Donor Screening

Donor Screening

2008-2018 Donor Egg IVF Success Rates (Pregnancy) at EmBIO


Embryo Transfers

Clinical Pregnancies

Clinical Pregnancy Rate
per Embryo Transfer

2018 708 488 69%
2017 678 435 68%
2016 641 455 68%
2015 628 433 69%
2014 608 395 65%
2013 510 360 70,6%
2012 490 338 69%
2011 503 350 70%
2010 449 291 65%
2009 358 243 68%
2008 309 191 62%

Before they are accepted into the program, donors are interviewed and must pass a physical examination. Our team of reproductive endocrinologists, geneticists and genetic counsellors studies each donor’s individual and family health histories, medical tests and other information to ensure that donors meet EmBIO’s extraordinarily high standards. Donors also undergo a psychological assessment of their commitment to the donor program and their appropriateness as a donor. They are extensively tested for genetic and infectious diseases, including HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

EmBIO’s rigorous donor testing includes:

  • screening for hepatitis;
  • genetic screening, including a chromosome analysis and DNA testing for Cystic Fibrosis and Fragile X;
  • testing for other genetic diseases that may be performed if the donor falls into a specific ethnic group that puts her at greater risk of being a carrier of the disease, including sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies, Tay Sachs, Gaucher’s, Canavan disease and/or breast cancer.
  • Syphilis
  • Thalassaemia (if applicable)
  • CMV
  • Chlamydia
  • Hormone and Ovarian Evaluation for Fertility Potential

Only a small percentage of donors who apply, are actually accepted into the program. Donors who have completed and passed this thorough medical screening are added to the donor pool and can be selected (matched) by prospective recipients. Unlike many donor agencies, EmBIO provides continuity of care for donors as well as for patients. After screening the donors, our medical staff cares for them throughout their egg donation cycle.

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