This treatment is suitable for patients who, for different reasons, do not have oocytes that can produce a healthy embryo which grows and develops properly. The treatment involves In Vitro Fertilisation with the donor’s ova and the male’s sperm and then the embryos are transferred to the recipient.
This technique is suitable for older women, those with occult ovarian failure, genetic disorders, recurrent miscarriages, menopause…
Before the procedure starts, the patient has to be interviewed so as to compile her medical report and carry out the necessary medical examinations or tests to ensure the success of the transfer. The recipient is administered hormone treatment to get her uterus ready to receive the embryos. There has to be a lot of coordination between the donor and the recipient so that the best results possible are obtained.
It is not a painful process and the recipient doesn’t have to wait very long as our donation programme guarantees a transfer within 3-4 weeks from uterine preparation.
The ova donor remains anonymous, this is legally required and both parties have to give their written consent to take part. The donors must be of legal age, they must be young and healthy women, who do not have any genetic disorders, who want to help other women be mothers. The choice of donor depends on their blood type and the physical characteristics of the recipient couple.
Currently this technique has a 90% pregnancy success rate with three cycles transferring two embryos; only 15% of such result in multiple pregnancies. This technique gets the best results per cycle as the embryos seem to have more implantation potential due to the donor’s age.