SIMPLIFY

in collaboration with Pacific NW Fertility Donor Egg Program

FAQs

Getting Started

Great question. The first step in your process is an easy one—a free phone consult with Stephanie Frickleton. She will answer any questions you have and help you determine if a donation cycle using the SIMPLIFY Donor Egg Bank is the right option for you. If it is, you will begin the donor matching process. Stephanie assisted over two thousand couples in matching with an egg donor.

To schedule your free consult, please email SIMPLIFY@pnwfertility.com

How does SIMPLIFY select donors for the Donor Egg Bank?

We've created our own Donor Selection and Screening Process designed to gather only the best candidates. You can be sure your donor has met the following qualifications and testing:

  • Ages 21–29
  • Excellent general health
  • Normal weight range
  • Non-smoker
  • College student or college graduate
  • Extensive background check

Genetic Testing

Every donor undergoes Counsyl Genetic Testing to determine whether or not they are a carrier for certain genetic diseases. More information can be found on the Counsyl web site: www.counsyl.com

Intensive Medical Screening

Each donor undergoes a detailed physical by Pacific NW Fertility provider and complete ovarian function testing.

Psychological Evaluation

Donors have participated in written and face-to-face sessions with a registered counselor. As part of our evaluation, our team assesses that the donor is articulate, honest, and shows emotional maturity.

FDA Compliant Infectious Disease Screening and Labs

Donors have also been screened to make sure they are free from these infectious diseases:

  • HIV 1 and 2 Antibody Screen
  • HIV NAT
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
  • Hepatitis B Core Total Antibody
  • Hepatitis C Virus Antibody
  • Hepatitis C Virus NAT
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea

Zika Virus Screening

Are there any restrictions on who can participate in a SIMPLIFY Donor Egg Bank cycle?

Yes, and that's a good thing. Our goal is to give patients the best opportunity to have a baby. We're not in the business of raising false hopes or taking fees from those with little chance of becoming pregnant.

Patients who are not candidates for the Donor Egg Bank:

  • Patients needing PGD
  • Patients with a male partner who has severely abnormal sperm