Why are egg donors paid so much?

By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 10/18/2016

In countries such as the United States, there is a large gap between the availability of and the demand for egg donors. This is the reason why agencies and IVF clinics recruit women by offering large sums of money: $8,000-15,000 per cycle, and sometimes even $100,000.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
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