Some women experience great difficulty when trying to conceive a baby or carrying their pregnancies to term. In many cases this is because either they cannot produce eggs or the eggs they produce are of poor quality.
Egg donors are needed to provide these women the opportunity to experience a pregnancy and to bear a child. Egg Donors Australia operates an active egg donor program for this very reason.
In Australia, the donation of reproductive tissue must be altruistic. It is an offence for someone to intentionally give or offer valuable consideration to another person for the supply of a human egg, human sperm or a human embryo. It is also an offence for a person to intentionally receive, or offer to receive, valuable consideration from another person for the supply of a human egg, human sperm or a human embryo. However, this does not include the payment of reasonable expenses incurred by a person in connection with the supply of a human egg, human sperm or a human embryo. Therefore, you will be reimbursed for each suitable egg donation to cover your reasonable expenses.
During the process of becoming an egg donor we aim to provide you with as much information as you require. Our friendly staff is available to discuss any questions you may have about our donor program, so please feel free to contact us. We are here to help.
Current as at 24.09.2015