Why I became an egg donor - Anna
Anna, one of Cryos’ egg donors from the US, explains why she chose to become an egg donor and what she achieves by donating her eggs.
Why did you become an egg donor?
“I became an egg donor because I have seen so many different perspectives of the egg donation process. I have actually worked with somebody who was going through the egg donation process herself, and it was a wonderful thing to watch and experience through her. She was just excited to be part of that to help a family. And then, later on, I actually worked with an individual who was struggling to create a family. She was broken. Later in life, I met somebody who was the product of an egg donation. I saw all three different perspectives, and I thought that it was just such a wonderful and beautiful thing that I wanted to be part of.”
Do you want children yourself?
“I do want to be a parent to a human one day. I only have fur children. As of right now, I have a beautiful little puppy and she is my world. I can really relate to parents whether they are of animals or people because that little cute ball of fluff or that little baby becomes your world.”
How is the egg donation process?
“The donor process is awesome. It is something that is very unique. It is a little different from your regular doctor’s visit. Cryos goes through an entire medical examination. You get your blood work and all your testing done to make sure that you are up to par for health, and that you are doing really well for the whole process along with making sure that everything is going smoothly. The egg donor coordinators are phenomenal. They are with you step by step all the way.”
What are the rewards of being an egg donor?
“When you hear “pay it forward”, I feel that I have paid it forward in a different way that most people wouldn’t think of. I am grateful that they were able to have their dream come true, that I was able to help them. Love has been infused into this the whole time, and it’s exciting for everyone. And I’m excited for the future families. For anyone who is going to be able to create something so wonderful. If I’m capable of helping people and making them happy and create a family, there is nothing more rewarding than that.”