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Screening of Egg Donors

Prospective egg donors undergo a complete examination by a physician in order to determine their ability to tolerate the procedure required with egg donation. In addition, donors are screened for genetic and heritable diseases via an extensive questionnaire. When necessary, appropriate laboratory testing is performed to rule out identifiable genetic diseases.

Donors are also screened for infectious diseases which may be transmitted to the recipient. This currently includes syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, viral hepatitis, cytomegalovirus, and HIV.

All donors are screened by a mental health professional to explore their views on egg donation and the ramifications of becoming an egg donor. In addition, their reasons for wishing to donate eggs are explored.

If you qualify and would like to start the process of becoming an Egg Donor, please visit our Egg Donor Application Page. You can also call (202) 552-2814 or email to speak with the Program Coordinator.