Rae is a 26-year-old scientist working on a Department of Defense Project. Very soon, she will complete her third egg donation cycle. When Rae tried to access her egg donor medical records, she thought she'd be protected by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
The roadblocks she hit were unexpected: the egg bank did not want to disclose her records. So she consulted with an attorney who discovered something very interesting: egg donors might not be protected as patients under HIPAA, which has a tricky grey area to consider.