AMA I sold my eggs for $30,000.
At the end of last year I sold my eggs for $30,000.
It was actually a pretty long process. I saw a facebook (!) ad promising $30,000+ for an egg donor (thought it was surely a scam, but didn't want to do homework). I was selected by the future parent(s). The application process involved mini-essays on how I dealt with problems in life, what I wanted to do with my life, etc. Photos, SAT scores, GPA, college information, family history information, etc.
I had to be cleared by a psychologist to make sure I wasn't crazy, and also got my own lawyer (I paid for none of this).
The medical process was this:
After going on birth control for about a month, I stopped and for about a month I injected myself daily with hormones (right beneath the belly button). I took about two hours of public transportation to get to the clinic where I was being monitored, which was a slightly difficult near the end, as I am a full time student and I was going in almost every day, ha. Basically, they would take my blood to check how the hormones were doing, and give me an ultrasound to check on my eggs. The hormones make your ovaries become super fertile, so there are tens of eggs that become really large. The week before and after the surgery I was very bloated and it hurt to move much.
The surgery involved no cuts, just a needle up there. They did put me under. And I got to keep the purple surgery socks they gave me.
My spending habits have not changed, except for the fact that I put ten grand into a Roth IRA, donated about 1k to charity, and buy delicious expensive things like raspberries and chai tea slightly more often.
No regrets so far.
I'm off to sleep. Thanks everyone.