Egg Donation

Most people want to become parents one day, and almost everyone will be able to have the children they dream of, but for thousands of people their only chance of having a baby of their own, lies with donated eggs. This assisted reproduction treatment, which consists of IVF with donor eggs, offers women who, for differing reasons, cannot make their dream of having a baby come true.

Egg Donation

Most people want to become parents one day, and almost everyone will be able to have the children they dream of, but for thousands of people their only chance of having a baby of their own, lies with donated eggs. This assisted reproduction treatment, which consists of IVF with donor eggs, offers women who, for differing reasons, cannot make their dream of having a baby come true.
Consulta de ovodonación

What is Egg Donation?

In what cases is it indicated?

Egg donation can be performed with a sperm sample from a donor or the partner. This treatment is recommended for:

  • Patients of advanced maternal age.
  • Women with ovarian failure (due to menopause or else), or early menopause (under the age of 45).
  • Women who cannot use their own oocytes due to poor quality.
  • Women who cannot use their own oocytes due to hereditary diseases that cannot be detected.
  • Women whose ovaries are inaccessible for procuring oocytes or after ovarian surgery.
  • Women after repeated failed in vitro fertilisation cycles.
  • Women who suffered repeated miscarriages.

Success rates

RESULTS

In 26 years, the IVI Group has helped more than 160,000 dreams come true.

CARE

97% of our patients said they would recommend IVI. We work with you at every stage of the treatment, providing support and care.

TECHNOLOGY

IVI has a worldwide reputation for innovative research and has developed and patented pioneering techniques and technologies.

EXPERTISE

IVI is one of the largest fertility providers in the world, with over 70 clinics in 13 countries.

Egg donation at IVI

There are two ways to access this treatment at IVI. Our specialists can advise you on the different modalities to find the one that best suits your preferences and needs:


In the UK, assisted reproduction is regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, which specifies that all donations are compulsorily non-anonymous and altruistic. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 35, fit and healthy, and have no history in the family of inherited diseases or genetic disorders.

Under UK law, egg donors have no legal rights or responsibilities for children born as a result of their donation. Women who wish to receive donor eggs have counselling about the desirability of telling their child about their genetic origins, but there is no legal obligation to do so.

As provided by law, some donor’s non-identifiable information (height, eye colour, hair colour, year and country of birth, marital status, etc.) will be available to the parent at the time of the donation and to any children conceived with such donation when they turn 16. At 18, the child (and not the parents) can access the donor’s full identity and contact details. They may contact the donor if they wish, but this doesn’t change the legal status of the donor.

Most of our patients want to know as much as possible about their donor, so we make sure our donor profiles are as detailed as possible, including how they describe themselves, how their friends see them, what their hobbies are, etc. In addition, many of our donors write a goodwill message for any children born from their donation – which can also be read by the parents.

Donor from egg bank

As a patient, you can choose to use donated eggs from our egg bank. These gametes have been donated by women who meet HFEA requirements, as the regulatory agency for assisted reproduction in the United Kingdom.

Known donor

A patient may choose to use an oocyte donated from a relative or another known person. There are of course restrictions on mixing the eggs and sperm of close family members such as brother and sister (including half brothers and sisters) or uncles and nieces. In any case, the donor must meet the donation criteria established by the HFEA and counselling will be necessary to ensure that both parties understand the implications of the process.


Law 14/2006 on assisted human reproduction techniques regulates egg donation in Spain and establishes that it is compulsorily anonymous, meaning there can be no links or contact between donor and recipient and they can only know very basic data such as the complexion, height, eye colour, etc. of the donor. Spanish donors must be between 18 and 35 years of age, they must be healthy and have no family history of genetic diseases. In addition, the legal framework guarantees that all donations are voluntary and altruistic, thus avoiding any lucrative or commercial motivation.

To learn more about donation in Spain and the donor allocation process, you can visit our international website.

Procedure

First consultation

On the first visit, our specialists will analyse your case, in order to be able to recommend the treatment that best suits your situation. For this, reports of any previous reproduction treatment will be reviewed, if any, and a gynaecological study of the patient will be carried out, as well as an analysis of the semen sample, in the case of a heterosexual couple. During this visit, you can discuss the different treatment options with our specialists, depending on whether you prefer an anonymous or non-anonymous donation.

Second visit

Donor matching

Probeta para donación de ovocitos

Pharmacological treatment

Preparation of the semen

Fertilisation and embryo culture

Transfer

Pregnancy test

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