What are the five traits that make a great egg donor? After more than 16 years helping match egg donors and intended parents, we’ve identified five personality traits all egg donor candidates seem to have in common, and we’ve shared these traits with you below.
Responsibility. Great egg donors demonstrate responsibility through each step in the egg donation journey. They respond promptly to phone calls and emails, and attend their appointments as requested. They don’t need to be asked to do something more than once, and if medical instructions are confusing, they ask questions. They develop relationships with their medical coordinators and nursing team members, and without a doubt, they become memorable for their responsibility and their passion in helping others.
Compassion. Empathy and understanding are altruistic traits that make a great egg donor and we regularly see stand out when helping egg donors through the various aspects of the egg donation process. Great egg donors recognize the joy and delight of the family building process, and are fully invested in helping a hopeful couple bring life into the world.
Maturity. Women who have traits that make a great egg donor show a high level of maturity in life. They are aware that their decision to donate places new responsibilities on them, and that their decision will change the life of a family forever.
Dependability. Great egg donors are dependable. They understand there’s a lot riding on an egg donation cycle and in all the details that must come together through the egg donation process.
Flexibility. Egg donation is certainly a science, but unfortunately, the human body doesn’t always follow textbook cases and respond as is customary. As a result, sometimes an egg donor’s medical protocol must be changed – an appointment, a request for more appointments than originally planned, as well as being asked to undergo an egg retrieval earlier or later than anticipated. Having flexibility and the ability to “go with the flow” goes a long way in having a positive experience, and is another one of the key egg donor traits that embodies a successful egg donor.
If you find the egg donor traits outlined above describe you – responsibility, compassion, maturity, dependability, and flexibility – chances are you’d make a great egg donor!
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We invite you join us in this rewarding journey by applying to become an egg donor.
If, after reading through the personality traits listed above, you believe egg donation is right for you, click below to complete our online egg donor application form.