Circle Egg Donation is the most recent egg donation agency to begin offering advanced facial recognition software to help intended parents in finding the right egg donor. The program allows intended parents to select egg donors who most resemble their physical looks.
Here's how it works: Based on a photo the intended parent provides to Circle Egg Donation, the 3D software from Precision Donor™ constructs a virtual topographical map of facial features. That map is compared to all of Circle’s registered egg donors, yielding results of best matches for resemblance to the parent. Precision Donor’s software is similar to that used by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security—reportedly, it’s that accurate and secure.
Once an intended parent finds a match, the software immediately erases all identifying information, including photos, from the database in an effort to protect user’s privacy. All that remains is an algorithm, which is compared with egg donors in the database to find the closest matches.
Not surprisingly, now a similar program is being used at sperm donation agencies. We love the fact that in today's age of facial rec apps, websites, interactive signage and other relative frivolity, software like that used at Circle Egg Donation is actually helping people build families.