Why be an Egg Donor?
By becoming an egg donor, you are doing one of the most important, selfless things humanly possible.
You are helping other people have the child they have longed for.
Why do families need eggs?
Well there are a whole bunch of reasons, sometimes our families don’t have eggs, sometimes there are genetic diseases that mom doesn’t want to pass on to her children, sometimes mom has had cancer and chemo has damaged her eggs.Whatever the reason, many of the families who come to Nurture for help have had a terrifying, exhausting and emotional journey to get here. They see the Nurture donors for who they really are
selfless, brave & incredibly kind people who are willing to offer hope to a stranger.
A few words from one of our awe-inspiring donors.
“Dearest Melany, I just wanted to say Thank You for all the effort you put into making my donation process a success. For always checking up on me, making sure everything was okay…Thank You! I really had an amazing experience. What you guys do is really magnificent…was glad to assist in making a difference in someone else’s life.” DONOR T
How does Egg Donation work?
The first step to becoming a Nurture egg donor is to complete an initial online application.
You can do this by clicking here:
If you do meet the initial criteria you go through to our application form. This form does take a bit of time, so make sure you have all the information you need at your fingertips. The application asks for information on your health, your family health history, interests, education, toddler photographs, employment, and fertility information. We protect your identity throughout the process as egg donation in South Africa is anonymous.
Once we have all your information, a Nurture team member will contact you for a
1 on 1 interview
Nurture interviews all our donors before we accept them on to our program.
The purpose of the interview is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision to become one of our committed fabulous egg donors.
Once you are selected to donate the excitement begins! The Nurture team will support and guide you every step of the way. For a comprehensive guide on the egg donation process click here.
Egg Donor Compensation
We know that our egg donors want to donate their eggs because they care about their fellow humans, because they want to help out, because they might know someone who struggled to have a child and they have seen the heartache it causes.
They want to pay it forward.
And we love them for that.
To compensate you for your time, travel and commitment you will receive R7000 on the day of egg retrieval.
Quick Donor Check list
Now that you’re all fired up to extend a helping hand by donating your eggs, we’d suggest you do a quick check to see if you qualify to become an egg donor
Want to know what it’s like being an egg donor?
“From that first email saying ‘You have been chosen as a donor’, to the last nervous moments in theatre when the doctor said ‘You’re going to feel a little light headed, but you won’t remember a thing’, my journey with Nurture has been nothing short of fabulous.
The whole process seemed to fly by so quickly. Once the paperwork was sorted and the initial appointments with the doctors were done, there was no looking back – I was on my way to changing someone’s life forever.
The injections initially seemed so daunting, but after the first one, I knew I would be just fine. The next two weeks of doctors’ appointments, healthy eating (a little insanity on my part in trying to produce the perfect egg), and injections went well.
On that Monday morning, after getting stuck in traffic and getting lost a bit because of nerves, I got to the hospital to the friendly staff who reassured me that everything was fine and I began to relax. I wish I could have watched the actual retrieval, that’s how excited I was about doing this, but doctor knows best…so it was lights out for me. After an hour (Im guessing), I woke up to a little pain and discomfort, but it was done. After a few days of bed rest and light activity, my journey as a donor had ended.
I pray that in my giving, a new family has been born. May God guide you and bless you in your new journey as parents and a family. My love and prayers are forever with you.
Let’s Answer Your Questions!
Becoming an egg donor is an incredibly fulfilling thing to do, and we know you are more than likely a focussed, tenacious person who wants to know everything she can about the process, which is why we have put together a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions please get in touch with us, we really enjoy talking to future potential donors.
You are our heroines after all!
Why Choose Nurture
Egg donation and matching is a highly scientific and specialised process that requires no small amount of knowledge and expertise.
Nurture has the most experience in egg donation in the Southern Hemisphere which means we are very particular about how our donors are treated, both medically and from a bed side manner perspective.
At Nurture we are very protective of our donors, to the point that we only work with the very best fertility doctors and clinics and ensure that every donor is cared for as if she were our own family.
Real Donor Experiences
If you’d like a more personal peek into what egg donation is like, then click here for more amazing stories from previous Nurture egg donors.