IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a process which is recommendable for the treatment of infertile couples and enhances the chances of fertility. In the process, the matured eggs are fertilized with the sperms. The process of IVF is done in professional laboratories. After that, the fertilized embryos are delivered in the uterus. The process of IVF can be performed either by using your egg and your partner sperm or with the help of donor egg or sperm.
Who needs the egg donation?
There are numerous situations in which women require the egg donor for the process of fertilization. Here is the list of reasons behind choosing the option of an egg donor.
- Premature ovarian failure.
- Women who have low reserve ovarian.
- Due to the congenital anomaly, few women are born without ovaries.
- Women who have post-cancer history. Due to the radiation or any ovarian surgery, their ovaries are infected.
- The reason for infertility is Age.
- Repeated IVF failure.
What are the conditions for an egg donor?
There are several conditions for the egg donor. If the donor can fulfil these conditions, then she can donate the egg. Here is a list of conditions.
- For the donation of eggs, age must be between 21-35 years of the donor.
- Blood testing includes STDs screening, HIV1 &2, HBsAg, HCV, blood group, and many more.
Where can be Egg Donors found?
You can discuss this with your doctor. They will give all the possible solutions related to the egg donor. Otherwise, you will have the following options.
- Egg Banks
- Egg Donor Agencies
- A friend or Family Member
Risk and side effects of this process:
The risk factor is almost the same in the case of the egg donor or the women who go through the process of IVF. However, in the egg donation process, the risk percentile is low. Moreover, the fertility drug has some risk and side effects. In addition to that, there is also the risk of developing OHSS to the donor. Somehow the donor may face psychological trauma. In the future, she regrets her decision about egg donation.
As per the report of the Center for disease control, 55.9% is the live birth rate for the donor egg IVF when the fresh embryo is transferred. In the case of the frozen embryo, the success rate is 40.2 percentile. In addition to it, the success rate of this process varies from clinic to clinic.