You can donate eggs in different ways. In short, egg donation means a choice between an anonymous donation and a known donation.
• If you choose anonymous donation, you as the donor will not know the recipient.
• In the case of known donation, you as the donor do know the recipient.
Below you will find a summary of these two donor programs:
Via the egg bank
A donor voluntarily donates her eggs, which are then frozen for potential recipients. Given the high demand for donor eggs, recipients often end up on a waiting list.
Via exchange donation
The recipient introduces you as a donor, and you will donate your eggs anonymously to the egg bank. As a new donor, you guarantee that the egg bank is further populated. The more diverse the donor profiles in the egg bank, the more accurately the eggs can be matched with the recipients.
In this case, you as the donor will voluntarily donate your eggs to one specific recipient. This creates a life-long bond between the two parties, who need to decide jointly what to tell the child and when.