$7000 to donate your eggs? What are your thoughts?

@jess368 (3368)
United States
July 6, 2007 12:05pm CST
Have you ever thought about donating your eggs? If you think about it, every month you have a period, you are loosing an egg. So why not give that egg away to help a family? It is going to be flushed down the toilet anyways. What are your morals on this? I say I would help a family and do this if I could. Although I dont know my dad, and my mom was adopted, so I dont have enough information on my genetic history. I wish I were able to help. Would you do this? Or have you done this? What are your thoughts?
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
6 Jul 07
i know someone who did this for her sister. she had to go through alot, and it was very painful. She is an unselfish person, and that was the only way she felt that would help her sister. i ask her if it feels wierd that the baby is always around her, because in reality, its her egg, so it would be her child. she said she has never once regretted doing it, and that she never even thinks that the child is hers in any way-right from the beginning. she didn't do it for money. $7000 is alot of money, in wisconsin they pay 10,000.
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Wow $10,000! In Texas it is $2500-$3000, I have been doing some serious research. I wonder how painful it is?
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
6 Jul 07
first they wouldn't take any if you have never given birth. and then they give you hormone shots to produce many eggs.. and the extraction is very painful. especially if they need more.
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
6 Jul 07
So if i have not been pregnant before they wont do it?
@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
7 Jul 07
OK, where do I sign??? LOL Hey my views on this are that it is fine. IF someone wants my eggs and pays well for them... why would I pass that by? I don't see anything wrong with that. It can actually help a number of people so it is no harming anyone. In fact it is benefiting both. I am adopted as well but I know my biological parents and in general my genetic history. But it makes no difference. The only reason that I would refuse to do this would be if I knew I had some sort of genetic abnormality that could be passed onto a child conceived with my eggs, but I"m sure they make plenty of tests before.
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
7 Jul 07
The only thing one should think about is your child will be out there. Is that a concern?
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@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
7 Jul 07
My child would be a nothing down the drain in any case if I just had my period as opposed to give my eggs.It would seem a case of I don't want it so nobody can have it either if that was my main concern. It would not be my child, it was the child of whoever used my eggs. It would actually make me feel good knowing that because of me there would be a child with a family somewhere in the world - people don't go to that extreme if they don't really want a child, so I know this one would be wanted. I learned earlier that biological parents are not necessarily the most important thing in a child's life. It's the people who raise us. The ones that give us love and stay up all night because we're sick. The ones that dry our tears and listen to us when we need to talk. The ones that take the time to go to concert night at school just to see us singing in the back row and give us unconditional love even though their eggs did not create us. That's what's important.
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Thats the important thing, your correct!
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@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Well, if you want to donate your eggs that is fine. But your post states $7000 to donate your eggs? If you are getting paid, you are not donating your eggs, you are selling them. I don't really have a problem with that either. See, I look at it this way, if you donate or sell your eggs to a clinic, they are going to charge the people who need them a lot of money to get those eggs. So why not get a piece of that money pie for your eggs?
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I see your point. So would you ever consider doing this?
@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Yeah, I would donate my eggs to my sister in a heartbeat if she would take them. But she doesn't want my eggs. I am too old for anyone else to want my eggs. I believe most collection sites want eggs from girls aged 18-25. If someone wanted my eggs, I would give them to them. Heck, if I could sell them, I would sell them too. I don't see anything wrong with it.
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
11 Jul 07
That is a positive outlook. I think your correct, most places wont accept your eggs if your over 30.
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
If i am a woman, i would love to donate some of my eggs if ever i am qualified. I see nothing wrong with donating eggs for as long as the purposes are clear to me. We have definitely moved into the arena of new science.
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Yes we have
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Yes we have
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
7 Jul 07
I have never heard of this. You said $7000, where do I sign and tell them who to make the check out to? Are you sure they pay that much? You are not toying with me are you? That much money for an egg that will die anyway? But wont that be my child? I have never had a child before. I would be selling my personal eggs for 7000 little ol dollars. No, don't think so, got to be kidding. Not for me, not for all the money in the world. Sounds to creepy, to un-natural.
