How much do donors get paid?

Compensation and Legal

Donor Compensation

Creative Love works with egg donors that are compassionate about assisting intended parents in their family building effort. For that we believe that an Egg Donor should be compensated for her commitment to the whole egg donation process, risk involved, and her time. We believe that every cycle is unique in it's own way. Creative Love Egg Donor Agency, LLC has signed an agreement with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) that states that we will abide by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Ethics Committee Guidelines governing the payment of egg donors. The guidelines pertaining to appropriate donor compensation specifically state: "Total payments to donors in excess of $6,000 require justification and sums above $10,000 are not appropriate. Donors will not be compensated over $10,000 under any circumstance.

According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine guidelines, each donor is permitted to donate a total of six times in a lifetime.

Often donors are matched with Intended Parents that do not reside in the donors home state. In these cases the donor will have some of her cycle monitored locally, but will have to travel to the Intended Parents IVF clinic for the actual egg retrieval. The donor will spend typically 3-5 days at the location of the intended parents IVF clinic. All travel expenses are paid for by the intended parents.

The following expenses are covered by the Intended Parent: (Out-of-State Cycle)
  • Airline ticket for you and a companion
  • Hotel accommodations for you and travel companion
  • Rental Car (travel companion must be 25 years old in order to rent car and have a valid credit card. You will be reimbursed for this expense.)
  • $100 per day per diem for you and companion for food

The recipient pays all expenses pertaining to your egg donation cycle. There is absolutely no expenses for which a donor is responsible.

For Egg Donor cycles that do not have to travel for their egg donor cycle (In-State) you may receive the following in reimbursement:
  • Gas Allowance – donors are reimbursed for gas only if they drive in excess of 75 miles one way from their home to the doctor’s office. If this is the case they will be reimbursed on a per trip basis.
Legal

A legal contract will be written between you and the intended parent by the intended parents attorney who is the drafting attorney.The drafting attorney will have experience in reproductive law. You will have separate legal representation that is paid for by the intended parents to review the contract with you. While the laws vary from state to state, overall it is it is extremely clear that the children born as a result of egg donation legally belong to the couple receiving the donated eggs. The Recipient assumes all moral, legal and financial responsibility for any children born from egg donation. Egg Donors have absolutely no parental rights or responsibility for the future welfare or support of these children.

Insurance

ArtRisk Insurance (Cycle Medical Insurance Policy) This is a Donor Mandatory Accidental Health Insurance – The policy coverage includes (1) $250,000 medical coverage for the Donor in the unlikely event that the donor experiences medical complication (such as Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome ) as a result of the Egg Donation procedure; (2) $100,000 life insurance policy and $25,000 travel accidental death benefit.