Egg donors receive compensation for their drugs and other medical expenses, in accordance to Greek law.
However, when they decide to become donors, most women are motivated by a desire to help other couples realize their dream of becoming parents.
Greek law requires egg donation to remain anonymous. Donors usually come into contact with the Centre through various means. Each potential donor undergoes thorough medical and psychological screening before she is accepted into the Unit’s Egg Donor Programme.
Usually, the medical information required regarding the donors is more than that required for the recipients.
Every healthy woman < 35 years old with a healthy family history may, in theory, become an egg donor. All candidate donors give a full account of their medical history, complete a genetic questionnaire and are then subject to extensive screening tests.