The number of women filling out applications to donate eggs has doubled.
Updated: Thursday, 29 Jan 2009, 3:13 PM EST
Published : Monday, 26 Jan 2009, 7:27 AM EST
MASSACHUSETTS (WPRI) - These days, more men and women are trying to survive the bad economy by selling their sperm and eggs.
The president of the Northeast Assisted Fertility Group tells the Boston Herald that the number of women filling out applications to donate eggs has doubled. The number of women asking about donating their eggs has jumped by about 30 percent at some egg-donor agencies.
The women make as much as $10,000 after their eggs are retrieved.
The number of potential sperm donors grew by 15 percent in 2008 compared to 2007.
Most would-be sperm and egg donors are denied.