There is a large need for women who would want to donate eggs in Kingston to aspiring parents at a fertility clinic so they can have a family. Most will have the same requirements.

Requirements to donate eggs

  • Canadian citizen with active provincial health insurance (preferable)
  • 19-30 years of age
  • Non-smoker, and no recreational drug use (includes marijuana once matched)
  • Healthy, with regular menstrual cycles (When not using the birth control pill or an IUD)
  • No significant genetic or hereditary illnesses
  • No history of serious psychological issues
  • BMI of 30 or below
  • Willing to take injectable fertility medications
  • No more than five previous egg retrievals
  • Willing to undergo a background check
  • Willing to provide a complete medical history
  • Willing to undergo psychological and medical assessments
  • Pursuing or completing post-secondary education or equivalent work accomplishments

Egg donation disqualifiers

There are also some things that will completely disqualify the applicant from being a Donor. Age is an important criterion from the perspective of maturity as well as the quality of eggs produced. A Donor must be at least 18 years of age to decide to donate her eggs legally. However, many fertility clinics prefer Donors be at least 19-21 years of age to ensure they have thoroughly thought about what making this commitment entails and are adequately mature before committing to this process.

Physical and mental health are critical. In addition to taking a personal and family history, genetic testing will be performed to uncover any unknown hereditary conditions or diseases that may be possible when combing a Donor’s Egg with the sperm of the sperm provider (Intended Father(s) or a Sperm Donor).

Egg Donor applicants are questioned about any contraception they have used or are currently using. The Egg Donor must have regular periods when not on birth control. Certain medications, IUDs and implants can alter hormones and have a negative impact on the menstrual cycle and the quality of the eggs produced, so the fertility physician may advise a Donor to stop taking birth control before the donation. Their IUD may be removed for the donation as well. Because of the injections necessary prior to egg retrieval, a woman is far more likely to become pregnant, so she must abstain from intercourse during the process until the conclusion of the egg retrieval.

Depending on the reason, you may be reconsidered for a donation in the future if there are changes in your health, such as stopping a medication you were on that disqualified you for egg donation, your BMI has decreased to a safe level for egg donation, or you have stopped smoking.

We are always happy to discuss the possibility of egg donation with potential Egg Donors and Intended Parents. Please email us at info@fertilitymatch.ca if you have any questions!