Donor egg cell

One of the causes of female infertility is the inability of the ovaries to produce full-fledged mature eggs, in such cases it is impossible to become pregnant naturally and then a bank of donor eggs is needed. Sperm banks are widely distributed throughout the world, as donor sperm is often used for artificial insemination. Donor eggs are used less frequently, and obtaining them is a much more complicated procedure.

The indications for the use of donor eggs are: fading or dysfunction of the ovaries, which prevent the development of normal oocytes, as well as the risk of transmission of hereditary diseases from the mother. Learn more about this at In such cases, the reproductive doctor recommends the couple to use the IVF cycle with a donor egg to fertilize the husband’s sperm and then place it in the patient’s womb or surrogate mother. In the “Woman’s Health” clinic, along with the sperm bank, there is a donor oocyte bank, which can be used by any of our patients. At the request of the couple, a relative or girlfriend can become an egg donor, but in this case they must undergo a medical examination. Healthy women aged 20 to 35 years old with healthy children are considered the ideal donor.

Receiving eggs from a donor is a rather complicated procedure, which takes about one month. First of all, the candidate is carefully examined, checked for the presence of hereditary diseases, make up a detailed description so that future parents can choose a donor according to nationality, hair and eye color, blood type and other important parameters. The tested donors undergo a course of hormonal ovarian hyperstimulation, and when the oocytes have matured (usually there are several), under the control of ultrasound, oocytes are taken from the ovaries and frozen.