Taking eggs from a donor and transferring them to another person, the recipient, is egg donation. For women who are unable to conceive using their own eggs, egg donation is a treatment option that may allow them to achieve and carry a healthy pregnancy. The agency you work with will help you find a donor. It will give you the opportunity to choose a donor anonymously. You can also have an open donor relationship by choosing a friend or family member. Only after the donor passes a thorough medical, genetic and psychological examination will she be recognized as an acceptable egg donor. The average cost of egg donation is around $8,000. Including the costs of additional services related to egg donation, the total can be around $25,000. These services include: medication for the donor, medication for the recipient (to prepare her body to receive eggs), agency administrative costs, sperm freezing, embryo freezing, embryo storage.