Donor programs

If one of the partners unable to use own gametes, this is no reason to abandon the hope. Even in this case, you have the chance to become parents! Our clinic offers special donations services designed specifically for patients using egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, or surrogacy treatment options. About 40% of the IVF cycle procedures in the clinic performed using the donations treatment option.

 
 
 
 

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Donor Eggs

Egg donation program involves a woman voluntarily donating her germ cells for use in fertility treatment.

Considering the fact that about 400,000 oocytes mature in the ovaries of a healthy woman, and in total no more than 400 of them reach maturity, in fact, a donor woman gives the opportunity to use some of the eggs that she would not be able to use anyway.

What cases can egg donation treatment help?

  • absence of eggs due to premature menopause or medical disorders;
  • when there are genetic abnormalities in which the eggs are not capable of conceiving healthy children due to chromosomal disorders;
  • if woman does not have ovaries. 

Who can be an egg donor?

Potential egg donors should be aged between 18 to 36, with no medical or genetic conditions, be a mother who gave a birth to a child.

Requirements:

  • satisfactory physical condition and mental health;
  • absence of contraindications to be an  egg donor;
  • absence of hereditary diseases and bad habits;

The Egg donation process

Step 1

Menstrual cycles of both recipient and donor are synchronized by use of pharmacological therapy, which allows easily and effectively regulate the cycle.

Step 2

Specialists of the clinic “Victoria” will conduct blood/ultrasound monitoring to determine when to collect the eggs.

Step 3

Ultrasound controlled procedure of the egg collection is performed.

Using Donor Eggs

After the collection of eggs, an in vitro fertilization procedure is performed. Donated eggs are fertilized with the sperm of the future father and cultured in special laboratory conditions. The resulting embryos are transferred into the uterus of the recipient woman. If implantation is successful, these embryos continue to develop. Usually one or two embryos are transferred, and if the procedure goes well, pregnancy develops.

In case of problems on the part of the husband (for example, insufficient sperm count), intraplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is often used. It consists in a precise operation, the introduction of one sperm into the egg under a microscope using special tools. After fertilization, the embryo, as in the previous case, is implanted into the uterus of the recipient woman.

Consent to participate in the donation program is made in written form. All information about the oocyte donor is anonymous. The exception is when the donor is a relative.

Donor sperm.
Sperm donation can be used if:

  • spouse or male partner in the relationship has no sperm of his own. 
  • the male partner in the relationship carries a serious genetic or infectious disease;
  • a woman is single.

Criteria for sperm donors

A sperm donor can be a healthy man under the age of 40, if he has his own healthy child. Sperm donors undergo a special selection, which includes genetic testing. The state of their health is under medical control.

Mandatory requirements:

satisfactory physical and mental health;

• absence of hereditary diseases and bad habits;

• presence of normal indicators of sperm quality.

For in vitro fertilization, only pre-frozen and thawed (cryopreserved) donor sperm are used. Donor sperm is used six months after the donor's repeated medical tests.

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