Whether it's blood, plasma or even eggs, many women-- often college students-- are making frequent trips to the clinic for the cash.
Jane Doe, a part time student and long time resident of Gainesville has been donating her eggs for over a year. She says it was to help pay for bills.
Egg donation has increasingly become a popular way for women to be compensated for their time.
Recent studies from the American Fertility Association show within a span of the last 10 years, the number of donors has increased by six thousand. As women get older they look for alternative ways to get pregnant and young donors often don't mind giving up their eggs, knowing they're getting paid but they're also helping someone else.
"After the first time I received a card from that woman that received my eggs and that was very touching for me. It meant so much for me too see what I did for her, so I decided to do it again after that."
But the process is not easy.
First, a donor must be found. Then ads are also place on the world wide web but there is a screening process.
"A very intense process. you go through a ten page screening process, must come in every day, must inject needles into yourself, give blood."
Doctor Stan Williams says that at least 25 percent of the women who come to this clinic to donate are age 21 to 25.
He also says that the donor recipients are very grateful and it changes their life.
And our Jane Doe thinks so as well.
Fertility professionals say that there has been an increase up to 40% of egg donor applicants in the past year and a half.
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