Just as there are blood donors and organs, there are women who donate their eggs voluntarily, altruistically and anonymously.
There are some circumstances in which a woman fails to produce mature eggs capable of being fertilized, one of them, and of common knowledge, is menopause reached between 40 and 50 years. Sometimes menopause occurs at younger ages, what is called premature ovarian failure, 30 years old women enter menopause and therefore, they could not bear children. There are other more dramatic cases such as the removal of the ovaries due to cancer, severe endometriosis, etc. These patients can only have children through the donation of eggs from other women.
Who donate eggs?
In the same way there are blood and organ donors, there are women who donate their eggs on a voluntary, altruistic and anonymous manner. Donors are healthy young women between 18 and 30 years old, who prior to the donation undergo a very thorough series of tests. These tests include: a study of their chromosomes (karyotype); analysis to detect sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, etc.; gynecological examination; a complete family history; and, a psychological study.
When do you need an egg donation?
The following are the cases in which a patient has to recur to egg donation:
1. Women with physiological or early menopause, known as premature ovarian failure.
2. Women who have become sterile after chemo-and radiotherapy.
3. Women who repeatedly produce poor quality eggs or do not respond to the administration of hormones, thus not producing mature eggs.
4. Women with repeated assisted reproduction treatment failures.
5. Women who carry a genetic disease that can not be diagnosed in the embryo.
6. Women over 42 years.
What steps must you follow?
The uterus of patients receiving embryos must be prepared for the embryos to implant; therefore, medication that basically reproduces the nesting phase of a normal menstrual cycle is administered. Once the patient is ready, an egg donor with physical characteristics similar to those of the patient is selected.
• Thanks to egg donation you can get pregnant even if you’re in menopause.
• In our reproduction center there is almost no waiting list for egg donation, as we have a large number of donors.
• A child born can not know the donor’s identity. Anonymity is absolute; it is recommended that children born using these techniques do not know the donor’s identity; likewise, the donor do not know the child’s identity.
• There is a limit of children born from each donor. It is limited to 4 the number of children born per donor.
• In order to undergo this technique the signing of an informed consent by the two members of the couple is legally required as well as a negative infectious serology, to ensure the good health of your child.
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