Egg Donor Testing: What is Required?
California’s PureOvum egg donor requirements were set by using strict guidelines set by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Becoming an egg donor is an admirable way of breathing life into someone else’s dreams of becoming a parent. We thoroughly educate donors on each step of the egg donation process and prepare you on what to expect — and more importantly what you might not have expected.
Statistically, fewer than 3 percent of those who apply to become an egg donor for our Southern California physician-owned egg donor program will make it through our screening process and become egg donors.
What are the Requirements to Become an Egg Donor?
The following requirements should be considered when applying to become a compensated egg donor. The list is ONLY meant to act as a general model.
(What if you don’t meet all of the egg donor requirements below? If you are interested in becoming a PureOvum egg donor, please fill out our online application. This will help our team best determine if you meet the initial requirements to be an egg donor.)
- Ages between 20-30
- Healthy body weight, with normal BMI
- Physically and emotionally healthy
- Have both ovaries
- Non-smoker and abstains from illegal drug use
- Higher education preferred (High School diploma or GED required)
- Knowledgeable of family’s physical and mental health history
- Willing to commit to the process for the next 6 months
- Flexible schedule for appointments and traveling as needed
- Willingness to complete medical and psychological screening
- Willingness to use injectable medications
- Does not use tobacco
- No history of substance abuse
Family History Requirements
- Provide current family history and health status
- No history of multi-generational familial diagnoses such as inheritable cancer, heart disease before age 55, various genetic disorders, etc.
Interested in applying to become a PureOvum egg donor? Get started here.