Donor egg is a term used for eggs that have been donated by a healthy, fertile female to help couples who are not able to achieve pregnancy owing to the inability of the female partner to produce viable eggs. Egg donation is performed as a part of in vitro fertilization technique wherein the donated egg and healthy sperm derived from the intended father are fertilized in a laboratory and the resultant embryo is carefully placed inside the womb of the intended mother to grow naturally. Donor egg is a boon for numerous childless couples as it gives them a chance at starting their own family.
The concept of using donor eggs is becoming quite popular, especially among women above 40 years of age. In fact, the procedure can even help some women to conceive after 60. The procedure is completely risk-free.
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Donor egg IVF is an option for females suffering from any of the following problems:
1. Find the right donor- Couples who are willing to opt for donor egg IVF need to contact an IVF specialist and the latter will help them to find the right donor. Since the donor should not be related to the intended parents, contacting an IVF clinic to help you find the same is the best option.
2. Screening the egg donor– The Indian Council of Medical Research has set the following guidelines for females willing to become an egg donor:
a. The donor should lie in the age group of 21 to 35 years i.e. she should not be below 21 and above 35 years of age.
b. The donor should not have a family or personal history of chronic disease like diabetes and hypertension.
c. The donor should be free from sexually transmitted diseases like HIV.
d. The donor should be physically and mentally sound.
3. Suppression and Ovarian Stimulation of Egg Donor- Once the right donor has been found, the next step is to start the ovarian stimulation by the daily administration of medicines.
Apart from this, both the donor as well as the intended mother are given certain medication to synchronize their ovulation cycles, if required.
4. Prepare the recipient- The recipient is prescribed to take estrogen and progesterone to prepare their uterus for embryo implantation.
5. Egg retrieval from egg donor- On maturation, the donor eggs are extracted using needle aspiration technique.
6. Fertilization & transfer of the embryo in recipient womb- The donor eggs thus retrieved are fertilized with the sperms, obtained from the intended father, in a laboratory under suitable conditions so as to obtain the embryo, which is then transplanted in the womb of the female partner.
Legal and ethical aspects of egg donation-