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Egg donation is one of the most commonly recommended and utilized Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) which has become widely accepted all over India and different other parts of the world. Egg donation is the process where eggs are donated from the donor to the infertile female partner. This helps couples to build a healthy family. Infertility is a common issue which has touched or affected many of the blessed couples turning their lives into sorrows. Infertility or sterility can occur due to several causes that may include your lifestyle, addiction of any drugs, drinking or smoking habit, excess workout, overweight, and underweight. According to the latest data of infertility, it is known that one out of ten couples have been affected by this condition. To further surprise, it is found that one out of four women wishes for having a baby and find it difficult to conceive due to several issues. As per a WHO evaluation which revealed DHS data, it was mentioned that more than 186 million married women find difficulty in conceiving with success. Even if you are in the circle of infertility group and not able to become a parent, then you don't have to carry any kind of sorrows and grudges in your life. This is because many of the infertility treatments, and methods have been introduced by the ART specialists’ clinics and hospitals.
ART is the combination of latest and advanced fertility treatments, which untangles and treats any fertility issues of couples. One of the leading and top range methods associated with infertility medicine is that of Egg Donation. Egg donation also forms one of the important parts of the third-party reproduction where sperm donation and embryo donation are the other types. Ela helps in finding egg contributors from India and abroad countries as well. The choice of the infertile couples is taken into consideration at the time of the finalizing about choosing one particular egg donor for their respective infertility treatment. Proper verification of the donor profiles is maintained to make sure that patients receive timely verification. Interested individuals or couples can get a complete rundown of currently accessible givers to choose one for you. Fundamentally, the patient is allowed to communicate with us via different modes of communication including email, calls, and online chat modes. Donor sperm and ‘richness medications’ utilizing benefactor sperm might be acquired at a sperm bank or ripeness center. Here, the beneficiary may choose benefactor sperm on the premise of the giver’s attributes, for example, looks, identity, scholarly capacity, race, and numerous different elements.
Prospective egg donor needs to follow the following eligibility criteria:
Women who have had a tubal ligation ( operation) are also eligible, as are those who have an IUD in place in their body.
You will need to undergo certain important tests. This includes HIV, HBsAg, and VDRL (Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test) to name a few. You will need to take daily injections for about 10 days and will need to come for routine scans to the clinic for about 4-5 times as guided by the infertility specialist. Donating eggs will not harm your future fertility or affect your health. If you have any kind of queries, then you can talk to an infertility specialist and get to know the best for your health. Accordingly, you can proceed with the egg donation process.
Here are some of the most commonly practiced ways of obtaining donor eggs. The infertility specialists prefer to choose any one of these effective methods to get quality eggs for their infertility treatments.
In this way, infertile couples can take assistance of different types of egg donation programs to ensure that they have a smooth experience during their infertility treatment.
Every medical treatment is recommended based on the health condition and present health status of the patient. You can go ahead with the infertility treatments along with associated medical procedures. Egg donors are required in the infertility treatments in the following cases:
Our comprehensive pre-screening process starts with an extensive personal interview. Then potential donors have a complete physical by a board-certified IVF Specialist, followed by a thorough one-on-one psychosocial evaluation.
An in-depth personal and medical donor profile is examined at the centre after consulting the IVF specialist:
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During the personal interview process, we evaluate potential donors for their level of maturity, personal integrity, personality traits, lifestyle choices, interests, goals, values, relationships, and overall accomplishments. We examine donor motivation, willingness, and commitment. This rigorous evaluation of the donor gives you the most complete and meaningful picture possible in your search for the perfect match:
In addition to their age and marital status, each candidate provides complete information on their physical characteristics. This includes height, weight, hair color, and quality, body type, complexion. Some of the later recognized features includes birthmarks, moles, and dimples. We request childhood, adult, and family photos covering three generations (when available). Donors are also expected to give other crucial details such as key information, including sexual orientation, ethnicity, and religious practices.
Donors rate their math, mechanical, athletic, musical, and artistic aptitude. They list their favorite sports, music, foods, and color, pets, and travel destinations. Multilingual ability, special talents and hobbies are also declared for couples who are searching for similar egg donors.
Candidates’ motivation for becoming an egg donor are explored. Donors are asked how their family feels about their donation, how their specific culture perceives egg donation, and if they have a personal emotional support system. It is made sure that each candidate is completely comfortable with the moral and ethical aspects of their donation, to assure their utmost compliance throughout the process of egg donation. The fact that most of our donors participate in the program more than once is a direct result of our individualized attention, care, and counseling. Ela ensures that the egg donors are guided well at the right time to avoid any kind of confusion.
Each candidate supplies thorough educational and professional background information on themselves. This includes degrees attained, results of intelligence testing such as Grade Point Averages, SAT scores, and other aptitude assessments. Additional intelligence and personality tests are available upon request.
