- Egg Banking – Donors
- Why should I become an egg donor at your bank?
Noble social cause
You will be contributing your bit to a noble social cause. You can improve your karma by doing this great deed and helping out someone, somewhere in distress. In fact, this is nobler than blood donation, as you will be gifting a life and a lifetime of joy and happiness.Free fertility, genetic and medical check-up
All our potential donors are required to undergo fertility, genetic and medical check-ups to ensure that the individuals donating eggs are free of major disorders. Thus, you will indirectly benefit by getting this check-up done, free of cost.Adequate compensation
You will also be adequately compensated in monetary form for your noble gesture.
- Will my donation or identity revealed to anyone?
No, your donations will remain fully confidential. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)’s guidelines and our company’s policies, we will not reveal your identity to the recipient, clinic or doctor. There is no way that your identity can be traced by the future recipients or the prospective child born out of such donation. Complete discretion and anonymity is maintained. We reveal only pertinent information like blood group, height, weight, hair and skin colour to the potential recipient – information which is important for prospective parents so that they can select the sample from a donor whose characteristics closely match that of the recipients.
- Will the child born out of my egg donation have any legal claim over my assets?
No, the child born out of your egg donation will not have any legal claim over your assets, under any circumstances. You will also not be held in any way responsible for the child’s upbringing. Once you donate your eggs, there is no liability or claim whatsoever on you, arising from any prospective children born by using your eggs.
- Will I be able to know or meet any child born out of my egg donation?
No, you will never be given any information regarding the recipient couple or any child born out of your egg donation nor will you be allowed to know or meet them.
- Are there any health issues that I may face on account of donating eggs?
The entire egg donation cycle is performed under the constant monitoring of a qualified medical practitioner administering the infertility treatment to the recipient couple as well. Your health and your response to the stimulation protocol are closely monitored for any abnormality and the cycle is discontinued if there is any perceived risk. As such, there are no major health issues that you may face. However, for reasons unknown to medical science, some women respond differently to the same medication, and in such cases, due care is exercised by the doctor and
clinic imparting the treatment.
- So how does the egg donation cycle work? What happens when I, as a prospective donor walk into your offices for the first time?
We make you feel comfortable and provide basic information on the procedure. We understand your background and motivation for egg donation.We also address any additional questions that you may have and offer counselling with our experienced personnel.
We will do an initial fertility test (using your blood sample) and register you as a potential donor in our Donor Registry.
Once you have been selected based on your entry in the Donor Registry, you will be screened for pathological and genetic disorders, post-which, you will then be introduced to the doctor/clinician who will start you on the fertility stimulation process and also do the ovum (egg) pick-up at the appropriate time. This will involve taking medication as prescribed on a regular basis as well as undergoing a minor surgical procedure at the time of egg pick-up.
The entire process will take approximately 2-3 weeks to get completed, during which you would be required to visit the doctor’s clinic on a regular basis as instructed from time to time.
- What kinds of tests are conducted during the health check-up?
We conduct a battery of tests, including screening for infectious diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, and genetic screening including testing whether you are a carrier of thalassemia. Once you pass these tests, you are then taken to the next stage, namely stimulation process and egg
- Would I get a copy of all the tests that are done?
No, we do not provide you with a copy of all the tests done. However, if any medical issues are revealed in the reports, then we will inform you, and direct you to the appropriate medical practitioner as required.
- I was not accepted into the program, what does it mean?
Our testing is not a reflection of your fertility, but rather whether you meet the selection criteria. However, if we notice any medical abnormality when we are performing our analysis, we will inform you and direct you to a specialist.
- What if I develop any medical complications during the course of the procedure?
Your procedure will be administered and monitored by experienced medical practitioners in the field of infertility. As such, if any medical complications arise during the course of the procedure, then appropriate medical action will be taken by the clinic administering the treatment.
- Why should I become an egg donor at your bank?