Is it true that Jewish women cannot donate their eggs?

  1.  chana selinger

    Hello there! I’m a 19-year-old girl who is about to start college and I’ve considered donating my eggs to get some cash and pay my PhD later. In my family we’re all Jewish and some women in my community argue that we Jewish people are banned from egg donation in the US for no apparent reason. I would like to know why assuming this is true? If so, it’s so sad 🙁 🙁

    May 21, 2016 at 9:02 am
    Reply
  2. Sandra F. Sandra F.
    Fertility counselor

    Dear chana,

    No, that is not true. The only thing the ASRM establishes as an additional requirement is addressed to prospective egg donors of Ashkenazi-Jewish origin. In such case, in addition to being medically, psychologically, and genetically screened, they have to be tested for the following:

    – Cystic fibrosis (CF) mutation
    – Tay-Sachs disease
    – Canavan disease
    – Familial dysautonomia
    – Gaucher disease

    These are the only additional requirements the ASRM recommends in case the donor is of Ashkenazi-Jewish origin.

    The following post may be of interest: Becoming an egg donor in the USA.

    I hope I have been able to help,

    Best regards

    May 27, 2016 at 9:52 am
    Reply
Other topics related to this forum Messages Updated
Egg donation compensation rates in the USA 2 10 months, 1 week ago
Taxes on egg donation: should payment be taxable income? 2 1 year, 3 months ago
How long does it take to be matched once you are in the donor program? 2 1 year, 3 months ago
US social security number and donating my eggs 2 1 year ago
What percentage of embryos are aborted spontaneously with donor eggs? 2 1 year, 4 months ago
How long does the egg donation process take? 2 1 year ago
Anyone looking for egg donors in New York? 1 1 year, 4 months ago
I want to donate my eggs for money 2 1 year, 5 months ago
Feelings of regret after donating my eggs 4 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Will I have to travel out of my state to donate my eggs? 9 9 months ago