Egg donation

Egg donation allows thousands of women to become mothers, thanks to the selfless support of other young women who decide to voluntarily donate these cells to be used in Assisted Reproduction treatments.

What is egg donation?

Egg donation or oocyte donation is an altruistic process, in which young women of reproductive age decide to donate their eggs to help those who wish to have a baby to have that experience.

Women are born with a limited number of eggs, about 1 million, which they lose over time, regardless of whether their reproductive health is in optimal condition. By puberty, there are about 350,000 eggs left, and after 35 they begin to plummet until they are completely depleted at menopause.

Who benefits from egg donation?

Egg donation is an opportunity for all women who wish to become mothers, whether they have not yet been able to do so because their egg reserve is insufficient or for some other reason that compromises their ovarian production.

In general, women who require an egg donation usually have one of the following conditions:
Removal of ovaries.
Early menopause.
Premature ovarian failure.
Poor oocyte quality.
Cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Genetic abnormalities that they can pass on to their children.
Having undergone several cycles of In Vitro fertilization without success.

How does egg donation work?

The donor undergoes a series of treatments and tests to ensure that her eggs are in perfect condition and are suitable for transfer to the recipient:
Medical, psychological and Gynecological examination.
Blood tests for infectious diseases.
Karyotyping to rule out common hereditary diseases.
Donating eggs does not reduce the possibility of having children, as the donor undergoes ovarian stimulation treatment, which allows more eggs to mature than she would naturally produce. Subsequently, her eggs are frozen using a technique called cryopreservation.

Requirements for egg donation

  • Be between 18 and 32 years old.
  • Be in good physical and mental health.
  • Not having been adopted or being able to provide detailed information about your birth family's medical history.
  • No history of genetically transmitted diseases such as diabetes, epilepsy or high blood pressure.
  • Not suffer from or be a carrier of any sexually transmitted disease.
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 20 and 24.
  • No smoking or excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Do not use illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine.
  • No piercings or tattoos in the last 12 months.
  • Have optimal ovulatory function.
  • Opt for donation voluntarily and in full use of your mental faculties.

What is the process for receiving donated eggs?

  1. The donor's eggs are frozen using a cryopreservation (freezing) technique to preserve them in perfect condition until they are used.
  2. The eggs are fertilised with the partner's or a donor's sperm, and approximately 3 days later.
  3. When they reach the optimal moment, the embryos are transferred to the mother-to-be's uterus.

Help fulfill dreams, DonaVida

Egg donation is a fertility alternative that has allowed thousands of women to achieve their dream of becoming mothers. Assisted Reproduction has allowed thousands of women to achieve their dream of becoming mothers when used in conjunction with our various treatment plans that include several cycles of In Vitro fertilization.
Learn more about our multi-cycle plans and achieve your dream of having a baby.
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