What is egg donation

donating eggs in Russia

In many European countries the use of donor eggs is either directly prohibited or has significant restrictions, which greatly reduces the possibilities for effective infertility therapy. Most European "donor" programs are implemented in Spain, where the law allows it. Russia is one of the few countries where the right of every woman to maternity through donor programs is protected by law, regardless of her marital status, or the presence/absence of a partner. In Art. 35 of the Basics of the law of the Russian Federation, on the protection of the citizens health ,it is said: "Every adult woman of childbearing age has the right to artificial insemination and implantation of an embryo." Artificial insemination of a woman and implantation of an embryo are carried out in institutions that are licensed for medical activity, with the written consent of a single woman. Information about the artificial insemination and the embryo implantation, as well as the information about the donor's personality, is a medical secret.

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What is egg donation process

The marital status in the implementation of the reproductive programs with the help of ART in Russia , does not matter.That is because in the implementation of the reproductive program ,a woman can act as the sole patient, having solved the “paternity” issue later, at her own discretion. The only restriction is the age - a woman must be of age, i.e. Not younger than 18 years and of "childbearing" age. Obviously, by “ childbearing age”, the legislator means the age in which it is physically possible to bear and give birth to a child. Thanks to the latest achievements of ART, when very old women have become mothers, this limitation in Russia is very conditional. While in a number of Western countries , there is a maximum age, after which women can no longer use the services of reproductologists.

Foreign citizens from other countries have the same rights as the Russian citizens, when it comes to implementing their reproductive programs with the participation of donors.

Sex cell donors who provide their gametes (sperm, egg cells) to others to help them overcome infertility , can not have any parental rights or bear parental responsibilities in relation to the future child. Any kind of donor program requires written informed consent from all parties involved in the program.To carry out the superovulation and puncture of the ovaries the egg donor has to sign a written and informed consent. Donation can be anonymous in which case the future parents are given only a short anthropometric and phenotypic description of the donor from the clinic's databank.It can also be individual, which is when the parents bring to the clinic a donor that they have chosen themselves.

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Egg and sperm donation laws

Donors of egg cells can be:

Non-anonymous relatives or a friend of the woman.
Anonymous donors from the clinic's databank.

Requirements and laws for donors of egg cells:

Egg donors can be women


  • Aged from 20 to 35 years;
  • That have their own healthy child;
  • Do not have pronounced phenotypic manifestations;
  • Somatic health

Requirements and laws for sperm donors:

Sperm donors have to be the men


  • Aged from 18 to 35 years;
  • physically and mentally healthy;
  • who underwent a medical genetic examination;
  • Somatic health

Sperm donors can be either non-anonymous or anonymous donors.

Indications for IVF using donor sperm are:

The ineffectiveness of the IVF program (ICSI) using the sperm of a husband (partner).
The absence of a sexual partner in a woman.
Azoospermia in the husband (partner).
Hereditary diseases in the husband (partner).

Indications for IVF with donor egg cells are:

Absence of own egg cells due to natural menopause, syndrome of premature ovarian exhaustion, condition after ovariectomy, radio or chemotherapy, and developmental abnormalities (gonadal dysgenesis, Turner syndrome, etc.).
Functional inferiority of egg cells in women with hereditary sex-linked diseases (haemophilia, Duchenne's myodystrophy, X-linked ichthyosis,Charcot-Marie-Trusso’s peroneal myotrophia , etc.).
Unsuccessful repeated IVF attempts with insufficient ovarian response to induction of superovulation, repeated reception of poor quality embryos, the transfer of which did not lead to pregnancy.



Also clearly defined are the legal aspects regarding non-recipients, and donors. Donors that provide their spermatozoa or egg cells do not have any parental rights in relation to the child born. In order to consolidate the donor's consent to participate in the donor program, a egg donation contract is concluded in which the parties are informed of their rights and obligations. The donor confirms in writing the consent to the retrieval of his/her biomaterial as well as that he/she is informed of the upcoming procedures, their impact on the body and the possible consequences. This is especially important for donors of egg cells: puncture is performed under anesthesia, and the superovulation procedure itself can be accompanied by the development of the Ovarian

Hyper Stimulation syndrome

The law allows the future parents to choose a donor on their own, or use an anonymous donor from the cryobank. Information about the donor is not provided to the patient by the clinic, with the exception of information from the donor bank relating to the phenotype, habits and hobbies, voice recordings, an intellectual development test (essay on a given topic).

Contraindications for IVF with the use of donor egg cells

  • Somatic and mental diseases, which are contraindications for the bearing of pregnancy and childbirth;
  • Congenital malformations or acquired deformities of the uterine cavity, due to which embryo implantation or pregnancy can not be performed;
  • Ovarian tumors;
  • Benign tumors of the uterus that require surgical treatment;
  • Acute inflammatory diseases of any localization;
  • Malignant neoplasms of any localization, including in the anamnesis.


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