Ela has extensive Egg Donor Database of Egg Donors with Detailed Report and Photos Once we receive your email request with contact details for egg donation we will share with you our egg donor database, you will be able to choose reviewing the list of donors with pictures.
Offering one of the largest egg donation databases programs in India, our IVF specialists keep a very high standard for egg donor screening. Besides genetic, medical, and sexually transmitted disease screening potential egg donors also undergo a most elaborate social and psychological screening which includes personality and attitude assessment, and an in depth interview for motives and personal background. Only egg donors who have completed this process have been added to our list of egg donors.
Listed below are sample donor profiles.
All our Surrogates have undergone the below screening tests. This would surely increase the chances for success of your parenthood.
Egg donation comes in ART method. The individual who donates eggs plays a significant role in the entire process of Egg Donation. This is because, without healthy and quality eggs, fertilization can’t be achieved. Therefore, we can say that the whole procedure is all about Egg donor. In this process, fertility experts start to provide medication to the egg donor to produce multiple eggs at the time of ovulation. Once the eggs are matured enough, it is retrieved by the fertility experts with the help of a medical needle. When the eggs are retrieved, they are kept in a culture dish for fertilization with the male partner’s sperms. After 3-4 days of fertilization, a combination of sperms and eggs turns into an embryo. This embryo is inserted to the female partner’s uterus under the guidance of the infertility specialist. Picking up of the eggs takes 30-35 minutes and soon the egg donor is discharged from the clinic or hospital on the same day after the completion of the procedure. It is the plus point of this process that Egg Donor can easily return to her daily routine after donating her eggs. Once eggs are obtained, the role of the egg donor is complete. There is no specific complication in donating the eggs. But there are certain eligibility criteria before selecting Egg Donor. There are certain medical and blood tests are carried out before the final procedure of Egg donation, because selecting egg donor is not a one-step task and requires a series of steps. The matching of the egg donor along with woman who is going to become the recipient of the donor egg. The egg donors are also asked to attend counseling sessions such that they receive the right guidance during the respective procedure especially before they are considered for the donation process. Also, these counseling sessions help in ensuring that timely checkup is done along with pregnancy tests. Couples and individuals can also take assistance of the frozen donor egg programs to make their procedure a successful one.
Although the laws in India do not regulate egg donation, most clinics follow good practices established by experts organizations and international medical societies. Each state in the country has come up with its legal approach to this relatively new method of procreation. The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Bill was drafted in 2010 to govern the grey area of infertility treatments especially those associated with additional medical treatments. It has specific regulations on egg donation. The Bill has failed to make it through Parliament but it drafted guidelines for ART clinics and professionals.
Law firms and gametes banks are encouraged to obtain (for example, through an appropriate advertisement) and maintain information on possible oocyte donors and surrogate mothers. They may appropriately charge the couple for providing an oocyte or a surrogate mother. The oocyte donor may be compensated suitably (eg. financially) by the gametes bank when the oocyte is donated. However, negotiations between a couple and the surrogate mother must be conducted independently between them. The system of oocyte sharing in which an infertile couple that needs to raise resources for their in vitro treatment agrees to donate oocytes to other infertile couple wherein the wife can carry a pregnancy through but cannot produce her oocyte, for monetary compensation, must be encouraged.
A child born through ART procedure shall be presumed to be the legitimate child of the couple, born within wedlock, with the consent of both spouses, and with all the attendant rights of parentage, support, and inheritance. Sperm/oocyte donors shall have no parental rights or duties concerning the child, and their anonymity will be protected. A child thus born will, however, be provided all information about the donor except personal data as and when desired by the child, when the child becomes an adult. Egg donors have different options when choosing for the type of arrangement in which they will be donating their eggs. This includes semi-known or fully-known arrangement. It's completely on the respective woman or interested donor to choose any of the given types of egg donation.
Any information about egg donors must be kept confidential and intact. The privacy of the details of egg donors is the most important part of the procedure of egg donation. No information about the treatment of couples provided under the specific agreement may be disclosed to anyone other than the accreditation authority or persons covered by the registration, except with the consent of the person(s) to whom the information relates, or in a medical emergency concerning the patient, or a court order. It is the concerned person’s right to decide what information will be passed on and to whom, except in the case of a court order. Gametes banks where a complete assessment of the donor has been done, medical and other vital information stored, quality of preservation ensured, confidentiality assured, and strict control exercised by a regulatory body, must be set up. Donor sperm would be made available only through such specialized sperm banks/centers. This is done to keep all information about donors, recipients and couples confidential and secure. The information about the donor (including a copy of the donor’s DNA fingerprint if available, but excluding information on the name and address – that is, the individual’s personal identity) should be released by the ART clinic after appropriate identification, only to the offspring and only if asked by him/her after he/she reaches the age of 18 years, or as and when specified and required for legal purposes, and never to the parents (excepting when directed by a court of law). To maintain appropriate, detailed record of all donor oocytes, sperm, or embryos used, the manner of their use (e.g. the technique in which they are used, and the individual/couple/surrogate mother on whom they are used). These records must be maintained for at least ten years after which the records must be transferred to a central depository to be maintained by the ICMR. If the ART clinic/centre is wound up during this period, the collected records until that point of time must be transferred to the central repository in the ICMR.
