CMV Status

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a very common virus that most American adults have been exposed to and have developed immunity to. If a woman who has never had CMV is exposed to the virus during pregnancy, there is a small chance that she will become infected, increasing the risk of her child developing medical problems.

A simple blood test can determine if you have been exposed to CMV. Some clients who are CMV negative choose to restrict their selection to donors whose “CMV Status” is negative. For this reason, we include this information in our donor profiles. We recommend consulting your physician for guidance on your own personal CMV risks.