Donation is an act of generosity in which men and women voluntarily give up their gametes (eggs and sperm) to be used to help patients with infertility, who want above all to have a baby.
On average, 1 in 6 Mexican couples has some infertility condition and, for some of them, using donor gametes is the only option to start a family.
The donation of gametes is based on a confidential contract between the donors and the authorized center, therefore, both the data of the donors and the recipients and those of the children that could result from this procedure, remain under the strictest anonymity.
There are several reasons why someone may decide to become a gamete donor. For many donors, the main one is the satisfaction of helping another person with infertility suffer from realizing their dream of having a baby. Although the donation process requires commitment, knowing that their participation helped bring a highly desired child into the world is very rewarding for donors.
While sperm donation is a relatively simple process in which donors do not need any medical treatment, egg donation requires the donor to take medications that stimulate her egg production.
However, if it is carried out in a specialized center, the donation of gametes does not represent any risk to the health or fertility of the donors, who must be between 18 and 32 years old and be willing to begin various medical and psychological tests, as well as to a detailed survey about your background, lifestyle, and family medical history.
Recently, a team of researchers from the New Jersey Association for Reproductive Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson University studied a group of 75 donors and reported that they felt “happy and proud” one year after the donation.
The donation of gametes is based on a confidential contract between the donors and the authorized center, so both the data of the donors and the recipients and those of the children that could result from this procedure remain under the strictest anonymity.
For more information about the donation process, visit the sections: Requirements to be a Donor and Frequently Asked Questions about Donors.
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