I want to sell my eggs to help a family who can not have a child. I have been reading and doing a little research but I still have some questions. I know that it said that you have to be smoke free....well I smoke, if i quit how long do I have to wait to try and donate? And why they only take smoke free women? My other question is my cousin wife would like to do it also, but she is bipolar does that disqualify her from donate?
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replied June 10th, 2009
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Women who smoke or have drug or alcohol problems are ineligible because potential parents want eggs from women who are as healthy as possible.
I have no idea how long you would have to be smoke- free before you could donate.
Research studies suggest a strong genetic influence in bipolar disorder so your cousin's wife would probably not be able to sell her eggs either.
They will need detailed medical and family histories and will be very particular about the overall health of the donor before allowing someone to donate eggs.
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replied June 10th, 2009
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Most of the questions you have should be answered by the doctor. As for smoking, it probably puts you at greater risk during the procedure and may make your eggs less healthy. As for your cousin's wife, it depends on how strict the screening process is, but I would hope that being bipolar would disqualify her, since it can be genetic. At the very least, the couple who get her eggs should know the risks.

Just make sure you know the physical and emotional ramifications of what you are planning on doing. It isn't like donating sperm. You only get so many eggs. They are a part of you. Just make sure you are prepared for the idea of other people raising your children. Also, I've heard the procedure can be painful.

If you decide to do it, I'm sure that you will make some childless couple very happy.
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