Egg donors

Am I eligible to donate?

If you want to become a donor, you must be between 20 and 35 years. You must be physically and mentally healthy and must not have hereditary diseases in the family. Before starting egg donation, you must have tests for HIV, Hepatitis (hepatitis B and C) and syphilis.

Do I get paid?

From July 1, 2016, you will receive DKK 7,000 to donate some of your eggs to a childless couple

Will donating my eggs affect my fertility?

No, studies show that donating eggs has no impact on your own fertility.

How many times will I need to visit the clinic

You shall come for the initial conversation, ultrasound scan and blood tests at the clinic. In the cycle where you donate you must come for ultrasound scan twice.

Does egg donation hurt

Taking medication may produce a little discomfort but the egg collection will not hurt.

Can a child born from my donation find out who I am

Depending on what kind of donor you choose. The egg donation can take place completely anonymously, which means that you do not know the recipient and that the recipient does not know you.

You can also choose to donate as an open donor. This means that you are anonymous at the time of donation, but you allow the child, when they are 18, to contact Vitanova and gain more knowledge about you, if they choose. We will contact you before we provide your information. Those who receive your eggs cannot be provided with this information and it is also not possible for you to obtain information about them.

If you have a friend, sister or know a woman to whom you want to donate eggs, it is known as a known donation. The couple you are donating to do not have to be on the waiting list, but can start treatment when blood tests, donor evaluation, doctor consultation and medical examination are done.

How are the eggs collected

This procedure is performed in theatre under sedation and takes around 45 minutes.

Can I have sex during my donation cycle?

Yes, but we recommend donors abstain for a few days before and after egg collection, and make sure you use protection.

Are there any risks I should know about?

The egg collection procedure is safe but not completely without risks. The risks are minimal and will be explained to you by your consultant so you are fully aware of them.

If I smoke can I donate eggs?

No, smokers (including vaping) cannot donate because smoking can damage the quality of your eggs. Being a non-smoker means that you have not smoked in the last 3 months. We’ll need to screen your urine for nicotine as part of our initial tests.How long is the egg donation process?

The whole process from your first contact with us, through to donation will take 1-3 months. This includes our initial conversation, screening tests and scans, treatment and the donation procedure. You will be taking stimulation hormones for up to 2 weeks before your eggs are collected, and on the day of collection you’ll be in the clinic for around 2 hours or until feeling well enough to leave, although the procedure itself takes 45 minutes.

How does the egg collection procedure work?

We scan and monitor you regularly through your donation cycle, so we know the treatment is progressing safely. On the day of the procedure you won’t be able to eat or drink for a few hours before the procedure begins. We collect your eggs while you are under light sedation, which takes around 45 minutes. Our nurses will take care of you after the procedure, and you’ll be able to go home within a short time.

How many times can I donate?

You can donate 6 times in total.

Will I find out about my own fertility?

Yes, part of the donation process is a full fertility consultation and screening process that will review key areas of fertility. We will discuss the results with you and proposed next steps should it be required.

Treatment with donor eggs

What treatments can I use donor eggs with?

Egg donation is usually used in IVF treatment, however it can be used in any treatment where the women is unable to produce her own eggs.

What are the success rates?

The success rates are very good, and you can read more here 

Who can receive an egg donation?

Egg donation is an offer for couples and single women who cannot get pregnant with their own eggs. There may be a variety of reasons for this, such as previous cancer, where you have received chemotherapy and / or radiotherapy, premature menopause, previous ovarian removal, if you were born without ovaries, if you had repeated IVF / ICSI treatments with own eggs that have not caused pregnancy, or increasing age. The offer can only be considered when all other options have been tested or by the age of 44 or more.

What are the requirements for you to receive donor eggs?

You can receive egg donation until you reach the age of 46. This means that the treatment must be started at the latest when you are 45 years old. In some cases the treatment may be started a little later - but it requires you to agree that you will receive eggs from the donor whose eggs are available at the given time - and that the treatment offer stops when you reach the age of 46.

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