Nowadays, many women who cannot become mothers with their own eggs can do so using donated eggs from another woman. Thanks to OvobankID ID’s extensive donor pool, women with fertility problems can fulfill their dream of building a family.
Ovodonation is an assisted reproduction treatment similar to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the only difference being that, in this case, fertilization in the laboratory is performed with the eggs of another woman and the sperm of the partner or of an anonymous donor. Besides allowing many women to fulfill their dream, ovodonation offers higher success rates than other techniques.
However, treatment with donated eggs is still generating many doubts among women. Specialists from OvobankID ID have gathered the most frequently asked questions in order to answer all the patients’ doubts.
When should I consider egg donation?
Not all women with fertility problems need to use donor eggs. The specialist at your fertility clinic who studies your case will recommend the treatment that best suits your reproductive situation. In general, egg donation is recommended in the following situations: low ovarian reserve, early menopause, repeated miscarriages, failed treatments with your own eggs or anovulation.
Until what age can I undergo an egg donation treatment?
In general, most fertility clinics have an age limit of 50 years. This is due to the multiple risks that a pregnancy above this age implies, both for the patient and for the fetus.
If I get pregnant through egg donation treatment, will the baby look like me?
This is one of the preoccupations that all patients who undergo these treatments with donated eggs share. The idea of giving up her genetic load produces fear and doubts in the mother, a process known as “genetic grief”. One of the best ways to overcome genetic grief is to understand the connection between the mother and the embryo in this type of treatment. In recent years, there have been several studies on epigenetics, a concept that, among other things, refers to the communication between the embryo and the mother before implantation.
At OvobankID ID, we have taken a step further by developing the Ovomatch app for donor selection. By taking a selfie, the app uses a mathematical algorithm of facial recognition to analyze the features of the recipient and search our database for a donor with a high physical resemblance. In addition, a team specialized in matching between donor and recipient will be in charge of making this match from a phenotypic point of view and from a genetic point of view.
What is the success rate of this type of treatment?
Ovodonation treatments offer much higher success rates than other assisted reproduction techniques. The reason is simple: donated eggs are generally younger, and therefore the quality is better. In OvobankID we carefully select the donors, only 34% of the candidates for donation are suitable after undergoing a series of psychological, gynecological, genetic, etc. tests.
Furthermore, at OvobankID ID we offer clinics and patients the Genetic Compatibility Test or Genetic Matching, which allows to compare the genetic information of the donor with the information of the recipient woman’s partner, in order to reduce the transmission of autosomal recessive genetic diseases. This information will be compared selecting the ideal donor, in such a way that patient and donor do not share mutations in the same genes.
Whether you are a patient or a fertility center, you can view and select your donor at the following link, make your request online and manage the shipment of your batch of vitrified eggs to your fertility clinic.