What makes a good donor?

Wondering if you’ve got what it takes to make a great egg donor? While there are all types of women who make wonderful egg donors, we find that we run into similar personality traits time and time again when it comes to our most successful donors.

Apart from being medically suitable (which will be assessed at your initial screening with the doctor and psychologist) We have found that the following personality traits are key!

Perhaps the most important trait to possess is the ability to, “roll with the punches” so to speak. Whilst we know our donors like to be kept informed every step of the way – Egg donation is not an absolute science. During a donation your medical protocol could change at the last minute or maybe your retrieval is moved up or pushed back. Your doctor may be running late due to an emergency. Maybe you have done one donation at Clinic A and your next one is at Clinic B… remembering that each clinic has their own style and your experience may be different the 2nd time round is helpful. Whilst we will do our best to keep you up to speed – Having a bit of a laid back personality goes a long way in being the type of egg donor who is easy to work with and has a great experience.

We also like to see women with a sense of responsibility and demonstrated reliability. Being an egg donor means: communicating timeously, taking your medications as instructed as well as making it to regularly scheduled doctor’s appointments on time. Failing to do these things could cause the egg retrieval to be cancelled, and that could have a major impact (both financially and emotionally) on the parents and / or surrogate who are awaiting your eggs.

They have love and respect for themselves as well as for others. If you’re the kind of woman who doesn’t mind investing her time and energy into a cause that you believe in, we’re looking for you. Additionally, if you believe that honest and ethical behaviour are applicable to you – egg donation could be an exciting opportunity for you.
If these traits remind you of yourself, chances are you’re in a good place to become a wonderful egg donor. We’d love to chat with you about who you are and how egg donation might fit into your life…. Nurture donors are never in the dark – and if by chance it feels like Eskom has plunged you into darkness – put up your hand…we have 8 wonderful Nurture team members who are just an email/phone call/whats app/sms away and will gladly turn on the lights again 🙂

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