How To Donate Your Eggs As A Full-Time Student
One of the most common questions we get here at Bright Expectations, is how to manage a full-time school schedule with the responsibilities of egg donation. While egg donation is one of the quickest ways to make a significant dent in your college loan debt, it is a commitment that requires some planning on your end to make it work. Luckily, we’re here to help you figure it out! Many of our best donors are college students, so we’ve put together this guide to making egg donation work as a full-time student.
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Most of our egg donors are donating ultimately because they want to help a family that is unable to conceive without the help of a third party. No matter what the compensation is, egg donation is an altruistic act that allows you to affect real positive change in another person’s life.
In many cases, our donors use their compensation to help pay off student loans, save for grad school or a doctorate program, or even get the cash they need to start their own business after school. It’s a hefty sum for a relatively short time commitment, and the best part is you can donate more than once.
Working Egg Donation Into Your Schedule
During the egg donation process, there are a variety of appointments, screenings, and medications that you’ll need to stay on top of. This can be a little tricky in the midst of a full-time college schedule, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
Before signing an agreement with intended parents, you need to make sure you can be 100% committed to the process from start to finish. It’s up to you as the egg donor to do everything in your power to make sure the cycle is successful. In many cases, intended parents are willing to work around school schedules and schedule the donation process for winter, spring, or summer break.
Some donors still opt to go through the process mid-semester, and that’s ok as long as you are able to make early morning monitoring appointments and stay on your medication regimen. The retrieval process is a short procedure that shouldn’t require too much down time. Most people are back to work or school the next day, but it doesn’t hurt to plan for an additional day of rest following the procedure.
If you think the donation process is going to interfere with your class schedule or workload in any way it’s a good idea to let your professors know what’s going on. The whole process only takes a few weeks, so they may be willing to cut you some slack on deadlines or be more understanding if you’re late to their class due to a monitoring appointment. Don’t hesitate to bring up scheduling concerns with your case manager. We will always try to find the least stressful solution to working egg donation into your busy schedule.
Out Of State Egg Donation
If you live out of state and choose to donate with Bright Expectations, we’ll cover all of your travel expenses to come out for the egg donation process. For our traveling donors, we almost always recommend scheduling for one of the longer breaks in the school year.
The fun part about coming from out of state is that you can visit Los Angeles or Santa Barbara and enjoy the sights during your stay. You won’t want to do anything that’s too high impact obviously, but you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful beaches, take a studio tour, or go shopping in some fabulous Beverly Hills boutiques.
Coming from out of state to donate your eggs can be a great way to visit LA and have a mini-vacation during your time off from school.
If you have other questions about donating your eggs as a full time student, feel free to reach out to our friendly case managers. We’re always happy to assist with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the egg donation process.