Being an Egg Donor in Canada is one of the kindest and most generous things you can do. If you have ever thought about becoming an Egg Donor or are considering becoming an Egg Donor, we hope this blog can help you decide if it is the right decision for you. It is a big decision for you and the Intended Parents you are helping.

Here are the top 5 five things to consider about becoming an Egg Donor in Canada:

  • Do you meet the physical requirements
  • Do you meet the mental requirements
  • Lifestyle Requirements
  • Commitment
  • Choosing a safe and legitimate agency

Physical Requirements for an Egg Donor

Certain physical requirements must be met in order to qualify to become an Egg Donor. Overall, Egg Donors should be in excellent physical health. Some of the required physical characteristics for Egg Donors include:

  • Candidates need to be between the ages of 21 and 32
  • No tattoos or piercings in the previous six months
  • Regular menstrual cycles
  • No history of physical hereditary disease or illness
  • Healthy and proportionate height to weight ratio
  • Ability to withstand regular injections

Mental Requirements for an Egg Donor

Various psychological and mental requirements must be met in order to qualify to become an Egg Donor. Egg donors must be of sound mind, free of cognitive or mental impairment. Some mental prerequisites will include:

  • Willingness to be subjected to psychological assessment
  • No history of psychological conditions or traumas
  • Mental and emotional stability

Lifestyle Requirements for an Egg Donor

Lifestyle choices will all be taken into account when determining if you can qualify to be an Egg Donor. Some lifestyle, behavioural, and environmental factors to be looked at are:

  • Canadian citizenship with active provincial health insurance
  • No smoking, drug use, or alcohol abuse during the course of donation
  • Agree to a background check
  • No travel to areas effected by the ZIKA virus in the previous six months
  • Ability to accommodate appointments with lawyers and doctors
  • Able to come into the fertility clinic when necessary
  • Can take time off work and arrange care when away from family
  • Willingness to take Fertility Medications
  • Cannot have participated in more than five prior egg retrieval cycles

Commitment Required for an Egg Donor

Becoming an Egg Donor in Canada involves a serious commitment on your part. Keep in mind that the Intended Parents you will be helping have likely been through a long period of adversity and disappointment. Egg Donors need to be fully devoted to the entire process. This will entail keeping an open and flexible schedule, taking required fertility medications and seeing the whole process through to completion.

Choosing a Safe and Legitimate Agency

When making a decision of this magnitude, you will be sure to want to get involved with a credible and caring agency that has your needs in mind as well as those of the Intended Parents. is an intelligent and practical agency choice for prospective Egg Donors in Canada. Founded by a former Intended Parent and two-time Surrogate, we have your best interest at heart and have a genuine desire to make this experience a positive one for all of amazing people we work with.

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