What would you do with $5,000? Pay off a nagging credit card debt? Go on vacation? Stow it away in a savings account for later? More than ever before, women are making this kind of money by donating their eggs. But is egg donation an easy way to make $5,000 (or more)? The procedure is not a simple one, and there are many factors to consider.
If the motives for egg donation were purely altruistic, the decision might be an easier one to make. But even with thousands of dollars on the line, there are questions and concerns — and many women who look into it decide not to go through with it. Some of them are turned off when they find out you have to inject yourself with hormones, daily, for a month. (shivers)
I first heard about egg donation about five years ago, but everything I read back then heavily stressed the need for an altruistic motivation. (To me, it all sounded like this: “You shouldn’t consider egg donation unless your motivation is to help someone! We will put you through a psychological examination!”) Since my motive wasn’t quite so altruistic, I figured I’d be exposed as a fraud and end up wasting my time.
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