I became interested in egg donation last summer when a coworker of mine mentioned, during our lunch break, that she was in the process of donating. I had heard of the process before but never gave it much thought until she told me about her experience. She was in the last phase of the process, the self-injections, and was so overjoyed with the experience. She talked about how comfortable it had all been and how great it felt to help a family grow. This got me interested and I immediately began researching my options. I quickly discovered a wealth of positive feedback, both from donors and recipients. Next I brought the idea up with my doctor, who gave me her approval. She assured me there was little health risk involved and agreed that donation would be a great gift to give a hopeful parent-to-be.
During this “discovery time,” I was in the middle of a cross-country move from Boston to Los Angeles. Once I arrived in LA and gave myself time to get comfortable, I began looking for a donation agency. I found BHED online and – after reading countless, positive reviews of the company – I decided to apply. The application process was easy. I began with an online profile and included all of my history. I then met with a BHED consultant to review my background and go over the details. After our meeting I was added to the database and the rest is history! I’m currently awaiting a match.
The idea of being part of something way bigger than myself is very exciting. I’m 22 years old and have no plans to start a family soon. Since I’m not currently using my eggs, I hope to give them to a recipient who is hoping to have a child now. I’m comfortable traveling, as well as having either an open donation or no contact whatsoever with the recipient; basically whatever helps the parent feel more at ease. I feel very blessed to have found BHED and am excited to contribute to a family!
- Rene #13291