Saturday, July 19, 2008

I am one of G-d's chosen people after all

In my school e-mail inbox today I found a message with the subject line "Jewish Egg Donor"

It read:
Jewish Atlantan Professional Couple are seeking an anonymous Jewish Egg Donor through The Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine. In order to qualify, interested women must be between the ages of 21-32, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. $6,000 monetary compensation will be paid for your generosity of spirit, as well as all incurred medical costs. V.I.P. treatment; No Travel Necessary.

Please telephone (678) 841-1090 if interested.
Huh? What's up with that? Did they just send out a mass email to everyone with a Jewish sounding last name?

7 comments:

timidvenus said...

yeah, thats sorta funny, but it would be even weirder if there was some professor of yours that knows this couple and was discussing it with them and then said something like, "oh, i have this student that would be perfect. her name sounds jewish, shes very smart, has a kickin figure, and is generally cute and plesant". now THAT would be strange.

but what id like to know is if youll do it or not. ive always wanted to know what it was like. i think id try it if i wasnt such a pro-lifer and could be okay with the throwing away of the unused fertilized eggs (or whatever is done with them, forgive my ignorance). let me know if you decide to do i.

Ann Thrope said...

No I wouldn't do it. The hormones they give you fuck you up and make you ovulate like crazy (so sex it super risky, not that I'm getting laid all that much now anyway). Plus you have to have surgery to remove the eggs.

Well, let me rephrase that. No I wouldn't, for $6000. I think it would have to be at least 5 figures for me to consider it. But I don't think anybody would be willing to pay that much for my eggs. Unless I win a Nobel prize or something.

Monticore said...

But is it really a donation when someone pays you? I know it maybe petty and of course you'd be nuts to do it without compensation (unless it was a close friend or family member) but let's not kid ourselves this is not a donation.

ALSO Adam did you notice the age range 21-32! BO-OY! My eggs are still good for another 9 months.

Adam said...

You better jump on that Monti. Think how much you could lower your house payments.

Monticore said...

Yeah free vicodine, money and I can call my self a donner. Only problem is I'm not Jewish.

timidvenus said...

really, 6 grand wont do it for you? i mean, whatever you want, but shit, id do it for that kind of cash. dont you wonder at all what it would be like? i have always wondered what it would be like to have a kid out there that i didnt raise myself. very interesting...

Ann Thrope said...

$6,000 to get my hormone levels fucked up for months and go through surgery? No thanks, I don't need the money that badly.

My brother and I are nothing alike and we share half our DNA, which is the same amount that a kid produced from one of my ova would have. So I figure the kid would be just like any random kid, maybe just with my acne prone skin and astigmatism. Lucky him/her.