Egg Donors respond to a newspaper ad:

“Research team seeks women aged 21 to 34 with at least one child to donate eggs for stem cell research. Compensation for time, travel and child care. Call 617-623-5670 or write Bedford Research Foundation, PO Box 1028, Bedford, MA 01730”

Altogether, it takes approximately two to three months to complete the intake process, Steps 1 to 6. The process, the science and the risks are discussed thoroughly during the first orientation appointment. Steps 7 through 12 require a two to three week stay in the Boston area.

The steps:

  1. First orientation appointment, 2 hours
  2. MMPI written exam, 2 hours
    SCL 90, meeting with counselor, 3 hours
  3. Blood testing, 0.5 hours
  4. Physical exam,1.5 hours
  5. Meet with study monitor, 2 hours
  6. Medication instruction, 1 hour
  7. Baseline bloods, 0.5 hours
  8. Blood tests x 5 to 6, 0.5 hours
  9. Ultrasound exams, x 2 to 3, 1.5 hours each
  10. Egg collection, 4 hours; recovery at home, 12 hours
  11. Follow-up and SCl-90, meet with counselor, 2 hours
  12. Follow-up gyn exam, 1.5 hours

Total participation time, approximately 38 to 40 hours, not including travel to each location and child care expenses.

11 comments

  • Elizabeth Johnson February 9, 2021   Reply →

    Hi there, I have looked through the previous comments and was wondering if the policy on having a child is flexible just yet??

    I am 32, had tubal ligation a year ago to ensure I do not get pregnant, and would prefer to donate my eggs for science if I can.

    I did sign up for the newsletter!

    Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer 🙂

  • kaci February 2, 2016   Reply →

    I have had a hysterectomy. Can I still donate?

  • MomOfOne October 16, 2015   Reply →

    Hello,
    I’m just coming across this site and program information.
    I’m thrilled to know STEM cell research can be made possible via egg donation.
    How do I go about ‘applying’ to become an egg donor? And, what is the criteria?
    Although I’m not willing to donate for IVF, I’d certainly donate for research purposes.
    Cheers,
    MomOfOne

  • Betsy September 11, 2015   Reply →

    Is it necessary to have had a child? I don’t intend to have any children, but would like to donate if/when the program is active again

    • admin September 12, 2015  

      Thank you so much for your interest! Yes, under our current guidelines it is necessary to have a child. I am checking with our program director to see if there is more info I can provide.

  • dannielle August 20, 2015   Reply →

    Is I possible to donate with out having kids already. I’m 22 and haven’t had a kid

    • admin September 12, 2015  

      Thank you so much for your interest! Yes, under our current guidelines it is necessary to have a child. I am checking with our program director to see if there is more info I can provide.

  • Brandi Selby June 8, 2015   Reply →

    Is it possible to donate if you don’t live in MA but rather in CA?

    • admin June 8, 2015  

      Hi, Thank you for your interest! When our egg donor program is active, it is possible to make arrangements to donate from any state. However, the program is not currently active and we are not seeking donors. If you would like to be on our list for updates, you can subscribe here.

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