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Is the Frozen Egg Donation Process Safe?

Even just a few decades ago, a woman struggling with infertility had very few (if any) options if she wished to have a child. Today, we’re proud to say that couples battling infertility have a world of options in front of them.

One of the most popular options is to use donor eggs. If a woman can carry a baby, but not conceive one, she can use another woman’s donated eggs to have a child. Though it may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, the process is actually very safe and more common than you think.

If you’re considering giving the gift of life in the form of an egg donation, rest assured that the process is very safe.

1. The egg donation process is highly regulated.

The FDA treats eggs just like any other donated organ, meaning there are government-placed rules and regulations regarding who can donate, how often you can donate, and how eggs can be recovered.

2. Donors are required to undergo psychological and physical screenings.

Before a woman can donate, we ensure she is in the right mental and physical state to handle the process.

Since we want women to donate for the right reasons, our qualification process is designed to weed out those who are just looking for a paycheck. It’s important to us that women understand the emotional effects donating will have on them.

We also require candidates to be in good health when they donate. Though the retrieval process is a relatively minor surgery, we want to make sure each woman’s body can handle the procedure. A healthy woman is also more likely to have healthy eggs.

3. Is the egg retrieval process safe?

Yes, yes, and yes! Those in the medical field unanimously agree that the medications used to promote egg growth and the retrieval procedure are safe and carry no long-term risks. We only use Lupron trigger injection (as opposed to HCG injection) which virtually eliminates the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). The egg retrieval process is a relatively simple, 20-minute procedure, that requires nothing more than light IV sedation. Most women return home the day of the procedure.

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.