Donor Eggs

Donor Eggs
Many women suffering from poor egg quality have found a path to motherhood through donor eggs. Even for menopausal women, the uterus can be made healthy and childbearing through hormonal preparation and donor egg IVF provides a high chance of successful pregnancy.

Who Needs Donor Egg IVF?

  • Low/Poor Ovarian reserve
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Chemotherapy or Surgical menopause.
  • Woman born without ovaries.
  • Repeated IVF Failure
  • Women with autosomal recessive disorder

Success Rate of Egg Donor IVF:

Donor egg IVF success rate is about 60% per single attempt, and up to 90% in 3 attempts.

Donor Egg Sources and Profile:

  • Quality egg donors are sourced from ART banks.
  • They range from middle class background or could be college educated.
  • All the necessary blood screening tests including HIV and Thalassemia profile is done. Only after stringent screening, the egg donors are selected.
  • The egg donor’s profile is shared if you so desire.
  • All eggs from a single donor can be provided exclusively to intending parents. While shared egg donation lowers the cost, but it does not allow for a frozen cycle if the first cycle is unsuccessful.

Matching of Egg Donor:

The prospective donor is selected by matching key physical characteristics like height, weight, skin color, eye and hair color. The attempt is to make the child look as similar as possible to the prospective parents. Yet one must accept that even brothers and sisters of the same family may look very different even when born biologically to the same set of genetic parents, hence IVF might not always provide a familiar looking child either. We have donors from all parts of the country to help match the physical profile of each couple that comes to us.

Egg Donor Process:

  • The process begins by stimulating the donor with Gonadotropin injection for about 10-12 days, followed by the retrieval of the egg.
  • The process if begun only once screening processes like blood tests and ultrasounds of the recipient are normal. If any abnormality like fibroid etc. is detected, it is treated before proceeding with IVF.
  • Estrogen tablets or Lupron and Estrogen tablets are administered recipient to prepare the recipient. This preparation may take anywhere between 2 – 6 weeks, depending upon the selected protocol.
  • The husband’s sperm sample is collected on the day of the egg retrieval. The egg and the sperms are then fertilized in the lab and the embryos are transferred to the recipient’s uterus a few days later.

Estimated Time Required:

The treatment is usually begun one month before your estimated month of IVF cycle and is matched with the donor’s cycle along with preparation of your endometrium. The preparation of the endometrium may take between 2 to 6 weeks. If medications are collected from us in advance, your stay can be reduced from one month to 7 to 10 days, which is roughly the time of the embryo transfer.

Number of visits and Hospitalization:

The total number of required visits varies from 3 – 6, without any overnight hospitalization. Embryo transfer is a day care procedure, and the husband is required to visit on the day of the egg pick up. The alternative of freezing sperms beforehand is also an option.

How have the Donor Practices changed after the ART Act in 2021/22 ?

  • Age of egg donor – 23 to 35 years
  • Age of semen donor – 21 to 55 years
  • Donor must be ever-married and should have at least 3 years old child
  • Known donor egg can be used
  • One donor can donate only once in life time
  • Sharing of donor eggs or sperm cannot be done
  • Overstimulation of egg donor cannot be done
  • ART bank has to provide all necessary information in respect of a sperm or oocyte donor including the name & Aadhaar number
  • Donor insurance of egg donor must be taken for a period of 12 months from an insurance company or an agent recognized by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority established under the provisions of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999
  • Intending couple will sign a legal affidavit for donor egg IVF

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