I have had the amazing opportunity to become an egg donor. It’s extraordinary that such a simple time commitment can have such a big impact!
I think that when a person first considers donation, it’s easy to get caught up in fear of the unknown (and maybe even a little bit of what people will think). When I first thought I might want to donate, I was scared and wasn’t sure if it was worth the risk. But it’s funny – experience truly is the best teacher. After my first cycle, I realized just how simple it really is. You think to yourself, how is it possible to give someone something so special by going through such a simple (relatively) process. The funny thing about becoming a donor is that at first you think that you’re the one giving something of yourself, but after the retrieval you get such a strong feeling of being able to do something even bigger. It’s amazing, and I think it’s something that people don’t tell you going into it.
I’ve done a lot already in my short time on Earth. I’ve been a professional athlete, an NYPD police officer, and have received many accolades. Of all the things I am proud of, being able to help someone in this capacity is the most rewarding thing I have ever been a part of. I can honestly say that becoming an egg donor – giving someone the chance to have a child – is probably one of the most important things I will ever have the opportunity to do.
- Kimberly, BHED donor #9564