The ART clinic must not be a party to any commercial element in donor programs or gestational surrogacy. An oocyte donor cannot act as a surrogate mother for the couple to whom the oocyte is being donated. A third-party donor and a surrogate mother must relinquish each of the parental rights concerning the offspring and vice versa at the legal level. Gametes produced by a person under the age of 21 shall not be used. The accepted age for a sperm donor shall be between 21 and 45 years and for the egg donor will be between 18 and 35 years. The individual must be free of HIV and hepatitis B and C infections, hypertension, diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STD's), and identifiable and common genetic disorders such as Thalassemia. The blood group and the Rh status of the individual must be determined and recorded for reference purposes. A single person should donate a maximum of six times, with a minimum three months between every donation period. Use of sperm donated by a relative or a known friend of either the wife or the husband shall not be permitted. It will be the responsibility of the ART clinic to obtain sperm from appropriate banks; neither the clinic nor the couple shall have the right to know the donor identity and address, but both the clinic and the couple, however, shall have the right to have the required information from the gametes bank on the donor such as height, weight, skin color, educational qualification, profession, family background, freedom from any known diseases or carrier status (such as hepatitis B or AIDS), ethnic origin, and the DNA fingerprint (if possible), before accepting the donor. The gametes bank shall not supply semen or eggs of one donor for more than ten successful pregnancies. Every country has its legal regulations associated with the crucial procedure of egg donation. In countries such as the USA, egg donation is legal and couples can go ahead with usage of donor eggs in their infertility treatments. In most of the countries across the world, it is legal to receive compensation for the egg donation process. Eventually, most of the countries are coming up with certain specific laws and regulations when it comes to the egg donation procedure.
I am grateful to Ela that the team helped us find the best laparoscopy surgeon in the city. The treatment was also an affordable one for us. We would have lost every ray of hope, if we were not introduced to Ela. It was indeed a great experience for us!
Thank you Ela, for making us proud parents! You have made our life an experience to cherish. May you light the lamp of hope to many more, because you are the one who never stops believing in those who look upon you, even if they are on the verge of giving up on themselves.
I want to thank you so much for all your help through this process! You were very patient and caring with me whenever I'd reach out to you with any questions or concerns. I will definitely contact your Egg Donor Coordinator because I would love to do this again. I'm so happy for my intended parent. I hope she gets the family she so desires.
Today marks one week from the day that I was accepted to Ela as a potential egg donor. With lots of thanks, I wanted to write and say I am very thankful for this opportunity. I also wanted to wish the staff a happy Thanksgiving, as I think what you all do on a daily basis is amazing. :-) Hope all is going well!
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A. You should be between 20 and 30 years of age and be married.
A. In a good clinic which monitors you carefully, the risk of egg donation is negligible.
A. Many egg donors are understandably reluctant to take injections when donating their eggs ! "I am young, healthy and fertile, so why do I need to take injections. Can't we just donate the one egg I grow every month" is a common question. Superovulation forms the heart of modern IVF. We use medications to help you grow more eggs. Every month you start to grow about 30-40 follicles, but in a natural cycle, most of these undergo atresia (die). This makes only one follicle mature every month. This is the normal rate of maturation of the follicles in women. With the help of medications, follicles are rescued successfully which would otherwise have died, so that it can be grown into several mature eggs in one cycle. You must grow a certain number of eggs as this allows the infertility specialist to create many embryos in the IVF lab, thus increasing the chances of success of a pregnancy.
A. On average, egg donors grow between 8 to 16 mature eggs every time they donate their eggs.
A. Yes. Every potential egg donor needs to ensure that her partner is fine with her decision of donating her eggs to help a couple have a baby. We make sure that egg donors and their husbands are counseled well before they proceed with the egg donation procedure. Ela has established itself as a digital healthcare platform. Ela serves its patients with the basic to advanced infertility treatments. These treatments are also combined with additional infertility procedures and surgeries. Additional medical procedures such as egg donation procedures significantly contribute to improving the success rates of the respective chosen procedures. You will find some of the most crucial information about infertility specialists on our website and blog. If you are planning to go for infertility treatments with the assistance of additional medical procedures. Our infertility experts will guide you with the best infertility treatment solutions along with tips to know about the required measures one must take right from the start of the infertility treatments.
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