- Congenital or acquired absence of ovaries.
- Early menopause.
- Transmissible chromosomal disorders that cannot be prevented by PGD (Preimplantational Genetic Diagnosis).
- Lack of ovarian stimulation. Repetitive IVF failures.
- Repetitive miscarriages that cannot be prevented by PGD.
- Repetitive embryo implantation failure.
- Be betxeen 18 and 32 years of age.
- Be physically and mentally healthy.
- Not suffer from any genetic or sexually transmitted disease.
If you can and want to, it is very easy to helpThe first step is to make an appointment with the specialist, who will answer any questions that you may have and will give you detailed information about the whole process of oocyte donation. The mandatory requirements to be a donor are; be 18 and 32 years old, be physically and mentally healthy, do not suffer from any genetic or sexually transmitted disease. By asking a few questions, a complete anamnesis of the donor and her direct relatives will be performed. The process to choose the most appropriate donor includes also a series of tests; karyotype and a complete gynaecological examination.
What does egg donation consist of?It is an anonymous, altruistic and voluntary act in which a young woman undergoes an ovarian stimulation treatment to donate her ova (eggs) to another woman so that the recipient can achieve a pregnancy.
What are ova/eggs?An egg or oocyte is the female reproductive cell, which is released from the ovary after a growing and maturing process.
How many ova/eggs can a young woman have?In normal conditions, a young woman in her reproductive age (18-32) has a reserve of 200.000 to 300.000 ova (eggs). In every ovarian cycle (menstruation) an average of 100 to 200 ova are released but only 1 or 2 of them ripen. Thus, in a donation cycle, we “make use” of a few eggs that would degenerate and be lost any way.
Who can donate eggs?Donors must be between 18 and 32 years of age. After having been informed about the donation process, they must undergo a health selection control which includes physical, psychological and genetic tests to ensure that they fulfill all the legal requirements to be selected as donors.
Will I be able to have children in the future after donating my eggs?YES. Egg donation does not jeopardise the donor’s future fertility. In fact, in normal conditions, a young woman in her reproductive age (18-32) has a reserve of 200.000 to 300.000 ova (eggs). In every ovarian cycle (every 28 days) an average of 100 to 200 ova are released but only 1 or 2 of them ripen, the others deteriorate and are disposed of in the menstruation. Thus, in a donation cycle, we “make use” of a few eggs that would degenerate and be lost anyway without altering the donor’s total number of eggs or jeopardising her future fertility.
How can I become a donor?Make an appointment at Girexx and we will give you detailed information about the donation process. Before being accepted as a donor, a complete gynaecological examination must be performed together with a series of tests. These tests are free of charge.
How is the donation made?Here you will find all the necessary information to make a donation, step by step. If you need any further information, contact us.
Is it painful alter the extraction?Slight pain in the lower abdomen is totally normal after the egg extraction, that’s why moderate rest is recommended for 48 hours. The doctor can prescribe the use of painkillers if necessary. It is recommended to avoid sexual intercourse during this period and a gynaecological examination after the first menstruation, which will appear naturally after 13-14 days after the extraction.
Does the donor receive any economic compensation?YES.Spanish Law on assisted reproduction establishes that the donor will receive economic compensation for the inconveniences derived from the donation process.
Can I know the identity of the woman who is going to receive my oocytes (eggs)?NO. Egg donation is a totally anonymous process. The law explicitly prohibits the revealing of the identities of the people involved in an egg donation process. Thus, donors cannot know who the recipients are, nor the newborns. And these cannot know either, who the donor is.
Can I donate my eggs if I am using an IUD? And if I have got my tubes tied?YES, because the ovaries are still working properly and they are producing eggs adequately.orrectament i produint òvuls de forma adecuada.
Can I donate my eggs if I am taking the pill?YES, but you will have to stop taking it during the donation process. Once the process is finished and after having had your period, you will be able to start taking it again.
Can I have sexual intercourse during the egg donation process?It is recommendable to abstain from having sexual intercourse during the stimulation process and until the menstruation following the egg extraction (follicular puncture) as there is some risk of multiple pregnancy and ovarian torsion. However, after having your period, you can resume your normal sexual activity.
How many times can I donate my eggs?The Spanish Law on assisted reproduction establishes that the maximum number of children born in Spain using the eggs from the same donor is 6, including the donor’s own children.