Information for egg donors
Some women have only one chance to achieve pregnancy: via artificial fertilisation with donor eggs. Without help from the donor, they would never get the chance to give birth to a healthy child.
Some married couples cannot have their own child due to the low quality of the woman’s eggs or due to the presence of inborn genetic abnormalities. Women who have undergone oncological therapy also need donor eggs. Even your primary objective should be to help those who need your help and who could never have their own children without you.
The vast majority of women who donate their eggs do so in order to help infertile couples. The decision to donate eggs and thus help someone to have her own child is an act worthy of recognition. Our physicians and nurses treat the donors with great recognition, helping them also in other areas of health care.
There are no expenses associated with donation. On the contrary, our clinic fully compensates for the cooperation and time spent at the clinic in connection with the donation process.
In addition, you will receive information about your health condition and fertility free of charge (genetic tests, sexually transmitted disease tests).
Who can become a donor?
Not every young woman is a suitable egg donor. There are several conditions which need to be met to become a donor:
- Age from 18 to 32.
- Maximum BMI (Body Mass Index) of 29.
- Good health condition.
- Secondary education graduation.
- No genetic diseases.
- Negative tests for sexually transmitted diseases: AIDS (HIV), B and C type hepatitis, syphilis, or HTLV.
- Donor must not have severe mental defects.
- Donor must not use alcohol or drugs (including marijuana) on a regular basis.
- Donation candidate must meet the strict criteria determined by European directives.
Pursuant to the law, the egg donor must be a young healthy woman meeting the required parameters who decides solely voluntarily to donate her eggs.
Besides gynaecological and ultrasound examinations, the donor must also repeatedly pass tests for presence of sexually transmitted diseases and tests for the presence of habit-forming drugs in urine.
All donors also undergo a genetic examination for the presence of pathological mutations in the gene for cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy, and a karyotype examination that can reveal eventual abnormalities in the number of chromosomes.