Who can become an egg donor?
A woman who has voluntarily agreed to donate her own eggs for infertile couples. Moreover there are certain requirements related to age. The donation process involves a comprehensive medical examination to assess the health status of a potential candidate. If all egg donor requirements are met, you need to apply on the website of the VittoriaVita agency.
In the reproductive health clinic, the requirements for egg donors are following:
Age between 19 and 30 years old.
Age indicators are of great importance, especially for the egg donor’ safety, so that after the procedure the possibility of oocyte recovery and own pregnancy still remains.
The birth of a healthy baby.
It indicates that the egg cells are in good condition and are able to give offspring.
Absence of genetic diseases and bad habits
that can lead to fetal developmental anomalies.
no contraindications to donation.
No lactation during the last 3 cycles
You can only apply after you have weaned your baby.
the absence of pronounced phenotypic manifestations.
Body Mass Index between 17 and 25 (BMI=Weight (kg)/Height (m2)
Certain weight requirements for the egg donor are necessary to ensure the safety and health of the woman.
A large list of requirements for egg donation allows not only obtaining high quality eggs, but also guaranteeing the safety of all procedures, minimizing the risk of complications for the donor after the procedure
Other Additional Examinations for an Egg Donor
In addition to the requirements for donors above, some mandatory examinations are required:
Comprehensive psychological and medical examination of egg donors.
Injecting or taking medication to prepare oocytes for retrieval.
Carrying out the procedure on an outpatient basis.
Exclusion for a certain period of alcohol consumption, sexual intercourse.
When participating in the program, it is required to strictly comply with medical prescriptions in order to exclude physical activity on the days before which the oocyte retrieval is planned.
Who and why cannot be an egg donor?
Careful and accurate selection of an egg donor and examinations make it possible to eliminate health risks for a woman who donates oocytes and those who plan to use the biological material for conception. Women who are underweight, overweight, short, or inappropriate for age are not eligible to participate in the program. A comprehensive examination of egg donors makes it possible to receive oocytes of high quality without harm to a woman’s health. If AIDS, HIV, genetic disorders are detected during diagnostics, donors are automatically disqualified.