Donor Screening

IEB’s screening process evaluates general and reproductive health, genetic history and psychological stability, as per the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines.

ieb-hopesEgg Donor Facts & Screening Process

International Egg Bank’s eggs are sourced from a large pool of healthy, young women. These ladies are fully aware of their responsibilities and guided throughout the process by our expert staff. In order to best suit your individual needs, our donors have a variety of backgrounds. Therefore, International Egg Bank runs meticulous rounds of screening and testing before deeming a donor to be eligible. We perform extensive medical, genetic and personality evaluations to ensure that only the healthiest donors are selected.

  • Frozen donor eggs are affordable because we essentially share the eggs produced by one donor between several recipients guaranteeing each recipient 5 – 8 mature eggs.
  • We offer unparalleled convenience because frozen eggs are ready when you are; and there is never a wait to match with an egg donor in our database.
  • Our recipients include every type of prospective parent, from traditional to single to gay and lesbian.
  • We love international patients, too! Depending on the customs regulations of any given country, we can ship eggs globally.
  • International Egg Bank cares about convenience! As the eggs are already frozen, there is minimal wait time.

Genetic Screening

All humans have some genetic mutations. This has occurred throughout our evolution. The occurrence of some genetic mutations have allowed our species to survive and even thrive. Some mutations can produce diseases which can be inherited. Recessive mutations are only demonstrated when both parents have the same mutation. International Egg Bank’s egg donors are screened for many recessive traits. Donors testing positive for serious disorders (Cystic Fibrosis and SMA) are excluded from our donor pool. We would like to screen your husband or otherwise male partner for rare recessive genetic disorders. Even though your partner is perfectly normal, he might be a carrier of a rare genetic disease. Should he test positive to any such conditions, We will genetically match him and make sure the donor egg you choose is not a carrier for that disease.

Our dedication to quality means that our donors and their eggs are subject to rigorous genetic screening, including the following:

Full Chromosome Analysis (Karyotype) + Cystic Fibrosis (130 mutations) + Fragile X + Tay Sachs Disease & Enzymes + Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) + Beta Thalassemia + Sickle Cell Disease + ABCC8-Related Hyperinsulinism +Bloom Syndrome + Canavan Disease + Familial Dysautonomia +Fanconi Anemia Type C + Gaucher Disease + Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a + Hb Beta Chain-Related Hemoglobinopathy + Hexosaminidase A Deficiency + Joubert Syndrome 2 + Lipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency + Maple Syrup Urine Disease Type 1B & type 3 + Mucolipidosis IV + NEB-Related Nemaline Myopathy + Niemann-Pick Disease + Usher Syndrome Type 1F & Type 3 + Walker-Warburg Syndrome

Your partner can also be screened for genetic disorders.