At our agency, you as the ovum donor are able to select your own amount of non-receipted expense reimbursement (also called fixed reimbursement). This letter provides information to help you decide what amount of non-receipted expense reimbursement you should request based upon your individual circumstances. You will receive this amount after you have completed the retrieval.
During the donation process, you will be reimbursed for certain expenses that you may incur. Specific receipted travel and medical expenses are paid for directly by IARC throughout your program (e.g. local testing fees, transportation & accommodation while at clinic for donation). Individual expenses that fluctuate more and are hard-to-determine will be covered by your non-receipted expense reimbursement amount.
Listed below are examples of the expenses you may include in the amount of non-receipted expense reimbursement you require:
Any lost wages
Additional childcare costs exceeding the maximum IARC will reimburse while at the Intended Parents’ clinic ($40/ day for 1 child and $50/ day for 2 or more children)
Remaining cost of getting a passport if needed (IARC reimburses ½ the application cost)
Any gas mileage/transportation costs involved with one or more local medical appointments
IARC has signed a compliance letter with the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) that requires us to follow reimbursement guidelines established by The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). ASRM guidelines limit the range for ovum donor reimbursement to an amount between $2,500 and $5,000. At this time sums of $5,000 or more require strong justification and sums above $10,000 are not appropriate (please refer to the ASRM guidelines packet for further information). The average amount for first time donors at our agency falls between $3,000 and $3,500. After each successful donation, you may adjust the amount that you request as you will have a better idea of the actual expenses you will incur. The maximum amount offered to experienced donors working with IARC is $6,000.
What amount do you require for non-receipted expense reimbursement?
If you believe you should receive more than $5,000 in reimbursement, this must be further discussed with our staff in order to gain approval. Strong justification will be needed and approval is rare. Per ASRM guidelines, justification may NOT include a donor’s ethnicity, physical/personal characteristics, or educational achievement.
Should you have any questions, please contact
us and we will help you decide on the non-receipted expense reimbursement amount that is appropriate for you!