How it Works – Donor Screening
To be accepted as an egg donor at Long Island IVF, an applicant must successfully complete a psychological screening. The average psychological screening involves several visits with a donor applicant to obtain a complete psychosocial history. A comprehensive psychological test called the Minnesota Multi-phasic Personality Inventory-2 is administered and analyzed. The in-depth psychological test is designed to evaluate the donor’s propensity for psychiatric or personality disorders which may interfere with or be aggravated by the donor process. During this screening, the donor’s motivations for donating are explored. The screening attempts to evaluate donors for their ability to follow through on life decisions and complete long-term projects/processes.
IN ADDITION, A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION BY A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR MAY BE DEEMED NECESSARY. THIS CHECK MAY INCLUDE:
- Arrest history
- Motor vehicle search for alcohol related offenses
- Civil financial check
- In the event that a questionable incident does arise in our investigator’s research, additional interviewing is conducted until we are satisfied that the donor is of good character; otherwise, the prospective donor will not be accepted into the program.
MEDICAL EXAM AND EVALUATION
- Assessment of ovaries on day 2 or 3 of period
- Blood tests to determine general health, and confirm the absence of certain communicable diseases
- Gynecology exam including cultures for communicable diseases
- Genetic screening
- Drug screening by hair sampling – a more definitive testing method
- If all the screening test results are satisfactory, then the application or abstract is made anonymous by removing identifying information such as name, etc. The abstract is then made available to recipients, or those who need donated eggs. If your abstract is selected, then you will move onto the next step. For more information, please call 631-768-8799.