My Egg Bank donors are women of all ethnic origins, between the ages of 21 and 31, who are screened to ensure good general and reproductive health, a clear genetic history and psychological stability.
All My Egg Bank donors must meet our height/weight criteria to assure the medications used during the stimulation cycle work optimally.
My Egg Bank donors meet all screening guidelines required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
All donors must pass a rigorous genetics work-up prior to being accepted into the egg bank. This work-up includes
- Consultation with a certified genetic counselor
- Personal and family health history
- Genetic testing for common inherited diseases recommended by medical society guideline
With this extensive donor screening, you can have confidence that all of our donors have tested negative for the genetic diseases recommended for their ethnicity group. Please note that a negative test result greatly reduces, but does not completely eliminate the possibility that the donor could be a carrier of an inheritable condition. Any significantly increased genetic risk to the donor's offspring is detailed in the genetics report.
The genetic diseases that My Egg Bank donors are currently being screened for include:
- Bloom Syndrome
- Canavan Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency
- Familial Dysautonomia
- Familial Hyperinsulinism
- Familial Mediterranean Fever
- Fanconi Anemia Type C
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Gaucher Disease
- Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a
- Hexosaminidase A Deficiency
- Joubert Syndrome 2
- Maple Syrup Urine Disease Type 1b and 3
- Mucolipidosis IV
- Nemaline Myopathy
- Niemann-Pick Disease Type A
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Tay-Sachs Disease
- Usher Syndrome Type 1F and III
- Walker-Warburg Syndrome
Depending on when the they were screened, some donors may not have been screened for all of the above listed disorders. To confirm which disorder a certain donor has been screened for, please check with the coordinator at your center.