At Fairfax EggBank, we are always looking for potential donors, however all of our applicants must certain requirements in order to become an egg donor.
Although we would like to accept all of our applicants there are some factors that may your eligibility for egg donation. Many of these disqualifiers are based on regulations set by the FDA, recommendations set by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and even by law.
goal is to give intended parents, who have been struggling with infertility, the best possible chance to conceive a healthy baby while ensuring all of our donors have a safe egg donation journey.
Our team has compiled a list of disqualifiers that could make you ineligible for our egg donation program.
between the ages of 19 and 30 eligible for our egg donation program. This age range (give or take a year or two) is common to donor egg banks and egg donor agencies around the world. In our experience, 19 is the minimum age that participants can consistently take on the challenges and commitments of being an egg donor. We cap the age ofat 30 because the number and quality of eggs begin to go decline in her mid to late 30s. For that reason, our age requirement for applicants also considers donors who may cycle more than once.
Egg donor age restrictions are important to the success of donor egg recipients and the well-being of our egg donors.
Learn more about how old do you have to be to donate eggs.
In the medical application we review a variety of lifestyle and reproductive health factors that egg donation.
To be eligible, you must have two functioning ovaries. This means that those who only have one ovary wouldn’t be able to donate. This is because when starting the retrieval process with one ovary, the possible yield of mature eggs for each cycle is significantly reduced.
Also, to be eligible you cannot be pregnant or breast feeding potential effects of the medications given to donors during the retrieval process. However, you’ll be eligible again once you’re least 5 months postpartum, are no longer breastfeeding, and have normal periods.
Those with endometriosis and PCOS are not eligible to become egg donors with our program due to the reduced likelihood of a successful egg donation cycle and the increased risk for medical complications.
You’re not eligible if you currently smoke or vape. Ingesting tobacco or nicotine, even if it’s just on an occasional basis, can impact the quality of eggs and the egg donation cycle. Also, you must have a BMI between 18-26. Medical evidence shows that people with a BMI under 18 or over 26 are at a higher risk for developing medical complications.
Learn more about why weight matters in egg donation.
You’re not eligible to donate if you don’t reside in the U.S. All donors must have at least a valid work visa or green card to be able to participate in our program. The government treats egg donation as a job; they deem egg donation reimbursement as income that you’ll need to report. This is why we require proof that you’re certified to work in the U.S. legally.
Most egg banks and egg donor agencies will request your detailed medical history. need to know the medical history of your, your biological parents, any siblings, and any children. You’ll also need to know about aunts, uncles, and grandparents on both your mother’s and father’s side.
Unfortunately, if cannot supply this information, you won’t be able to move forward into our program. This information is necessary because we need a comprehensive understanding of genetic dispositions you and any subsequent donor-conceived children may have.
Need help getting this information? Find tips on finding your medical history to help.
Do I qualify as an egg donor? Click here for egg donor qualifications.
Have any other questions about egg donations? Check out our FAQs, our Egg Donor blog, or contact us.
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