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Requirements for Known Donor

Preparing for third-party reproduction

The following are steps for pre-screening your donor.

  1. Ovarian reserve testing required.  Donor to call the egg donor nurse coordinator at FCI, day 1 full flow period to schedule lab work (E2 FSH LH AMH) and a vaginal ultrasound at FCI. These tests are needed cycle day 2, 3, 4 or 5.
  2. Forms Completion: Donor must complete the FCI Medical History Profile/Application Form, Risk Factor Questionnaire Form and additional FCI consent forms for treatment.
  3. FCI Physician consultation at FCI location and FDA physical exam. The FCI nurse coordinator will schedule the appointment.
  4. Psychological evaluation by a qualified mental health professional.  Contact the FCI Psychologist for guidance (877-324 4483). Required for the known donor couple.  (Known donor’s husband should attend consult for informed consent).
  5. Egg Donor Nurse Coordinator consult. The nurse manages the prescreen process and will schedule all FCI appointments for your treatment after step #1 evaluation tests are completed/ approved.  To arrange either a nurse phone consult or consult at the FCI office.
  6. Appointment with your reproductive attorney: Required legal agreement document needed on file at FCI prior to starting any IVF treatment.  If married, husband needs to sign legal agreement. Discuss with your attorney supplemental insurance coverage.

Workup (Infectious Disease Testing is good for 18 months)

Once the initial ovarian reserve/ hormonal testing and vaginal ultrasound is complete and approved by FCI physician, your egg donor nurse coordinator will arrange for additional required testing, including:

Lab work
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core total Antibody, Hepatitis C Antibody, CBC(complete blood count), Blood Type & RH Factor, HIV I & II, VDRL (syphilis), West Nile Virus (NAT).

Additional genetic labs will be completed

Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Fragile X, Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease, Beta-Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Disease, Usher Syndrome Type 1F & 3, Familial Dysautonomia, Bloom Syndrome, Canavan Disease, Fanconi Anemia Type C, Gaucher Disease, Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ia, Mucolipidosis IV, Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, Tay-Sachs Disease, Hexosaminidase A deficiency.

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia urine cultures.

Post-Workup (Start birth control pills per instructions of egg donor coordinator)

Egg Donor Nurse Coordinator

A consultation (at the FCI office or phone consult) with your Egg Donor Nurse Coordinator, will be arranged to determine your IVF egg donation cycle time line, assign treatment/ medication start dates, and your first IVF appointment.  The Egg Donor Nurse Coordinator manages the process.

The cycle can be started/ medication dates assigned only after the following have been completed:

  • Documentation of Psychological consultation must be on file.
  • Documentation of ovarian reserve/ hormone workup and medical/ family history approved by your FCI physician.
  • All infectious disease and genetic tests on the known donor are completed:  Medically cleared/ approved per FCI physician.
  • The FCI consents and FDA forms are completed and signed (notarized unless signed in the presence of an FCI physician or nurse).
  • Letter from your attorney to be on file at FCI, stating completion of the legal agreement for treatment.  Must be on file at FCI before any medications can be started.
  • Please note: Required FDA tests on known donor (lab work and urine culture) are to be done at your initial IVF baseline appointment.

Special Considerations

  • All known donors and recipient couples require separate legal representation, which cannot be waived.  FCI can provide a list of attorneys who specialize in reproductive law.  A letter from your attorney of the legal agreement completion must be provided to FCI Donor Coordinator prior to start of treatment.
  • If a known donor is on any medications prior to FCI IVF egg donation, FCI physician needs to be notified and possible medical clearance letter required from treating primary care physician.  This also applies for any medical health conditions of a known donor.  ***Please notify your FCI egg donor nurse coordinator if this is the case***
  • Out of state monitoring for IVF treatment: The known donor is responsible to notify the FCI nurse coordinator of a reputable out of town facility for the necessary blood tests and ultrasounds (7 days per week with same day results by 2pm CST).  Financial arrangements for all out of state/ non-FCI facility appointments are the responsibility of the egg donor or recipient couple.