embryo donation

Thanks to our sophisticated donor eggs program, one of the biggest in Europe, we have a unique opportunity to also offer treatment with donor embryos.

Embryo donation is a form of third party reproduction. It is defined as the giving—generally without compensation—of embryos remaining after one couple's in vitro fertilisation to either another person or couple for implantation or to research.

Fertility Expert Dr. Tolga TUNA says "Unfortunately, for many women who have healthy eggs, their only option for pregnancy is with egg donation, this proposed method is a procedure for couples of which the woman could not get pregnant with her own eggs due to the male having been diagnosed by a designated reason that they can only have a child with sperm donation. 

In this operation, the sperm obtained from sperm bank [ which has seen and completed the obligatory screen tests of the couple’s physical characteristics and has been approved] will be processed and acquired embryo transferred into woman. 

Egg and sperm taken from another person or sperm banks, will be fertilized, developed and transferred into expectant mother. For this process, suitable donors are selected in the same way as egg and sperm transfer.

The first step to Embryo Donation, is an informative interview about medical reasons, details of the procedure, law and the process should be realized as in other donation applications. If couples decide on embryo donation after this interview, an evaluation of recipient couple will be done.

After screening tests are realized for recipient female till embryo transfer process, medication is to be used for the female in preparation stage and ultrasound observations will be realized. Date of embryo transfer will be determined in accordance with medical observations of recipient, and will be notified to recipient couple. With embryo transfer, even if the baby genetically will not belong to the couple, female can feel a pregnancy emotion and offers the nicest feeling of giving a birth and breastfeeding a baby that every woman will desire.

Who would be suitable for embryo donation?

- If the couple has fertility problems.

Embryo Donation for Woman

  • having an uterus but going through premature menopause,
  • in menopause,
  • her eggs were taken due to any reason,
  • her egg activity is lost due to radiotherapy or chemotherapy,
  • less egg count and poor egg quality,
  • frequently having miscarriage,
  • has a genetic disease and has the risk to infect this disease to the baby,

Embryo Donation for Man

Applied to men who do not have a sperm in his semen (azoospermic). Before embryo donation, there are other options to be done for men having this situation. These are;

  • – PESA (searching sperm within scrotum by a thin needle)
  • – PTSA (searching sperm from a particle obtained from various parts of testicle)
  • – TESE (searching sperm from various parts of testicle with open surgery)

Sperm can be found in approximately 60 percent of patients. If any sperm could not be found, embryo donation will be applied for men having this situation.

Couples having genetic disease and risk of infecting the baby:

Couples having diseases such as;

  • ” Huntington’s chorea
  • ” Haemophilia
  • ” Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy
  • ” Couples having repetitive miscarriages related to chromosomal abnormalities can apply for embryo donation

*Important Note:

Embryo adoption allows the family with remaining embryos to select a recipient family for their embryo gift. That family could be you. The adopting family is able to use the donated embryos to achieve a pregnancy ...

Couples who donate embryos have typically gone through an in vitro fertilization (IVF) process for their own infertility. They designated that any viable embryos that are not placed into the uterus of the female partner should then be frozen and made available to other infertile couples through IVF embryo transfer.

Maybe you simply have a heart to help some of the 600,000+ embryos in frozen storage find a loving home. Embryo donation and adoption is a proven successful process allowing families with remaining embryos to donate them to another family desiring to experience pregnancy and childbirth.
JANUARY 2017:A diagnosis of DOR is by no means the end of a woman's ability to conceive with her own eggs. With the right treatment approach, many women with DOR, even those over 40, can go on to have safe, successful pregnancies.

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