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
7 Jul 07
Well in Texas the pay is only $3000. I dont think its creepy. Yes part of you will be fertilized and hopefully grown in another womans body. So if it is a successful birth than you will have a little baby roaming around that you will never know. I think its wonderful to be able to help a family that cant produce her own eggs.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
7 Jul 07
Nope, can't do it. If it is my flesh and blood, then I am responsible for it, bottom line. When that child gets older, it could be traced back to me and I don't know about anybody else, but if my mother sold me and I found out about it and met her, the first thing I would do is slap her to the floor. That is robbing the child of their real identity for financial gain. I just would not be able to sleep at night knowing that there was a precious child that was a part of me and I sold it. Just couldn't do it, no.
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@meganree (19)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I'd sell my eggs, I have had two kids though so if i was allowed I would, I don't need them anymore! Even if it was painful, I think a few thousand dollars would be worth it, depending on how much the procedure costs to begin with.
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
7 Jul 07
To the best of my knowledge, you have to pay nothing, only the gas it takes to get you to and from the clinic. You should look in to it. I think every state has clinics.
• United States
9 Jul 07
Not a bad idea, I might just do that, helping a family/woman out the same time while helping myself out, doesn't sound like to bad of a deal!
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• United States
12 Jul 07
Yes, I would donate them or sell them, depending on who it was.
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
13 Jul 07
In my case, the family would be choosing me. So I wouldnt decide.
• Malaysia
12 Jul 07
Yeah, I have the same feeling with you. Every month we have menstrual and the eggs will be wasted just like that. If we sell it every month, we could live comfortable for the rest of our lives! I don't find this a moral issue. I only think it is immoral if we sell our babies. Selling an egg is nothing, because it has not developed anything, not even life. We are actually helping others to get their own child. However, I am not sure whether this is permitted in my religion. I will have to refer to somebody who is wiser than me, then. Anyway, I wish you a very good day!
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
13 Jul 07
I agree. Its not mine unless it is growing inside me and has a heart beat.
• Canada
12 Jul 07
if i was a lady i would quit my job and do it every month... 84-120 a year for some pain once a month? GREAT! haha
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Yea, but its more than just pain once a month. You go get shots for 10 days straight, then a needle is threaded through your downstairs to get to the egg. I dont think you could do it that much either. A family has to choose you first, normally one can only donate twice
@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I don't really know enough about my family history to be able to donate an egg, but if I did, I would be more than happy to. Their are a lot of people who would love to have children and can't.
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Im right there with you. I wish i knew more about my genetic background.
• Pakistan
7 Jul 07
i want give you answer ? but how don,t know but i tell you sumthing ypur discssion is sooooo good.
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
8 Jul 07
Thank you, sorry you dont know how to answer.
@shuz697 (1047)
• United States
7 Jul 07
wow $7000 Id do it for sure.. I could soooo use that cash and it would be nice to know that I was able to help someone to experience the wonderful joy of parenthood aswell.. I'm lucky enough to already have two beautiful children so I could afford to donate a few eggs..
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
8 Jul 07
I agree, it would be nice to help a family
@wiwiwawa (119)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 07
I have never thought about this. Some more that's no such culture in our country. but, recently , I read from the newspaper, there was a mother donated her eggs to her daughter, after her daughter was found that she could not released her eggs due to disease. This has creates dispute among the public. Some agreed with her kindness, some are not. Some are confused HOw does the baby call her? MOTHER or GRANDMOM?
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I wouldnt even consider something like that. Its not like the grandma gives birth to the baby, just lets her daughter have one of her eggs.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
7 Jul 07
wow 7k I think that would be worth some pain and at least your helping out someone have the wonderful gift of a child. For awhile I didn't think I would be able to have kids and I was lucky enough to get pregnant. Very happy I was able to and I would love to share that gift with others and if they would need my eggs I would be willing to do it.
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
7 Jul 07
That would be awesome. Especially because you know what it feels like not to be able to have kids. Congratulations on your pregnancy. You should look into this.