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    Default i want to donate my eggs but.....

    we have a history of motor neurone disease in our family... there is a way for me to be tested to see if i have it but i dont want to do this as to me its like a death sentence... i am aware you can get the eggs tested to see if they have this gene before fertilising etc.... am i still eligible to donate or not?? i would sooo love to pass the gift of being a parent on...

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    HI there,

    See this link...

    http://www.mnd.asn.au/pdfs/genetic_fact_sheet.pdf

    Apparently only 10-15% of MND is associated with a gene ie. runs in families, and that can be tested on unborn children. There's a MND association that I'm sure could give you more information, and the second call I'd make would be to a fertility clinic that does egg donation and they'll tell you (they can be pretty strict).

    Hope you get the all clear and go ahead and makes someone's dream come true!!!

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    A FS might be able to help you with this as may a GP, I hope you find your answer soon.

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    You can get very early embryos tested for genetic conditions and then implant the ones that don't have the disorder through PGD-IVF (preimplantation genetic diagnosis).

    You can't test eggs or sperm because by doing the testing, the egg/sperm would be destroyed and could no longer be used.

    I don't think it would be possible to know if your eggs were not potential gene carriers without testing yourself for the purpose of egg donation.

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    Good luck with the testing quandry ... I imagine what people have said here is correct from my IVF experience. You would have to test embies, not eggs, and even then I imagine it would potentially hazardous to the embies with an associated rate of losing some? But I am not positive ...

    You are wanting to do a fabulous thing in donating ... hope you can get specialist advice on it.

    xx


 

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