Under certain circumstances (eg young woman, tubal or male factor infertility), a couple may choose to donate their surplus oocytes to another couple unable to produce its own eggs.
The woman who will “share” her eggs will undergo a conventional IVF cycle, including ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval and embryo transfer. The surplus eggs will be given to the recipient, whose uterus will be prepared for embryo implantation with hormone therapy. This process results in a significant reduction of treatment costs.
Both parties are protected by Law 3305/2005.