Q & A Egg donation
Here you will find answers to the questions we usually get about egg donation. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
How do I go about becoming an egg donor?
As a first step, fill in our questionnaire. As soon as you have answered the questions and we can see that you meet our basic criteria, we will contact you with a suggested time to take a blood sample that will allow us to examine your fertility hormones. If the test is approved, you will then have an interview with a coordinator as well as a medical examination where another blood test is made to rule out any infection. Finally, a genetic investigation is undertaken. Read more here (link to what samples are taken). After the tests have been done and approved, you become a Livio egg donor and together, we begin to plan for the donation itself.
Can I be an anonymous donor?
Your information is only stored in the Livio Egg Bank. You will be anonymous to the parents, but in accordance with Swedish legislation, a child who is the outcome of an eggs or sperm donation must be able to find out its genetic origins at a mature age. In relevant cases, the Livio Egg Bank will always contact you in advance, to allow you to prepare yourself. Read more here (link to what the law says about anonymity)
Do others find out that I am a donor?
No, your identity is encrypted and your personal data is protected by the Livio Egg Bank. For example, there no information will be able to be found in your regular medical records or elsewhere, to say that you are a donor other than what we have.
How often can you donate eggs?
Most women donate eggs 1-3 times. At least one menstrual cycle needs to pass between donations.
Do I receive a fee?
According to Swedish law, organ and tissue donations should always be altruistic, which means that the donation should be regarded as a voluntary gift to the recipient. As an egg donor you will receive a SEK 7,000 payment for each donation. This applies throughout Sweden except in Skåne where our egg donors receive SEK 11,800, corresponding to the County Council’s (Region Skåne’s) payment to egg donors.
How many children can I give rise to?
According to Swedish legislation, an egg donor in Sweden may give rise to children in a maximum of 6 families.
Is there any age limit to becoming a donor?
As an Egg Donor you must be between 23 and 35 years of age.
What tests do I need to take to become a donor?
The first thing we will do is to take a blood sample to allow us to examine your fertility hormones. The results of this test often give us an idea of the number and quality of your eggs. Later, during the course of the examination, we also test for venereal diseases as well as certain genetic diseases. You are, of course, welcome to see the results. Here you can read more about what examinations are carried out.
Can I become a donor if I have had chlamydia?
Yes, if you have received treatment for chlamydia, you can become a donor.