Selection Criteria

Thank you for your interest in becoming an egg donor, which will help infertile couples to have their own babies. By becoming an egg donor, you can supplement your income while giving others the chance to experience the joy of starting a family of their own.

Eligibility to become an Egg Donor

  • Age between 21 and 32 years, from any ethnic background
  • Should have a perfect state of mental and physical health
  • Possibly a mother
  • Free of medical disability and without a family history of inherited disorder(s)
  • Willingness to take hormonal injections for ovulation induction
  • Willingness to go through minor surgical procedure (for egg pick up)
  • Commitment to the clinic / egg bank at least for 2 pick-up cycles
  • Screening for infectious diseases including HIV, hepatitis etc
  • Willingness to sign contracts and consent forms
  • Consent from parents / husband

Reasons for not being able to accept a potential egg donor

Age

Studies have shown that the egg reservoir is limited in women and the quality of eggs also decreases with age. There is also evidence to suggest that genetic abnormalities are more common with older mothers so women who are 33 or older cannot be accepted as egg donors.

Physical and Mental Well-Being

BabyQuest usually accepts donors who are educated and are in good physical and mental health. Only the best and fittest would be selected by the system as we follow stringent procedures for screening and analysis, as well as psychosomatic analysis to detect and screen people with potential issues.

Unfavourable Medical Reports

If the results of analysis and your clinical tests are positive for certain infectious diseases, or if your genetic report is not as per accepted criteria, you would not be enrolled as an egg donor.

Adoption

People can donate only if a clear family and medical history available, which is generally difficult in case of persons who have been adopted themselves. It is necessary to examine their family history for evidence of inherited disorders that could be passed on to any children born using donor samples, although we also conduct screening for genetic disorders as a routine, stringent practice.

Heritable conditions

Because some birth defects (e.g. spina bifida, cleft palate, hare lip) and serious diseases (e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, schizophrenia, asthma and haemophilia) are genetically linked, it is not possible to accept as a donor, any individual, where there is a family history of these conditions.

Time

Becoming an egg donor involves a regular commitment over period of completing the pick-up cycle and ensuring that the medications are taken on time. Therefore we would not accept a person as a donor who cannot make this commitment. Also, as per Indian rules and guidelines, the egg donor is required to bring the consent form from either her husband (in case she is married) or from her parents (in case she is single). We will not be able to accept a donor if the necessary formalities are not completed.