Infertility Treatment in MD, VA & DC at Shady Grove Fertility

Egg Donation at Shady Grove Fertility

Egg donors make motherhood possible for many women who are unable to use their own eggs to conceive. Thanks to the generosity of anonymous egg donors, more than 1,000 Shady Grove Fertility patients have become mothers through our egg donation program. If you are interested in becoming an egg donor, we think it is important for you to understand a couple of things:

  1. First, our egg donation process is completely anonymous. The identification of our egg donors will never be revealed to recipients. 
  2. Second, the egg donation process requires an extensive time commitment that could last several weeks. Due to this commitment, egg donors receive generous compensation for their time.

How to Become an Egg Donor

To see if you qualify to become an egg donor, complete our brief, online application.  By answering simple questions, we can let you know within 24-hours if you are eligible to begin the egg donation process.

  •  Basic Qualification Criteria:
    • Between the age of 21-32 with good general health
    • Within normal weight range, a BMI of 18-28 - Calculate Your BMI
    • Non-smoker 
    • College educated preferred
    • Live or work within 1 hour of one of our full service locations     

Have you Already Applied to Become an Egg Donor at Shady Grove Fertility?

If you have already applied and were accepted to fill out the Egg Donor Profile, there is no need to re-apply.

Donation Process and Compensation

At Shady Grove Fertility, potential donors receive compensation after various stages of the donation process. At the completion of their donation cycle, donors will receive $7,000. Donors completing a second donation will receive $7,500 upon completion of the donation cycle and $8,000 for each additional cycle (up to a total of six donations). No out-of-pocket costs are ever charged to the egg donor.


Shady Grove Fertility Egg Donor Compensation

Frozen Egg vs. Fresh Egg Donation

Shady Grove Fertility partners with Donor Egg Bank USA, a national egg bank which provides frozen eggs to recipients across the country.  Having eggs frozen immediately after retrieval allows egg donors to donate on their own schedule, they do not need to wait for a recipient's cycle to be synchronized which is sometimes the longest part of the egg donation process.

Earn $150 by Referring a Friend

The best egg donors find us through word of mouth referrals. Register in our Referral Reward Program and receive $50 when someone you referred is accepted as an egg donor at Shady Grove Fertility and $100 when that same friend completes a donation cycle.


If you have questions about the application or donation process, call 877-DONATE EGGS to speak with one of our friendly Donor Egg Liaisons.

If you have already completed your initial and extended applications and have questions, please contact one of our Donor Liaisons via email or by phone:
Jessica, 301-545-1379
Yasmin, 301-545-1277
Candice, 301-545-1295