"I’m so lucky I found Weill Cornell Medicine. I came here and they made me feel so at ease. I really talked it through with the staff and researched and learned everything I could about it. And when I decided to donate, I knew it was the right choice for me."


Egg donors are compensated $12,000 for their time, effort, and lost wages, for each completed donation cycle. Compensation for donating your eggs is taxable income that is reported to the IRS. You must be eligible to work in the US and pay taxes on your earnings. 

Donor applicants who clear pre-screening receive a free medical screening. 

The medical screening is comprehensive. A full consultation with informed consent and explanation of the risks and benefits of donating. The physical exam typically includes a breast exam, pelvic exam, and ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries. Donors may have infectious disease testing, drug testing, and a pap smear. Blood tests will be done to check liver and kidney function, blood count, thyroid function, fertility hormones-including AMh (anti-mullerian hormone), cholesterol and blood type. If you have an IUD, it does not need to be removed. The top technology is used to test for 511 genetic conditions and a chromosome analysis may be done.

Consultations and testing may also be done by our licensed psychologists. Your mental health and well-being is important at Cornell.

Egg donor applicants are not required to have insurance. All screening and testing is performed free of charge and the records are available upon request. We encourage you to request copies of these test results for your own records and/or to give to your doctor.

Accepted Cornell egg donors have access to full medical & mental health updates annually when actively donating. 

Weill Cornell Medicine Egg Donor Program The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine
1305 York Avenue, 6th floor
New York, NY 10021 Phone: (646) 962-3447