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More Women Donating in Troubled Times

 - Oct 29, 2008
References: cnn & cbs3
More and more women are now selling their eggs for cash in these troubling times. Fertility clinics in the US are reporting 30-40% surges in numbers of applicants. Donors can earn $5000-10,000 per donation. Whilst many women also do it to help infertile couples, it is the compensation which will pay bills that is driving many women to donate.

The procedure long and tedious and is not without risk. It is not like donating sperm. The women have to undergo psychological and physical exams and weeks of blood testing, and being given powerful hormones to stimulate egg production. Then after the actual harvesting itself, women need several days to recover from it.

The rise in women willing to donate their eggs in exchange for money is not exclusive to the US either but is a growing global trend.