This blog post has nothing to do with chickens. I’ll admit I’d never thought about this issue before I stumbled upon the article that follows. Anyway, I wondered what you guys think of the whole thing? Bear in mind that most clinics around the world have the same guidelines in place, baby2mom Egg Donation Agency is a South African one.
“Egg donation requires a careful screening for egg donors. Recipients of donor eggs are getting new and unknown genetic material so a thorough assessment is imperative. Whilst bipolar is an attribute inidividuals mat may have to live with. It is not encouraged that woman women who are biopolar bipolar proceed as egg donors. This increases the risk for all parties involved. As part of the initial assessment undertaken by an egg donor agency, questions pertaining to genetic attributes are part of the egg donor application. Depression, psychosis, schitzophrenia schizophrenia and bipolar are all genetic aspects and should caution raise a red flag as genetic concerns. So essentially egg donation bipolar is not a risk that will materialise through a reputable egg donation agency where thorough and appropriate screening will have been performed. Ethically, it may not be a fair process for a bipolar woman to proceed with egg donation too. It places undue risk on her as well. So whilst an egg donation recipient is at the mercy of young healthy egg donors to help her/ him conceive, it is not morally acceptable to initiate a process whereby recipients of donor eggs are receiving known genetic concerns – diseases, abnormalities, etc. baby2mom Egg Donation Agency facilitates online egg donations through an established egg donation website. An extensive high level assessment is undertaken by the egg donor agent, followed by a thorough and personalised assessment with a qualified psychologist who specialises in egg donation screening. The final approval is via the medial assessment made up of hormonal blood tests and an internal scan. Egg donation bipolar – potential egg donors showing indications of genetic diseases such as bipolar will unfortunately be declined. This is in the best interests of egg donation recpients recipients – offering them a fair chance and for egg donors – so as not to be placed under undue and unneccessary risks.” source
I found some really interesting commentary in ‘Do Egg Donors Lie?’ – the comments on the article are fascinating too.