Egg donation is the most effective treatment in the following cases:
- Failure to produce eggs (e.g. premature menopause)
- Poor ovarian response to ovarian stimulation with drugs
- Repeated IVF failures
Under such circumstances, the patient’s eggs are replaced by eggs from a young donor.
Until recently, these eggs came from donors who would undergo treatment simultaneously with the recipient.
However, the breakthrough of vitrification has allowed for the creation of oocyte “banks” thus improving the availability of oocytes for donation.
Experience and the results to date deem this method an excellent treatment option for some couples.
Greek Law (Ν 3305/2005) dictates the rules and procedures of egg donation.
Egg sharing among sub fertile couples
Some couples undergoing IVF treatment give their written consent to donate supernumery oocytes to other infertile couples.
Any supernumery good quality embryos may be cryopreserved.
About our donors
Every healthy woman < 35 years old with a healthy family history may, in theory, become an egg donor. All candidate donors provide a full account of their medical history, complete a genetic questionnaire and are then subject to extensive screening tests. According to Greek Law, donation must be anonymous and the recipient may not exceed the age of 50.