What is egg donation?
Egg donation is the process by which a woman is providing eggs to another woman for the purposes of assistend reproduction.
Who uses donor eggs?
- Women of advanced maternal age
- Women with repeatedf IVF failures
- Women with premature menopause
- Women with genetic diseases
- Women who have undergone cancer treatment(Radiotherapy,chemotherapy)
- Women who are poor responders to ovulation induction
Egg donor screening
All egg donor candidates are between 20-30 years old and tehy are thoroughly screened and examined by a general practitioner,a psychologist and a geneticist prior to their acceptance.
All the donors have the following tests:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Blood group, Rh, Haemoglobin electrophoresis
- Toxoplasma ,Rubella,CMV
- Vaginal cultures
What is the process of Egg donation IVF?
The treatment involves placing the donor on a course of fertility drugs(Gonadotrophins and GNRH antagonists or GNRH agonists depending on the protocol)to stimulate her ovaries to produce many eggs.
The recipient woman at the same time takes hormones(estrogen and progesterone)because the lining of the uterus(endometrium) must be prepared to receive the embryos.The development of the endometrium must be perfectly synchronised with the donor’s stimulation.
After the oocyte retrieval we fertilze the eggs with partner’s sperm and then we transfer the embryos to the recipient’s uterus at the blastocyst stage.
If we have good quality embryos after the embryo transfer we can freeze them and transfer them in another cycle if the first cycle is succesful and you want another child or if the first cycle has failed.The cost is significantly lower and our aim in our clinic is every couple to have frozen embryos .
Why choose us for egg donation?
- There is no waiting list
- Egg donation is anonymous under the Greek law
- Success rates around 70% due to our individualized treatment and care
- We always aim to have frozen embryos after the fresh embryo transfer so the couples have more chances to get pregnant in one cycle.