The first egg bank in the country of Japan is all set to register its first donors by the middle of May 2013. The donations will help infertile women to have children. The egg bank is a non-profit organization, which was founded last year in the month of November, by doctors who specialise in fertility treatment, as well as representatives of the patients.
The organization had started soliciting egg donations in the month of January 2013. The group said that out of 100 women who had applied, about 38 have been selected. Sachiko Kishimoto, the head of OD-NET, while talking to Japan times said, “When we called for egg donations in January, we were anxious about whether anyone would volunteer to offer their eggs. But, to our surprise, so many people called in, offering to donate their eggs”.
The eligibility criteria of the donors is that they have to be under the age of 35 and must already have children. No money will be paid for the eggs and every woman must provide her personal information, if the child born from the egg requests it when he or she turns 15.
Kishimoto said that it was very difficult to be registered as an egg donor and yet 38 people have met the requirements.