Why there’s so much of hullabaloo over donating eggs? It’s completely a choice made by women themselves. One ethicist is of the view that eggs have become ‘commoditized.’ Well, when there is no hassle in donating organs like kidney, eyes, heart and so on then I don’t see there should have any kind of problem in donating eggs. In 1996, women in federally monitored programs donated eggs just over 3,800 times. That number has risen steadily, to more than 10,000 in 2004, the most recent year for which the Centers for Disease Control have compiled data. Some do it to help relatives and friends or from a sense of altruism but others openly acknowledge money is a big factor in their decision, prompting critics to worry that they’re helping drive an unregulated market for human tissue. If question of money is related to the issue, then the same must go for organ donation as well. A decade ago, Dr. Joel Brasch, a fertility specialist in the Chicago area, had to work hard to recruit five or 10 young women for his own practice’s donor pool but not anymore. I don’t see any harm in donating eggs, after all donors will continue to offer their eggs whether it’s for major stem-cell research or for childless couple.