When beginning your search for an egg donor, you may wonder what an egg donor profile looks like, and what sort of information you will have to make a decision. A donor profile is a detailed summary of the personal, medical, and genetic information of available donors. Here's what you can expect to see in a Cofertility egg donor profile:
Finding an egg donor: what criteria can I search by?
Once you create a (free) intended parent account on Cofertility, you can begin your search right away. To narrow down your search, you can filter profiles by:
- Hair color
- Hair type
- Eye color
- Level of education
- Right brain vs left brain
- Disclosure type
From there, you can view profiles of donors that match what you’re looking for.
What does an egg donor profile include?
Donors spend a lot of time creating their profile to help find their match. There are a lot of pieces to the profile:
Our donors share at multiple photos, from childhood to current photos.
A message from the donor
This is a short message that the donor has written for you to see.
This is where basic attributes are listed - everything from physical traits to their parents’ heritage. This is also where you can find the donor’s AMH.
This part goes a level deeper into physical traits including complexion, hair color as a child, dominant hand, BMI, and if they have freckles or dimples.
Skills, Education & Work Experience
This is really where you can get to know the donor. In this section, the donor shares more about their education, including their degree earned and what they studied. They share information about their current and previous three jobs, athletic/academic/creative achievements and awards, volunteer experience, musical ability, and languages spoken. We also ask donors to self-rate their aptitudes on various abilities.
Personality & Motivations
This section is where our donors’ personalities shine! Questions they answer include:
- Describe some of your hobbies, interests, and talents.
- What are your short-term and long-term goals in life?
- What would you consider to be your greatest strengths?
- If you were planning a dinner and could invite any three people (living or dead, famous or not), who would they be and why?
- What would you do on a "perfect" day if you could do anything that you wanted?
- What is your favorite movie / book / food?
- Would you describe yourself more as cautious or adventurous?
- Would you describe yourself more as a left brain (logical, analytical, orderly) or right brain (creative, visual, spontaneous) thinker?
- Would you describe yourself more as serious or silly?
- Would you describe yourself more as introverted, extroverted, or ambiverted?
- Please explain your motivation for donating half of the eggs retrieved in your egg freezing cycle.
This is also where we ask donors what kind of relationship they are hoping to have with your family.
This is a lengthy section where you can get to know a lot about the donor’s health history. Keep in mind, our team screens donors through a rigorous, multi-step process to ensure each person is qualified and prepared to become an egg donor, going above and beyond FDA and ASRM-recommended screening guidelines.
Before donors can be listed on our platform, we review their personal and family medical history and collect information on their lifestyle and behavioral habits. In this section of the profile, you will see a list of things like blood type, allergies, medications, vitamins, supplements, past surgeries, vaccines, and more.
The fertility section includes information on past egg retrievals and her AMH.
This is a large section that includes marital status, religion, and Jewish ancestry. It includes information on their siblings and parents, including their ethnicity, eye color, hair color, complexion, height, and body frame. It shares the current age or cause of death for their parents and grandparents.
This section also includes a number of medical conditions – metabolic, birth defects, cancer, neurological, mental health – and if anyone in their immediate family has been affected.
How to find an egg donor that looks like you
You can absolutely choose what your egg donor looks like if that is important to you. If you want as many options as possible, check out our Family by Co platform.
Plus, our unique model empowers women to take control of their own reproductive health while giving you the gift of a lifetime. Our donors aren’t doing it for cash – they keep half the eggs retrieved for their own future use, and donate half to your family.
Create a free account to learn about our pre-qualified donors — their values, personalities, and more. Once you’ve found the right match, we’ll make it official with your doctor’s approval.
Do you see pictures of the egg donor?
At Cofertility, we believe that transparency is key when it comes to egg donation. We understand that seeing a photo of your egg donor can be an important part of the decision-making process for some intended parents.
It's also worth noting that photos alone don't provide a complete picture of a donor's health, personality, or potential genetic traits. That's why we encourage intended parents to consider a wide range of factors when selecting a donor, including her medical history, family history, education, and personal interests.
At Cofertility, we provide detailed profiles of our egg donors that include a variety of information beyond just a photo, so intended parents can make informed decisions that feel right for them.
Largest egg donor database
At Cofertility, we are proud to have one of the largest (if not the largest) database of egg donors
who are motivated by a desire to help others, rather than cash compensation. Our donors are compassionate women who want to make a difference in someone else's life and aren’t doing it for money.
What sets us apart is that our donors have the option to keep half of their eggs retrieved during the donation process. This means that they are empowered to take control of their own future family building, while still helping others achieve their dreams of having a child.
We believe that this approach benefits and honors everyone involved. The egg donor is empowered to make a significant difference for another family, while also having the ability to plan for her own future. The intended parents have access to a larger, more diverse pool of donors, who are motivated by a desire to help others and are not solely motivated by financial gain.
At Cofertility we also offer a high level of care and support to both our donors and intended parents throughout the donation process. We understand that this can be a complex and emotional journey for all involved, and we strive to provide an inclusive, supportive, and compassionate experience for everyone involved. If we can help you build your family, get started today.
Lauren Makler is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cofertility, a human-first fertility ecosystem rewriting the egg freezing and egg donation experience. Previously, as an early Uber employee, Lauren founded Uber Health, a product that enables healthcare organizations to leverage Uber’s massive driver network in improving healthcare outcomes through patient transportation and healthcare delivery. Under her leadership, the business helped millions of patients get to the care they needed. Prior to that, Lauren spent the early years at Uber launching the core business throughout the east coast and led the company’s first experiment in healthcare, national on demand flu shot campaigns. After a rare disease diagnosis, Lauren’s fertility journey led her to believe that everyone should have the opportunity to freeze their eggs–and that there should be better access to egg donors. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their miracle baby girl. She was named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business in 2023 and recieved her BA from Northeastern University in Organizational Communication.
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