SGF is home to the largest fresh-cycle egg donor program in the country. Each year, we work with thousands of women who are interested in helping people become parents through egg donation. With 1 in 8 couples experiencing infertility, there are many ways to get involved or give back, but one of the most significant and unique ways to help is by choosing to become one of our egg donors.
Our Egg Donors Choose to Give Back
The women who have become egg donors at SGF choose to donate for many reasons but there is one common theme: giving back. Our anonymous egg donors share their different but similar reasons for wanting to give back.
“I have had several friends who may have never been able to have had their kids without the help from a reproductive specialist. Seeing their experiences, struggling to having children of their own, and knowing how much my daughter changed my life, I would be honored and would love to give the chance of motherhood to another woman.”
“As a woman, I feel like bringing a child into this world is one of the most powerful things we possess. If that possibility was taken away from me and if I needed an egg donor myself, I would hope that someone else would do that for me.”
“My mother struggled with fertility and had my wonderful brother with fertility treatments and I would love to give another family the chance to either start a family or expand their current family.”
“When I look into my child’s eyes and hear his giggle, I can’t imagine the pain that must come with struggling to conceive. For me, donating my eggs as a mother myself was my way of ‘paying it forward.’”
“My best friend found out she is infertile and has wanted to have children since we were kids. It breaks my heart that there are so many women who want children but are unable to do so. It would be so rewarding to give the gift of life.”
“For me, egg donation is a privilege and I consider myself lucky to be able to give in such a profound way. The first time I donated, I remember vividly how emotionally good I felt. Pure, simple goodness in the knowledge that I created hope where previously there had been none.”
“For me, it’s doing the little things for others that occupies the biggest part of my heart. And since donating my eggs was a BIG thing that I could do for someone else, my heart is that much fuller.”
Becoming an egg donor can be a powerful experience that brings immeasurable joy to a couple who has struggled to conceive. For those selected to donate, you join a small community of women who were also able to impact someone’s life in a grand and meaningful way. Donating eggs is an admirable decision. And even though you’ll never meet the recipient(s) of your eggs, you can be reassured that you have given back and changed someone’s life forever.
Editors Note: This post was originally published in October 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness as of May 2019.