Egg donation in Ukraine

Because of religious or ethical reasons egg donation is prohibited in many countries (Austria, Israel, Germany, etc.). Every year more and more couples choose Ukrainian clinics for infertility treatment as using donor eggs in Ukraine is absolutely legal and is regulated by laws.

Egg donation in ukraine

Documents regulating egg donation in Ukraine

1. The “Instruction on the application of assisted reproductive technologies”, approved by the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine No. 771 of 23.12.2008, is the document that covers most legal aspects of the procedure.
2. Article 48 of the “Fundamentals of Health protection in Ukraine”;
3. Article 123 of the Family Code of Ukraine.

These documents establish the normative characteristics, parameters and requirements for women who want to participate in an egg donation program. Donor’s privacy and medical confidentiality are guaranteed in Ukraine. By law, a donor doesn’t have any parental rights to the child. The future parents agree not to establish the identity of the egg donor and not to seek acquaintance or further communication with her.
Any adult woman under 30 with, at least, one healthy child can become an egg donor. It goes without saying that the exclusive requirement is the absence of any bad habits (drug addiction, alcoholism, smoking, etc.) or chronic and genetic diseases.

Each potential egg donor has to fill in a detailed form telling about her biography, family and previous medical records. Apart from the fields about race, eye colour, skin and hair colour, weight, education, personal achievements, hobbies and life goals, there is also one where the the reason of becoming an egg donor should be stated.
Couples from all over the world come to Ukraine with hopes to feel the joy of motherhood. Therefore almost every clinic for reproductive medicine has a program of egg donation.

Egg donation in Ukraine is not necessarily an anonymous process, your relative or friend can donate too. Women who have some egg cells left after an ART procedure can also donate them.

Egg donation: cost

We offer our patients from 3 to 5 egg donors who meet their requirements. Every woman who donates egg cells in our center receives an appropriate compensation, the amount of which depends on the quality and quantity of received material.

The average price for the services of an egg donor is about 2000 Euro. It includes standard charges:

vv_icomedical and psychological;

vv_icoexamination;

vv_icoexaminations aimed at identifying genetic or hereditary diseases;

vv_icomedicines;

vv_icocompensation payment to the donor.

Examinations, consultations and medical tests are completely free for the egg donors. We also compensate their travel expenses.

IVF with egg donation is a very effective, although quite expensive, treatment for infertility. On average, 60-65% of women who used this method, now have healthy children. In some cases the effectiveness of the IVF with donor eggs reaches 80%. Anyway, having a complete and happy family is worth choosing this costly procedure.

Documents necessary for egg donation

1. A contract between the clinic and the donor specifying the obligations of the parties and reflecting the donor’s conscious and voluntary participation in an egg donation program.
2. Written consent of the donor to the ovarian stimulation and puncture.
3. Written consent of the donor’s husband.
4. Questionnaire and medical record card of the egg donor.

A woman who wants to donate eggs must meet the requirements and pass through a full medical and psychological examination. The process of egg donation can take place only at specialized centers.

The VittoriaVita agency has its own database of donors, which is being constantly updated. We do medical, psychological, genetic and gynecological screening for our candidates. These examinations take place at one of the leading reproductive medical centers in Ukraine – “Rodynne Dzherelo”.