Egg donor FAQ

Thinking of donating your eggs? Here are the most frequently asked questions about being an egg donor.


You must be between 18 and 35 years old. All donors are asked whether they themselves are healthy, have hereditary diseases in the family and are checked for infectious diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. You can donate regardless of whether you yourself have not yet given birth or whether you have already became a mother.

You can donate 6 times in total. You must tell us if you have donated at other clinics, as it is the total number of donations, regardless of location that counts.

Yes, you can easily be an egg donor, even if you have an IUD – it doesn’t matter whether you have a copper IUD or a hormonal IUD. It is also not a problem if you do not have a period on your IUD.

You cannot donate if you have a parking ticket. If you are faced with having to change your parking pole, you can, however, donate before a new parking pole is installed, if you wish. Unfortunately, we cannot help with removing or adding a new one.

Yes, you can, but you have to take a break the month you donate.

No, egg donation does not affect the number of eggs you have in your ovaries.

Nature’s biology is like this: Every month, more eggs are always produced than are needed. Only 1 egg goes to ovulation. The others go to. We take advantage of that when you are an egg donor. The eggs your body ‘throws away’ anyway, we make them mature via hormone treatment, so that you can give them to another woman.

Yes, there is a BMI limit.

As an egg donor, you must have a maximum BMI of 30.

But you are very welcome to contact us for a chat if you are slightly above this limit.

If you have, for example, just given birth and/or are in the process of losing weight, you may be able to proceed with the approval procedure, even if you are not yet below a BMI of 30.

No. At the first consultation, blood tests are carried out, where we check your hormone values. If it shows you that you yourself have an incipient fertility problem, then we will give you free advice on this.

It is rare that there are complications. Hormonal stimulation can in rare cases cause side effects. We will inform you more thoroughly during the interview

If you choose to be a anonymous egg donor, we may only inform the recipient about your:

  • age
  • Height and weight
  • hair and eye color
  • skin colour/ethnicity
  • blood type

The child will not receive the information about your identity.

If you choose to be an open egg donor, we may only inform the recipient about your:

  • age
  • height and weight
  • hair and eye color
  • skin colour/ethnicity
  • blood type

When the child turns 18, your identity can be disclosed.

If you are a known donor, you typically donate eggs to someone you know or would like to help, e.g. a sister or friend. However, you must not be closely related to the man of a couple who is to receive. Legally, you have no rights or obligations in relation to the child(ren).

Yes. You can do this via what we call cross-donation. Cross-donation must be understood in the way that a woman can skip the waiting list for egg donation and receive an egg if she herself can get another woman (e.g. you) to donate eggs to the pool.

Read about the entire process here:

Yes, you can regret it… In principle, you can undo right up to egg retrieval. But we hope, if you regret it, that you have told us before starting, because there is a receiver waiting for your eggs.

When you choose to become an egg donor, you must first of all do it because you want to help others fulfill a dream of becoming parents. Like sperm donors, you are remunerated for donating your eggs. An egg donor receives DKK 7.000 per donation.

Many egg donors are incredibly happy to hear that their eggs have helped a childless couple. We are happy to inform you if your eggs have made another woman pregnant, if you wish, but you will not be able to obtain details or recipient identity.

No. With the current Danish legislation, we receive neither unfertilized nor fertilized eggs from an egg bank.

Do you have any further questions?

If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact our egg donation team or fill in the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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