Fairfax EggBank, Inc. is committed to protecting the identities of and private information about our donors and clients. We recognize that oocyte donation involves sensitive and very personal information, and that those who work with us trust us to maintain their privacy and confidentiality. We, our donors, our clients and the clinics we work with have all agreed to protect the parties’ privacy and confidentiality, and we have policies, procedures and contracts in place to minimize the risks of a breach.
IDENTITY OF RECIPIENTS
We do not disclose information about our recipients or their offspring to our donors.
Anonymous donors will always remain anonymous, and we will not release their identities to anyone. They will never become ID Option donors. We will not facilitate contact between anonymous donors and recipients or offspring.
ID OPTION DONORS
Donors who participate in our ID Option program agree to a limited release of identifying information to their offspring, once those offspring reach 18 years of age. If parents want their ID Option donor-conceived child to be able to obtain this information, then the parents must register the child’s birth with Fairfax EggBank, so that we can authenticate the child’s identity at the time of his or her request. If a registered child does request information about his or her ID Option donor’s identity, we will let the donor know about the request, but will not provide her with any information about the requestor. Parents who choose an ID Option donor may also choose not to register their child, in which case the donor’s identity will not be shared with the child.
REQUESTS FOR IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
We understand and respect the desire of many parents and donor-conceived offspring to know more about their donors. We do endeavor to collect updated health and other information about our donors, and make it available to recipients and offspring without revealing the donor’s identity.
We also recognize that some donors and some parents have made a very deliberate decision to choose anonymous donation, and are relying on our promise to maintain that anonymity. Accordingly, we will abide strictly by the confidentiality terms set forth in our agreements with donors, clients and clinics.
QUESTIONS OR COMPLAINTS