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Clarifying Egg Donor Requirements
There are data protection laws in place that legally protect your privacy and only non-identifying personal information is given to the potential recipient, so they are empowered with information. All the rules in place regarding egg donors are very particular for the wellbeing of everyone involved.
Who can become an egg donor?
The age range lies between 18 and 35 because the risk of abnormality or miscarriage increases after a woman's 36th birthday.
The BMI of a donor should ideally be under 35 and there will be overall health checks to ensure they are not at risk at all during the egg donation process. We also ask for donors to have no family history of serious or inherited illnesses to avoid impacting the health of the baby.
Lifestyle-wise, we also ask for our egg donors who would not class themselves as smokers and who do not partake in recreational drug use or excessive alcohol consumption. This is because all of these factors negatively impact the quality of the eggs as well as lowering the chance of fertilisation.
Lastly, if you are currently trying to become pregnant you would be unable to donate eggs at this time.
Consider making an impact in other people's lives with your generous egg donation by perusing the information we have about getting started (https://www.altrui.co.uk/