When it comes to having your own biological children, there are all kinds of reasons why some people’s chances are different to others. Each of these reasons is also a reminder of why sperm or egg-donation can make such a positive, life-changing difference to hopeful parents.
Whether a couple is struggling with low sperm count, or a woman is trying to conceive on her own, viable sperm donors are in high demand across the world. Sperm donation requires a bit of a commitment—to ensure great sperm quality, donors often need to attend sessions for testing at their fertility clinic twice weekly over a period of a few months. However, if a donor’s sperm tests at a high quality, the value to someone else waiting to become a parent is immeasurable.
The process of becoming an egg donor isn’t easy, but can be incredibly rewarding. To become a donor, your treatment will closely follow the beginning of IVF—the process starts with ovarian stimulation via injectable medication, close monitoring at your clinic, and finally an egg retrieval procedure where all of the eggs are collected.
But before you get into any of this, you’ll be able to do thorough testing to find out if you are a good candidate. With each donor, a number of tests will be done to check against specific requirements, like age and general health, to give others the best chance at parenthood.