Embryo donation is a treatment available in IVF, it is used to help women who are unable to conceive with the help of donor eggs and donor sperm. Egg donors are aged between 20-28 to ensure that patients have an 85% chance of success for a pregnancy here with us at Hope IVF, we have a large donor pool and we are able to match a donor to prospective parents. Sperm donors are available from credible sperm banks.
There are a selected group of patients that require Donor Sperm and Eggs:
There are selected groups of women who may consider donating their eggs either anonymously or specifically to known friends or relatives. All potential egg donors are made aware of the selection criteria adopted by Cyprus Hope IVF. These include:
Sperm banks such as The European sperm Bank and Cryos International carry out extensive tests to ensure the quality of the sperm donors give.
A doctor will review the medical and family history and perform a general and internal examination. A full explanation of the treatment and procedures will be provided to the couple. There may be a need for the male partner to provide a sperm specimen for semen analysis.
Women over the age of 45 should be counselled about the welfare of the potential offspring as well as the risks of pregnancy and labour in older women. They also require an ECG and Health report to state they can carry a viable pregnancy with no harm to them or a potential baby.
Pregnancy and live birth rates following egg donation are significantly higher compared to that achieved with IVF using the woman’s own eggs. Success of pregnancy is over 85% in each treatment cycle. There are of course many factors that may affect success rates.