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basic Requirements

What wonderful news that you want to brighten someone’s world through egg donation! Having the heart for egg donation is the first requirement. But did you know that egg donation is regulated and that there are certain other requirements that must be met in order to be accepted into our egg donation program?

Below we have listed the basic requirements that you need to meet:

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Standout Qualities and Attributes​

While meeting the basic requirements is crucial, possessing certain qualities and attributes can set you apart. Here’s what being a standout applicant means:

egg donor Requirements


A first degree relative is an immediate family member who shares approximately 50% of their genes with you. This includes:

  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Children

These relationships are considered first degree because of the close genetic link.

Serious mental illnesses are mental health conditions that greatly affect an individual’s ability to function daily. These illnesses include severe anxiety and depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and suicide attempts.

Generally, if a candidate is adopted and has no information about their biological family on at least one side (parents to grandparents), it is an exclusion criterion. However, exceptions can be made if the donor has extensive information about at least one side of the biological family

Calculate your BMI using our BMI calculator below:
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The BMI requirements are in place for medical reasons, not to discriminate. Watch our video to gain a clearer understanding of why BMI matters in the egg donation process.
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Meeting the basic criteria is just the beginning. We seek the standout, healthiest, top-tier candidates. Each application is thoroughly reviewed, taking into account personal and family health histories. We assess for hereditary cancer, early heart disease, autoimmune conditions, major congenital anomalies, and more.