Embryo donation is a procedure of third party reproduction. It is well-defined as giving usually without compensation of embryos remaining after one couple’s IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) to either another couple for implantation. Where it is given for the purpose of implantation, the donation is followed by the placement of those embryos into the recipient woman’s uterus to facilitate pregnancy and childbirth in the recipient. The resulting child is considered the child of the woman who carries it and gives birth, and not the child of the donor. This is the same principle as is followed in egg donation or sperm donation. Most often, the embryos are donated after the woman for whom they were originally created has successfully carried one or more pregnancies to term.
For fertility treatments, egg donation has now become an important fragment. Since the time it was introduced, many couples have overcome the infertility problems and have a successful pregnancy and childbirth. In the infertile situations, the couple can opt for donated eggs by which they can become pregnant without any risk involved. Mostly, the chances of pregnancy are higher if the couple opts for the donated eggs. It is because the donors tend to be younger and more fertile.
Once the donor is selected for a recipient couple, the egg donation process starts and the process begins based on the menstrual cycle of the donor.
Embryo donation is intended for couples where both partners have some fertility issue leading to hopelessness to use partners’ own oocytes or sperm. The answer for such a couple is to use embryos developed from donated sperm & donated oocytes.
These tests will need to be done prior to the start of your cycle.
- Blood type
- Drug Use
Our continuing aim with egg donation is to continuously increase the success rate of our egg donation program and in similar to reduce the number of multiple pregnancies.