Egg Donation – Becoming an Egg Donor Explained
One of our concerns here at Conceptual Options is whether or not we have provided enough information to a prospective egg donor when she contacts our office. In response to these concerns, we included information on our site that will help women of all ages understand the Conceptual Options’ Egg Donation Process.
In addition, we have also included Informational Egg Donation Videos and informative Egg Donation Newsletters that help explain to what it actually takes to become an egg donor and how to explain your decision to others.
Feel free to contact our office directly or via our website at the Egg Donor Application. Let us know what you think!
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Conceptual Options Egg Donor News: The Egg Donor Class Action Against ASRM, etc. Heats Up
Many in this industry have been following this case, Kamakahi v. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, for some time regarding whether or not the actions of the ASRM and its affiliate doctors were considered price fixing pursuant to the Sherman Antitrust Act or not. It looks as if it may go to trial next year.
According to the News & Observer,
If nothing is beyond reach of the law, then we shouldn’t be surprised that the Sherman Antitrust Act is being invoked in a potentially game-changing California case centered on the price of … human eggs.
Two women who object to the generally accepted $10,000 cap for an egg donation say the market should set the cap, not two professional fertility organizations that dominate donors’ compensation.
If the women win, they will turn the fertility trade upside down. That has big implications for fertility clinics such as the one at Duke Medical Center and some 15 other providers in the Triangle area….
Legally, there is no cap on what a woman can charge for her eggs. In this respect, the United States is unusual among the world’s nations because it has allowed a market for eggs to thrive.
However, the donor compensation amounts recommended by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the alpha male of the egg business, are $5,000 and cap at $10,000. The larger amount must be “justified” by ASRM guidelines…
It sounds off-key to haggle over the price of DNA, which is the core of the issue in the California case, but think about this brave new world.
Should the price of an egg be capped at $10,000 by organizations that write the guidelines? Or should the price be determined by what the market will pay?
The Sherman Antitrust Act suggests the latter, and I agree.
What are your thoughts on this case?
Egg Donor Case & ASRM – Conceptual Options News
Conceptual Options Surrogacy Agency News: Happy Lunar New Year to all of our Conceptual Options’ Families!
Conceptual Options would like to wish everyone – our Egg Donors, our Intended Parents, our Surrogates, and our Families – a very Happy Lunar Year!
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Conceptual Options Egg Donation News: Why Would Any Woman Become an Egg Donor?
There are many different reasons thrown out by critics and proponents alike about why a woman would become an egg donor. And, all of them are right to an extent…really. Why a woman becomes an egg donor is both a personal one and a public one – why? Because every woman is different, and every proponent/critic has their own public reason for proclaiming why someone is an egg donor. A crazy concept, right? It sure is.
But, the long and short of it is that we here at Conceptual Options believe that there are only two real reasons a woman becomes an egg donor – and here they are:
1. Compassion & Service to the World
This sounds idealistic, but it is true. Most people in the world want to make a difference in some way, and this is one way to do it. Making a family become a reality for someone who cannot is one of the most compassionate things that a woman can do for others. whether LGBTQ or not.
2. Education & Empowerment
Every single egg donor must go through a very through and complete psychological and medical screening – most egg donors who undergo a cycle learn more about their own body and mind then they ever thought that they would.
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Conceptual Options Egg Donation News: Understanding an Egg Donor Database
The egg donor is one of the most vital contributing factors to a successful pregnancy, whether as an Intended Mother or as a surrogate. Sometimes without a egg donor, your child being born will be nothing but a dream. In addition, donating an egg is an opportunity to help families who struggle with having a child of their own. The egg donor is the missing component to completing a beautiful family.
There come many struggles with finding an egg donor. The emotions you’ll be feeling as you go through lists of names and searching for possible candidates can be potent enough to swallow you whole. You may feel excited, nervous, or even scared. Most of all, you’ll be unsure. And you’ll find yourself going through the same pages repeatedly. Many agencies fill up their databases will false information to fluff up the parents’ options. We recognize the struggles of searching for an egg donor, and we do not discount the stress and importance of it. This is why we provide you with access to over 500 qualified egg donors who not only meet the strict requirements, but are real as well.
Our work ethic differs greatly from other agencies. You’ll find our services more professional, and our relationships with our egg donors are much tighter. Unlike other agencies, we require each of our egg donors to contact us on a regular basis to keep us updated with her current situation and her schedule. Searching for an egg donor is a highly emotional process, and our intentions are clear. We want to provide parents with a calm and controlled environment while choosing an egg donor. Our agency emphasizes greatly and not wasting any of your time waiting on egg donors who are not available, or filling you up with false hopes.
If an egg donor has not recently updated us with her situation and schedule, she will be deemed as unavailable and we will not allow her to be a possible candidate in your selection. Our egg donation database is designed to make your egg donor selection process as fast as possible, allowing your pregnancy to be completed with minimal time being wasted on waiting. Once the possible donor has been selected, our reliable clients relations team will immediately contact her. Upon agreement to assist you and your family, she will be invited to sign a match agreement. The legal process will then commence, and your family will be advised and guided throughout every single step by our reliable staff.
Good luck in your search via our egg donor database here at Conceptual Options.
Conceptual Options Egg Donation Database