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What is Egg Donation ?

Egg donation is a process where eggs of a healthy young woman [ egg donor ] are fertilized with the sperms from the patient's husband and the resulting embryos are transferred in to the patient’s uterus.

Given below are some questions for which you will find answers on the coming pages

  1. Who needs egg donation ?
  2. Screening of egg donors and cycle synchronization.
  3. Treatment of recipients.
  4. Legal aspects.
  • Consent forms
  • Information on egg donors
  • Govt. of India guidelines

Who needs Egg Donation ?

Egg donation has proven to be an exceptionally successful treatment option for :

  • Postmenopausal women.
  • Women with premature ovarian failure.
  • Women with compromised egg or embryo quality.
  • Women whose ovaries respond poorly to fertility medications.
  • Women who have had multiple IVF cycles and failed to achieve a pregnancy.
  • Women who have a genetically transmissible diseases.

Egg quality diminishes over age 35 and significantly declines over the age of 38, yielding a low chance of successful pregnancy in an otherwise healthy woman capable of carrying a pregnancy. Egg donation allows a couple to experience a significant increase in their rate of pregnancy with ability to experience pregnancy and delivery.

Who Are The Egg Donors?

Most IVF programs that use egg donors tend to use healthy, bright, responsible people. Potential donors are carefully screened for medical problems. Most donors have been pregnant before, and are young and healthy. Generally, donors are compensated for all that they go through - the ultrasound exams, blood tests, and egg retrieval.

About Egg Donors

Egg donors answer a detailed questionnaire about their background, medical, family and personal history. They are then seen by a Doctor and under go a thorough physical examination with a reproductive endocrinologist and a blood test.

The physical examination will include a pelvic exam and Blood test. At this visit we will also draw blood to screen for infectious diseases and to test reproductive hormone levels.

Cycle Synchronization And Egg Retrieval

Once a donor is selected, the egg donor and the recipient are put on birth control pills for a few weeks. Egg production is then stimulated by a stimulation regimen depending on the donor. The donor visits PULSE for monitoring response with ultrasound and blood tests, if needed. At the end of the two-week monitoring period, we will retrieve the eggs. Egg retrieval is performed through the vagina using a light general anesthetic given intravenously, or administered through a vein.



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