FAQQuestions and Answers

  • Will I get paid for donating my eggs? +

    It is illegal in Australia to pay someone to donate their eggs. However, as an egg donor you will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses to cover things such as travel expenses.
  • Why do I have to see a counsellor? +

    Many people think counselling is carried out to test to see if you are a good enough donor. It is not. Counselling will help guide you through the implications and issues associated with donating your eggs to ensure you are making an informed decision.
  • What are my legal responsibilities? +

    You will have no legal or financial responsibilities to any child conceived through the use of your donated eggs.
  • Will the child be able to contact me once they turn 18? +

    Yes. Once a child is born from your donation, information will be forwarded to a Central Register held by the NSW Ministry of Health where your privacy will be protected. Once the child turns 18 years of age, the child may access your contact details if they wish to do so.
  • How many people can I donate to? +

    In NSW the maximum number of people to which an egg donor may contribute is 5. Therefore if you already have your own family or are planning on one in the future we will only allow you to donate to a maximum of 4 people. Please note you can only donate to one person each cycle.
  • Who will my eggs be donated to? +

    Your egg will only be donated to patients requiring donor eggs through Genea Newcastle. Eggs can only be donated to one person at a time.
  • Do I have to meet the person I am donating my eggs to? +

    This is your decision. You can choose to be a known donor and meet the couple you are donating to. Or you can choose to be an identifiable donor where you do not meet the couple you are donating to. Either way you have to agree to have your details placed on the Central Register. Once a child born from your donation turns 18 years of age, they have the right to access this register containing your identifying information if they wish to do so.
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