New Life South Africa will have a thorough check of your medical history. Your candidacy will be rejected if you carry any genetic disorder, STDs or if you suffer from any menstrual irregularities. These should be notified clearly by the donor.
Egg donation involves four vital steps which are discussed elaborately below:
After preliminary selection, your medical preparation follows for which you need to give 4 to 5 visits to our clinic. You are put through a series of screening tests to appraise how capable you would be as an egg donor. These are as following:
- Complete blood test
- Blood cells count and hemoglobin test
- Blood group test
- HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus) test
- HbsAg (Hepatitis B) test
- VDRL (Syphilis) test
- HCV (Hepatitis C) test
- FSH (CD2-4) Follicle stimulating hormone test
- Anti Mullerian hormone test
- LH(CD2-4) – Luteinizing hormone test.
- TSH/T3/T4- Thyroid stimulating hormone plus thyroid function test
- Prolactin test, which measures the level of hormone prolactin secreted by the Pituitary glands .
- Pelvic ultrasound test to measure Antral follicle count .
- Vaginal Swab test to reject any possibility of infection showing up during or post egg retrieval.
- Blood tests to be done to detect the presence of Chlamydia, Herpes and Citomegalo viruses.
This checks the following:
- Emotional aspect of the donor checking her willingness
- Donor’s motivation
- Her confidence level
- Her knowledge of the egg donation procedure including risks and rewards
- Her attitude