Who is an egg donor?

To new reproductive methods, people often disbelieve and perceive help to infertile couples, as something unnatural. Eco, surrogate motherhood, “transplant” of reproductive cells – all this is perceived by the society in hostility. The main reason for this attitude is that many do not know the essence of these medical technologies. Today, consider the definition of an egg donor and the features of the program as a whole.

We begin with the answer to the question, who is an egg donor? This is a woman who agrees to transfer the cells to the recipient, that is, to a woman who for many reasons can not conceive a child. At the same time, both sides observe complete anonymity. As a participant in the program, a relative or friend of a infertile couple may act.

In most cases, the candidate for donation is selected according to the blood group and the Rhesus factor, by external similarity, and also by the desired characteristics on the part of the customers. Of course, a participant should not have any genetic or current health problems. Using an egg donor requires mandatory tests and examinations.

Not every woman can offer her genetic material. According to the VittoriaVita center, a potential egg donor in Ukraine should meet the following parameters:

  • age from 20 to 30 years
  • absence of genetic diseases
  • negative tests for infectional diseases
  • normal mental health
  • should have own child
  • nice appearance and no defects

In addition, the potential participant should not have bad habits,  proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

What is the process of donation?

We figured out what  is the egg donor meaning, now we want to pay attention to the process itself. Everything begins with an initial consultation in the clinic, it is better to do it at the beginning of the menstrual cycle. Then donor follows the long process of taking the tests and all the necessary examinations. The obligatory clause of the plan to help the infertile couple is the synchronization of donor and recipient cycles.

To ensure that in the body of a woman  there are matured several full-grown eggs, hormonal stimulation takes place. At this stage, it is necessary to take all the medications prescribed by  the Doctor and follow the recommendations. The last step is the removal of oocytes from the ovaries, which occurs under anesthesia. Next comes the fertilization of the material with the husband’s semen, after which the embryos are transferred to the uterus of the recipient.