What's the Risk?

What are the Risks Involved in Being an Egg Donor?

Although rare, the risks of egg aspiration include bleeding and/or infection of the ovary. Occasionally, excessive enlargement of the ovaries in response to the fertility medication may require that the medication be stopped prior to achieving egg maturity. This occurs rarely, and is only done to make the process of egg donation as safe as possible for the donor. 

The long-term consequences of egg donation are not completely known, however it is not expected to impact your subsequent fertility.  Although a possible association between the use of fertility medications and an increase in lifetime risk of ovarian cancer has been suggested, most recent studies do not show that there is a risk of future cancer.