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Learn About Family Creation’s Requirements to be an Egg Donor

Family Creations is not alone in establishing clear egg donation disqualifications and requirements; it is a standard and common industry practice. This article explains our requirements to be an egg donor and demonstrates the level of care intended recipients can expect when they choose us to be their egg donation agency.

Family Creations Egg Donation Requirements & Disqualifications

1. Egg Donors Must Be Within a Certain Age Range

At Family Creations, we work with healthy egg donors between the ages of 21 and 29. This age range helps to maximize the success rate for the recipient and ensures that the donor will be in their peak physical health and emotional maturity.

2. Egg Donors Must Meet Our Physical Health Requirements

At Family Creations, we require a medical exam and blood test screenings for health concerns. In the physical health category, egg donation disqualifications include the following:

  • BMI over 28
  • Smoking or drug use; moderate to significant alcohol use
  • Receiving a blood transfusion, body piercing, or permanent tattoo in the prior year
  • Having a family history with significant health concerns
  • Currently taking antidepressants or receiving treatment for psychiatric disorders
  • Treated for a sexually transmitted disease (STD) within the prior year
  • You must have regular menstrual periods without any history of reproductive abnormalities.

If you’re concerned that your current physical condition does not meet our requirements to be an egg donor, don’t worry! By making fundamental lifestyle changes (such as losing weight or stopping smoking/drinking) and consulting with your doctor, you may be able to qualify. Also, as you’re preparing your application, be sure to avoid disqualifying events such as scheduling a tattoo or body piercing.

3. Egg Donors Must Not Have Inheritable Genetic Disorders

When you apply to be an egg donor with Family Creations, the screening process will include questions about your family’s medical history, and you will need to give a blood sample for genetic testing. This line of testing is done to ensure that you are not a carrier of inheritable disorders such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, and Tay-Sachs.

4. Egg Donors and Contraception

Egg donors who use birth control, such as Depo-Provera, must wait one year after stopping use to be eligible. Hormonal IUDs would need to be removed to qualify. Most donors are not disqualified if using oral contraceptives or copper IUDs.

5. Egg Donors Must Be Committed

Egg donors must be able to attend upwards of 15 medical appointments, especially during the final two weeks of your menstrual cycle. Therefore, an applicant who is very busy or has an inflexible schedule may be disqualified as an egg donor.

Work with Family Creations

Contact us today if you decide to be an egg donor! If you have any questions about our online application, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you!

by Julia McConnell | Last updated on : September 15, 2023