Call me crazy but I had a crazy thought a few days ago. I thought about donating my eggs. Why would I do this? I read A LOT of infertile women's blogs. I don't know how I managed to land myself in this camp, but since I started reading blogs in 2005 I've pretty much always read IVF blogs. I feel for these women, I wish I could do more than just offer moral support through comments and prayer.
Then, the other day I looked into it. I found a clinic in Victoria and contacted them. I thought I wouldn't be a candidate for at least 10 months as I have had a piercing recently which puts me at risk for HIV/AIDS. (I did my research on an American clinic's website and they said don't bother applying if you've had a piercing or tattoo in the last 12 months). So far it doesn't come into play at the Victoria clinic.
In Canada it is illegal to receive compensation for egg donation. So I wouldn't be getting any monetary gain from this. As such is the case in Canada, the clinic doesn't even have an egg donor program. The doctor emailed me some info and they want to meet with me, should I still be interested as they are always in need of donors. The only thing I'd be compensated for really is the drugs as I don't need to factor in travel or accommodations.
I've talked about this with a few people, and I've gotten mixed reactions. Eric doesn't mind in the least. Some people think I am nuts, some people are indifferent. I know that if I am found suitable for donation that the drugs may make me a bat shit crazy hormonal pregnant like lady as that's how I was for most of my pregnancy.
The clinic in Victoria gives the option of meeting the parents but I don't think I would want to should I go through with it. I want it to be anonymous and just go on with my everyday life. But it's something I might be able to do, to give someone else a shot at parenthood, something some people take for granted.