What Do Donors Use Their Compensation For?
AsiaWest Egg Donors Blog
by Evan Billups
5d ago
Today’s blog post was written by Lindsey, one of our case managers. How do I know how much my compensation is? When you are matched with Intended Parents, our agency will send you a match confirmation form that includes your individualized compensation for that match. When will I receive my compensation? Once you begin your injectable medications, you will receive $1,000 of your compensation. The rest of your compensation will be sent to you in full upon the completion of your egg donation procedure. If for some reason the donation is cancelled through no fault of your own and you have already ..read more
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Family Medical History and Why It’s Important
AsiaWest Egg Donors Blog
by Evan Billups
1w ago
Today’s blog post was written by Cassidy, one of our donor coordinators. Do you know your full family medical history? Unless your family talks about it or you openly ask questions, sometimes we don’t know everything about our family medical history. Knowing your family medical history is important when donating your eggs for several reasons: Genetic conditions Understanding your family’s medical history can help identify any genetic conditions that may be hereditary. This information is crucial for the recipient parents to make informed decisions about potential health risks for their future ..read more
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Understanding Endometriosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
AsiaWest Egg Donors Blog
by Evan Billups
3w ago
Today’s blog post was written by our program director, Amber. Endometriosis is a common yet often misunderstood condition that affects millions of women around the world. Let’s delve into what endometriosis is, its potential causes, common symptoms and available treatment options. What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a chronic condition where tissue, similar to the lining of the uterus, grows outside of the uterus. This tissue, known as endometrial implants, can be found on organs, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining the pelvis. Each month, this tissue responds to hor ..read more
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Meet The AsiaWest Team!
AsiaWest Egg Donors Blog
by Evan Billups
3w ago
One of the things that makes AsiaWest special is our staff. We have a wonderful team working to make your egg donation experience as smooth as possible, whether you are an intended parent or a donor! Here’s more about us and what we do: Amber Coates – Program Director Amber is our program director at AsiaWest and Intend. Amber works with intended parents from the start of the process all the way through to the end, helping IP’s find their perfect donor and acting as a case manager for donor matches. Amber also supports the donor coordinators in donor recruitment, and oversees marketing. Befor ..read more
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Database check ins: Why are they so important?
AsiaWest Egg Donors Blog
by Evan Billups
1M ago
Today’s blog is written by Cassidy, one of our donor coordinators. You’ve been added to the database… now what? Your donor coordinator will check in with you every few months – this is called a database check in. We want to make sure that your profile is up to date with any changes that could happen while you’re waiting to get matched. For example… Did you change your birth control? Did you complete your degree or enroll in a new program? Are you traveling outside of the U.S. anytime soon? It’s also important to keep us updated with any schedule changes and if you move. If you match with ano ..read more
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Why are intake calls important?
AsiaWest Egg Donors Blog
by Evan Billups
1M ago
Today’s blog is written by Cassidy, one of our donor coordinators. What is an intake call? After applicants apply to our egg donor program the first step is to complete an intake call with one of our donor coordinators. Intake calls are important because you will be walked through the whole process and what to expect. You’ll learn about the next steps with our egg donor program as well as what it looks like when you’re on our database and matched with a family. This is also a great time to go over any question or concerns that you might have right away. Do I have to complete the full applicati ..read more
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The Egg Donation Process: Medical Clearance
AsiaWest Egg Donors Blog
by Evan Billups
1M ago
Today’s blog post is written by Lindsey, one of our case managers. Lindsey talks about one of the steps of the egg donation process – medical clearance. What is medical clearance and what does it entail? Medical clearance is the first step in the donation process after you have been formally matched with a family. This is typically an 8-week process from start to finish. During this time, you will have to complete a tele-health psychological evaluation, tele-health family medical history risk assessment, and attend a one day in office appointment at the clinic you will have your egg retrieval ..read more
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Donor Story: Sydney
AsiaWest Egg Donors Blog
by Evan Billups
1M ago
Sydney is a PA from Colorado. Sydney became interested in egg donation having worked in the medical field and witnessing infertility issues up close. She loves to travel and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and snowboarding. Can you start by telling me a bit about yourself, your background, where you’re calling from? I was born and raised in Colorado and about five years ago I moved to New York, so that’s where I’m calling from. I am a PA and I like to travel! Can you tell me a little bit about how and why you became an egg donor?  Where did you hear about it and what prompted you to ..read more
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Understanding the Requirements for Egg Donation
AsiaWest Egg Donors Blog
by Evan Billups
1M ago
Today’s blog is written by Delcie Adams, one of our Donor Coordinators. Egg donation is a generous and life-changing gift that can provide hope and opportunity to individuals and couples struggling with infertility or couples within the LGBTQ community. Many women consider becoming egg donors to help others for their personal reward, as well as the benefits of compensation.  Whether you’re a student, hoping to travel, or buy your first home, the compensation can be substantial. However, the process of becoming an egg donor involves specific requirements to ensure the safety and well-being ..read more
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The Remarkable Journey: Exploring the Origin of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
AsiaWest Egg Donors Blog
by Evan Billups
1M ago
Today’s blog post is written by Amber Coates – our program director! Having worked in the IVF/fertility field for years now, Amber is very knowledgeable in this arena and this blog post delves into the origins of IVF and how this industry came to be. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) stands as one of the most revolutionary advancements in reproductive medicine, offering hope and opportunity to countless individuals and couples worldwide. Its inception is a testament to human ingenuity, perseverance, and a quest to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The origin story is quite fascinating. T ..read more
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