Who can become an Oocyte Donor?

To become an oocyte donor, a woman must be between 20 to 30 years of age and must have one or several biological children born naturally. Oocyte donor candidates cannot have any addictions or activities that have negative consequences on the donor’s health. She must be medically cleared of all chronic and genetic diseases. Examinations of oocyte donor candidates are extensive. The process is quite thorough assessing a candidate’s state of health with examinations for hepatitis B and C, Syphilis, HIV-infection, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in addition to a complete endocrine profile. Upon completion of the medical examination, if everything is found to be within acceptable parameters, the oocyte donor candidate then undergoes consultations with a geneticist, a physician and a psychologist for final evaluations prior to being accepted as an oocyte donor.