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What is egg donation

What is
egg donation?

What is
egg donation

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What is egg donation process

Egg Donation is an anonymous transfer of gametal cells from one woman to another, who doesn’t have her own egg cells or they are not suitable for fertilization. As part of the in vitro fertilization program, the donation of healthy eggs, otherwise known as, oocytes - female sex cells at the time of their growth and maturation in the ovaries - is intended to help a childless woman to conceive a child. Any woman under 35, who is physically and mentally healthy and who has given birth to her own child can become an egg donor . The recipient may be older, but one should not forget that as the years pass, the chances of safely carrying a child for woman decline.

Egg donation can not be performed more often than 5 times a year, and during a lifetime, one can become a donor only up to 15 times.

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In which cases can donor eggs be used?

If the patient has problems with the functioning of the ovaries
The ripened cells do not have the necessary indicators for performance of an IVF
Stimulation of the ovaries leads to maturation of no more than two follicles
Contraindications to stimulation through hormonal drugs
Presence of hereditary deviations, which can be transmitted to the future child


Pros and cons of egg donation

Pros and cons of egg donation
You give life
You will become a real fairy godmother for someone by presenting them with a chance for the birth of a long-awaited baby
Additional income
For your help you will receive a guaranteed reward from 60 000 to 80 000 rubles
Free check up
Before the procedure, you will undergo a full medical examination, which is absolutely free for you
Syndrome of ovarian hyperstimulation (OSS)
can happen if the hormonal medications are administered improperly or their doses are exceeded.
Occurs in 1% of cases. When a large number of eggs get extracted, there is a necessity for several punctures of the ovary, which significantly increases the chance of bleeding.

In order to avoid consequences after egg donation, the procedure is not allowed to be done more than six times (these are WHO recommendations). Also, one should choose a good clinic with experienced specialists, since most complications are iatrogenic.

Donors should abide by all the medical recommendations before and after the procedure.

Throughout this period, the patient is advised not to leave the city where the procedure was performed, and at least once get examined by a doctor as well as make ultrasound. If the donor adheres to all the recommendations of the specialists, the consequences after the donation of the eggs will be minimal.

After the extractions of the eggs and before the end of the first menstruation, which begins after the procedure, it is recommended to immediately:

  • Refrain from taking a hot bath or going to a sauna
  • Limit exercise, do not swim in the pool, do not lift anything that is heavier than 2 kilograms
  • Do not drink alcohol, beverages that contain caffeine, smoke or eat spicy food
  • You can not have sex
  • It is forbidden to use enemas
  • It is advisable to drink a large amount of water - up to 3-4 liters per day

Information for egg donors

Before agreeing to a procedure, it is worthwhile to understand what requirements an egg donor should meet. The consequences for the donor, as well as for the recipient, will be minimal if the woman who transmits the genetic material has the following parameters:

  • Aged from 18 to 36 years;
  • Has her own healthy child;
  • In a state of health in which there are no infectious and viral diseases;
  • In complete mental health;
  • Average statistical data;
  • Absence of hereditary diseases in relatives;
  • Negative indicators in the study for the presence of diseases of the organs of the reproductive system.

How is the egg donation performed?

Egg donation is a standardized procedure that is carried out in several stages at NGC and other reproductive centers. It includes:

  • Stimulation of ovulation in the egg donor. In this case, several versions of protocols are possible, differing in the scheme of application of certain hormonal medications and duration. This stage includes necessary ultrasound monitoring of the maturation of the egg.
  • The introduction of the drug for triggering the ovulation. It induces the beginning of the characteristic changes in the mature follicles that precede the release of the eggs from the ovum.
  • Transvaginal puncture of the follicles, carried out under ultrasound in a day patient facility.
  • Selection of the eggs that are suitable for use, their cryopreservation or application in the IVF protocol with native donated eggs.

To donate eggs a woman does not necessarily need to be hospitalized.. But she does get assigned visits to a reproductive center on strictly defined days. This is necessary to carefully monitor the maturation of the egg cells and to do a timely puncture.

Below you will see a drawn example of the process and an explanation:
The donor submits an inquiry form
Ultrasound and blood test
Psychological testing
Stimulation of ovulation
Puncture of the follicles
Cryopreservation of eggs
Use of eggs in the native IVF / ICSI protocol

The legal aspects of egg donation

Egg donation can be carried out only in specialized and licensed medical institutions. The entire process is strictly regulated legally and technologically. The procedure of egg donation is carried out only when a specially written agreement (agreement) between a woman and the reproductive center is signed. The egg donor is preliminarily provided with all the necessary information, including information about the risks for her and the impossibility of further participation in the fate of the child.

In most cases, donation is done with complete anonymity. This excludes the possibility of further psychological and legal conflicts between the biological mother (the egg donor) of the child and his legal parents. Reproductive centers form so-called donor banks. At the same time at the Russian Federation, the possibility of non-anonymous donation is also legislated. The egg cells for a married couple in such a case is often provided by a relative or a close acquaintance.

Sometimes, the biomaterial of another patient, which has remained unclaimed is used as donor material. After a woman has successfully completed an IVF protocol, she can continue storing her cryopreserved eggs or transfer them to the oocytes bank. The prices for subsequent use of the services of the reproductive center, for her decreases. Of course, such egg cells are only used after a woman signs a written, voluntary informed consent for egg donation.


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Fedorenko Ilona

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Obstetrician, Fertility specialist

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