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How are Egg Donors Selected?

Before a woman can donate her eggs, we require her to go through an initial screening process and application. As part of our screening, we look for women who:

  • Are between the ages of 21 and 31
  • Are in good overall physical and mental health
  • Have a BMI between 19-29
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t have a history of drug or substance abuse
  • Don’t have a family history of potentially inherited genetic disorders
  • Get regular, healthy periods
  • Are college-educated

If we determine a potential donor to be healthy and well-qualified, she can then choose to donate her eggs as fresh or frozen.

Selecting a Frozen Egg Donor

Frozen eggs have already been collected, meaning they’re sitting safely in our bank just waiting to be selected. When choosing a frozen egg, you’ll receive general characteristics about the women who donated, such as hair color, eye color, and height. You may also receive information about her interests, such as her favorite movies, music, or where she went to college. Because the eggs have already been donated, it’s very unlikely that you’ll get to meet the donor.

Frozen eggs have become a popular choice in recent years because they:

  • Require less wait time. Most intended parents come to us after years of trying to conceive, so it makes sense that the last thing they want to do is wait another year or more to start the process.
  • Are more convenient. Because only the intended mother’s cycle needs to be monitored, many busy parents prefer the ease of frozen eggs.
  • Are less expensive. Typically, frozen egg cycles are less expensive than fresh eggs because they’ve already been retrieved from the donor.

Selecting a Fresh Egg Donor

If meeting the donor is important to you, you may want to consider a fresh egg cycle. During a fresh egg cycle, you choose a donor months before her eggs are retrieved. Once the donor’s menstrual cycle is matched with yours (a process that can take several months), her eggs are retrieved, inseminated, and implanted at the same moment — her eggs will never be frozen or stored in our bank.

Asian Egg Bank was established to satisfy the ever-rising demand for Asian egg donors. Thanks to rigorous quality and screening standards, we are able to offer the highest quality eggs to improve the chances of a successful pregnancy.