Oocyte donation (eggs) is a technology that involves the use of eggs of an outside woman in an IVF act.
Donation is used when it is impossible to obtain high-quality oocytes, patients or oocytes cannot be used because of medical evidence, repeated unsuccessful IVF attempts. An egg donor voluntarily agrees to provide her own oocytes to another woman. An obligatory condition for participation in the program of donation of oocytes is the mutual agreement of all parties and legal arrangements of the relevant documents.
Egg donor search
How to find an egg donor ? The most effective way is to contact a specialized agency that is engaged in the search and selection of egg donor. These agencies have extensive databases of egg donors, based on patient requirements and preferences. The selection of an egg donor is an important process, since the health and appearance of the unborn child depend on the quality of the oocytes.
The VittoriaVita agency has created the most extensive database of donors in Ukraine, which contains such information:
(photo, weight, figure)
All donors are healthy women with no bad habits of contraindications to egg donation. The base is constantly updated, all girls undergo detailed medicogenetic investigation .
What are the requirements to egg donor?
The following requirements are claimed to the egg donor:
- The age of the egg donor is from 18 to 30 years (may vary by other agencies)
- willingness to take the necessary drugs according to set schedule
- healthy lifestyle, no bad habits
- lack of mental illness
- lack of stimulation in the last 4 months
- native healthy child
Each egg donor undergoes a detailed medicogenetic examination, in which doctors:
- eliminate genetic risks
- study hormonal balance
- check for infections in the body
Process of IVF with egg donation
After a detailed diagnosis, cycles are synchronized.
Then an individual stimulation act is developed and conducted ovary to the donor. Further stages are the same as in the standard IVF program, only all manipulations are carried out with the egg donor, but not the future mother:
- extraction of eggs
- artificial insemination
- embryo cultivation
- transferable quality embryos in the future mother’s womb
- administration of supporting hormonal drugs
- pregnancy test
Then an individual ovarian stimulation actl for the donor is developed and conducted. Further stages are the same as in the standard IVF program, only all manipulations are carried out with the egg donor, and not the expectant mother: