To improve the chances of egg donation, an optimal egg donation process needs to be underway. This includes thorough egg donation screening for egg donors and for recipients of donor eggs.
South African egg donors need to understand that they are donating their eggs anonymously and that their responsibility in respect of the egg donation is completed after the egg retrieval. Their role of egg donation is confidential and no egg donation recipients will ever be able to contact them. Part of the egg donor screening is ensuring that they understand this, and are mature and responsible enough to proceed as egg donors - giving the best chance for the best egg donation solution. Donor egg sceeeening includes a session with a counsellor, thorough medical tests including blood work and a scan. Finally the fertillity specialist overviews all information to give the final confirmation.
For recipients of donor eggs, they have to come to peace that they are receiving a gift, a very special gift from an anonymous egg donor who has successfully passs the egg donation screening. It is not their gene material. For several recipients, it takes a series of failed infertility attempts, sometimes even holistic means. People often need to proceed this route to come to terms with their dilemma. Recipients of egg donations need to be completely ready - on an emotional and psychological level.