Give the Gift of Parenthood
Give the Gift of Parenthood
We help struggling couples have a chance at pregnancy through our egg donation program, serving hopeful parents in the greater Omaha area, including Lincoln, Bellevue, Council Bluffs, and across the nation. Young women who choose to donate their eggs are very special individuals who give couples and individuals the ultimate gift – the opportunity to experience parenthood and share their lives with a child of their own. We understand that there are many agencies that facilitate egg donation, and we believe that Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine is the very best choice. We take outstanding care of our donors to ensure their utmost safety and satisfaction. In fact, we like to say our own maternal instincts play an important role in the process. We provide personal contact at all times to help keep our donors comfortable and confident throughout this incredible experience. If you are interested in becoming an egg donor, please review our eligibility criteria below and complete the prescreening application.
Sadly, more than 10 percent of women in the United States have an impaired ability to have children. For many of these women and their partners, egg donation represents their only hope for achieving one of life’s greatest joys. Egg donation can be the ultimate gift to a couple who could not otherwise become parents. It allows them to conceive, and allows the intended mother to give birth. If it is determined that you are an ideal candidate for egg donation, you will have the chance to completely transform the life of a couple or individual wishing to have a child.
The Donation Experience
This process begins with the monitoring of your menstruation cycle. You will use medications designed to stimulate the ovaries to produce a number of good quality eggs. All donors are closely monitored during this stage to ensure that the amount of hormones administered is correct. When blood tests and ultrasound monitoring suggest that the donor’s eggs have matured, she receives an hCG injection, which maintains her progesterone levels. This is the final step in egg maturity.
About 36 hours later, the eggs are gently removed with an ultrasound-guided needle. Our donors are compensated between $7,000 and $9,000 per successful cycle, depending on the number of times they have donated in the past.
Donor Eligibility Requirements
To be considered as an egg donor, you must:
- Be between the ages of 21 and 30
- Have a normal body weight between a BMI of 18.5 to 29.9 - Click here to calculate your BMI.
- Be a non-smoker
- Have no history of substance abuse or recreational drug use
- Have no home-produced body piercings or tattoos within the past 12 months
- Know your medical history and your family's medical history
- Have regular menstrual cycles when not on hormonal contraception
Egg donors are very special people whose time, effort, and commitment can make a tremendous difference in the lives of those who are unable to conceive. If you feel a strong compassion for hopeful parents, and believe that you meet our eligibility requirements, please complete the initial, prescreening application and we will get back to you to discuss your eligibility.
Each and every staff member at Heartland Center is tremendous. Dr. Maclin is a woman of grace, and a terrific medical doctor. She is a world-class surgeon, and we are so grateful to know her.Lene - IVF Patient