Ovum donation is used as a last resort, in couples who wish to have a child, but could not achieve pregnancy with their own eggs, or in cases in which the woman is a carrier of a genetic disease that can be transmitted to the offspring. The procedure is done by In Vitro Fertilization, replacing the own ovule with a donated ovule.
Egg donors are women, usually between the ages of 21 and 35, who are willing to give their eggs to a recipient voluntarily and completely anonymously.
The recipient undergoes special treatment to prepare the endometrium to receive the embryos at the indicated time.
DONOR SELECTION PROCESS
Careful physical examination.
Mental health assessment and a complete gynecological and genetic evaluation.
Complete panel of laboratories that rule out infections (HIV, hepatitis B and C, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis).
When selecting the ideal donor for each couple, the following is taken into account:
Ethnic origin, physical characteristics and blood group, similar characteristics of the couple.
— SUCCESS RATES —-
The gestation rate through this technique of oocyte donation, reaches up to 70% per cycle, depending on the characteristics of the recipient.