As I’m sure you know by now, we’re using #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) to count down the top ten all time most popular posts here at CBC-Network.org.
This week’s entry, #6, is an egg donor’s first-person account of her experience.
I volunteered to harvest eggs for a friend, whose ovaries had ceased producing eggs in her early 30’s. She bought donated sperm from a California university sperm bank several years prior to my egg harvest and was being counseled about infertility options. This was not an “eggs for money” contract. I volunteered without a compensation obligation.
Continue reading to hear the story of all that happened after that. While this was an altruistic donation, with no money involved as compensation, consider ways in which the prospect of $10,000 to $100,000 might obscure the very real dangers of egg donation.
This is an issue about which we at the CBC-Network care deeply, and we are thankful that stories like this resonate with people enough that it is one of the top ten most viewed posts on our site.
Top Ten Most Popular Posts
10. “Babies without Sex” by Jennifer Lahl, March 2012
9. “The Giver and Our Not So Dystopian Society” by Christopher White, August 2014
8. “Money Changes Everything” by Jennifer Lahl, May 2012
7. “Message to Governor Bobby Jindal: Women are Mothers not Breeders,” May 2014
6. “Experience of an Anonymous Egg Donor,” April 2010