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Egg Donation

Donating eggs is an amazing way to help others grow their families and bring new lives into homes filled with love and opportunity.

Egg donors may be:

  • Friends, relatives or recruited donors
  • Women with extra eggs after IVF
  • Anonymous volunteer donors

Volunteers can earn up to $8,000 for donating their eggs!
To see if you qualify, select the button below to register and complete the Egg Donor application.

If you have questions, email the Program Coordinator at

“I have donated my eggs two times at CFA and the second time was even easier than the first! The feeling is great, not to mention it helps me out financially while I am getting my Master’s Degree.”


Arlington, VA

Egg Donor Q&A


Expand the boxes below to learn more about the process, including qualifying and screening of donors.

Am I Qualified to Donate My Eggs?

Donors must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 19-32
  • Be in good general health
  • Have a BMI <30
  • Have regular menstrual cycles
  • Meet the current criteria of the FDA-required Communicable Disease Screening
  • Meet the current criteria of the Donor Egg Program of Columbia Fertility Associates for the screening of genetic and infectious diseases
  • Undergo a psychological/emotional evaluation administered by a mental health professional
Who are Egg Donors and Why Do They Donate?

Egg donors are women of different ages, races and cultural backgrounds. Some are driven to donate due to altruism and others are driven by the mutual benefit of helping others while receiving compensation for their effort. 

There are Known Egg Donors and Anonymous Egg Donors. Known donors may be relatives, friends, or recruited donors who wish to meet their recipients. Anonymous donors may come from several sources, and usually, happen upon the opportunity of egg donation via the internet search or word from a friend.

How Are Egg Donors Screened?

Prospective egg donors undergo a complete examination by a physician in order to determine their ability to undergo the procedure required with egg donation. In addition, donors are screened for genetic and heritable diseases via an extensive questionnaire. When necessary, appropriate laboratory testing is performed to rule out identifiable genetic diseases.

Donors are also screened for infectious diseases which may be transmitted to the recipient. This currently includes syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, viral hepatitis, cytomegalovirus, and HIV. All donors are screened by a mental health professional to explore their views on egg donation and the ramifications of becoming an egg donor. In addition, their reasons for wishing to donate eggs are explored.

Ready to Get Started?


If you qualify and would like to start the process of becoming an Egg Donor, please call (202) 293-6567 or email to speak with the Program Coordinator.