Our team of recruiters, doctors and geneticists review each donor’s individual and family health history and medical tests to ensure that every donor meets our highly selective physical criteria. Applicants are also required to undergo psychological screening by one of our in-house counsellors in order to assess their mental wellness as well as their commitment to the program – to further determine if they are an appropriate candidate to join our egg bank.
Donors must fulfil all of the following requirements to become part of the donor programme:
The donor will attend the London Egg Bank for an interview with one of our dedicated recruiters to establish her reasons for becoming a donor, and to ascertain her commitment to the programme.
If after initial assessment the donor is found to be suitable to progress, she will be asked to see our doctor for a consultation. The specialist will firstly conduct a pelvic ultrasound scan. This scan detects problems in the uterus, ovaries and pelvic region, and is used to assess the donors suitability in terms of ovarian functionality.
Following the scan, the specialist will then carry out a detailed review of the donor’s medical and psychological findings and will discuss the following with her:
The egg donor will then be asked to complete mandatory HFEA consent forms and will be sent for screening tests.
All egg donors are screened for the following:
All egg donors are required to see the counsellor before progressing with a donation. It provides an emotionally safe place in which donors explore what donation involves and the lasting implications for them and those they are close to.
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