one of the most generous acts a woman can accomplish in her lifetime…donating her eggs so someone else can have a family. We understand the decision to donate your eggs is a big one and should not be made lightly. We also know that as you do your research, you need and deserve a source of egg donation information that is current, trustworthy, and has your best interests at heart. Here at Pinnacle Egg Bank, our pledge is to be that resource, and rest assured, we don’t take that responsibility lightly. Our team of dedicated, experienced fertility specialists and physicians have successfully worked with egg donors for many years, so you can be completely confident you are in the best of hands.

Be Amazing, Donate Eggs!

You owe it to yourself to get the facts about egg donation. When you make the decision to donate your eggs, you are joining a family of amazing, extraordinary women who are giving of themselves so others can have the incredible, life-changing experience of creating a family.

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Donating eggs is a truly life changing gift.

If you feel that you meet all qualifications and wish to become an egg donor, please submit our short online application and our egg donation coordinator will be in touch with you.

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