I have epilepsy, can I donate my eggs?

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    MK Smith

    Good morning,

    How are you all doing? Nice to introduce myself in this forum 馃槈 I鈥檇 like to become an egg donor but firstly I鈥檇 like to be well informed about the whole process, especially about the requirements to become an egg donor, mainly because I have epilepsy and that鈥檚 what fills me with suspicion that I won鈥檛 qualify as a donor, am I right? I got control of seizures many years ago.

    Thanks!!

    November 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm
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    Sandra F.
    Fertility counselor

    Dear MK Smith,

    I am so sorry, but if you have epilepsy, even if you have the seizures controlled, you won鈥檛 be accepted as an egg donor. In fact, one of the main requirements to qualify as a donor is being free from genetic diseases that might be inherited by offspring. Epilepsy is included within this group; thus, I鈥檓 afraid you cannot donate your eggs.

    Besides, the hormone medications that every egg donor has to take during the medical process of egg donation could interfere with the medications to treat epilepsy, which could lead to a disease outbreak.

    Get further information here:

    Requirements to donate eggs
    How to become an egg donor

    I鈥檓 really sorry,

    Best wishes

    November 4, 2015 at 11:24 am
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