All SSA donors undergo an extensive multi-level screening based on both objective and subjective standards designed to satisfy both the egg donation rules and guidelines of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies and our own criteria based on years of experience.
An applicant must first pass an initial phone screening to ensure that she meets the basic qualifications and has the proper motivation. Approximately 1 in 10 applicants will pass this initial screening. Those making it through the phone screening will then have a clinical interview with a licensed mental health professional and complete:
- An extensive three-generation family health and genetic history
- A detailed psychosocial history and
- The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
The PAI is a widely used and researched test of adult behavior and psychopathology. The test offers 22 scales, including 11 clinical scales for mental health disorders. The test is based on 344 true/false questions and takes approximately one hour to complete.