Service Overview

Embryo donation is a procedure that enables embryos that were created by individuals undergoing fertility treatment to be transferred to other infertile patients to help them achieve a pregnancy.
Reasons to have embryo donation include untreatable infertility that involves both partners, untreatable infertility in a single woman or woman without a male partner, recurrent pregnancy loss thought to be related to embryonic factors, and genetic disorders affecting one or both partners.

Embryo donation is the transfer of a non-autologous embryo, which means that the person receiving the fertilized embryo isn’t connected to either the egg or sperm donor. It’s kind of like using a regular donor egg, except it’s already been fertilized—then frozen and thawed. The donated embryos typically come from a donor egg and donor sperm at Dr. Invitro.

When deciding if Embryo Donation is for you, it is important you have the right Doctor to guide you and carry out the right tests and evaluate your case as thoroughly as possible. When it is decided that Embryo Donation is the right treatment for you, preparation of the female is important with the right blood tests and scans just like the preparation for IVF treatment, and also finding the right donors is important.

Egg donors are aged between 20-27 years of age and they are screened for sexually transmitted diseases and also to make sure they are not genetic carriers of Thalassemia, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sickle Cell Anemia and also Karyotype to make sure this is normal. The donors undergo extensive psychological screening to make sure that they are prepared for the donation cycle.

Process

Embryo Recipient Screening

The intended parents seeking embryo donation have to undergo medical screening, which includes blood work and testing for STDs

Donor & Recipient Matching

In some cases, adopting and donating couples can participate in the matching process based on the information and criteria provided by both parties or anonymous.

Transfer of Ownership

Before any IVF procedures are performed, the donor couple transfers their ownership right to the embryos to the selected adoptive couple.

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