Who can be an Egg Donor?

shutterstock_49925377-smallWomen of all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds can become egg donors. This includes women of all different heights, shapes and sizes, as long as you meet the prerequisites below:

  • Egg Donors Australia donors must be 21-32 years of age. Please note: that the specialist reserves the right to decide the suitable age of the egg donor. However, no egg donor will be accepted for clinical recruited donation over the age of 32.
  • Unknown donors must have a permanent address and be contactable for a follow-up screening. They must be able to provide three identifiers and proof of permanent address, e.g. driver’s licence, photo id, passport
  • You are fit and healthy with no personal history of illness – physical, mental or physiological – which may be inherited.
  • You have no family history of genetic disorders.
  • You are not eligible to donate if in the past 12 months you have:

– had sexual activity with any person known to have been exposed to HIV,

– engaged in sexual activity with a male or female sex worker,

– been a female sex worker (eg: received payment for sex in money, gifts etc.),

– used an injectable non-prescription drug,

– had a blood/body fluid splash in your eyes, mouth, nose or broken skin with someone you might think would have been exposed to any of the issues mentioned above,

– had a blood transfusion,

– had been imprisoned

-had been a smoker (must have been smoke free for 6 months)

  • Women who have had any of the following treatments cannot donate: 

– clotting factors for clotting disorders (Factor VIII or Factor IX), 

– transplant or graft (organ, corneas, dura mater, bone etc.), 

– human growth hormone derived from human pituitary gland or human pituitary derived graft material 

  • Women who have tested positive for any of the following tests cannot donate:

– HIV, 

– Hepatitis B, 

– Hepatitis C, 

– HTLV 1 and 2

  • Women who are adopted cannot donate unless genetic family history is available.
  • Marital status: If married or in a defacto relationship, the husband/partner must consent to the donation. Where a married couple is separated but not divorced, it is strongly recommended that the husband consents to the procedure.
  • Ideally you have completed your own family.
  • Egg donors must be eligible for full Medicare benefits in Australia.

 

Our friendly staff is available to discuss any questions you may have about our donor program, so please feel free to contact us. We are here to help you.

 

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Current as at 01.03.2016

 

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