Egg donation: What do I need to know?

Preparing for the child

What is egg donation?

The egg donation, also called oocyte donation is a process through which a woman delivers her eggs in a completely voluntary so that later can be used in any assisted reproduction technique, implanting them in other women who wish to become pregnant and for some reason they cannot manufacture eggs naturally, or else those that products are not useful. Donated eggs are also used for biomedical research.

It is convenient to clarify that it is a completely anonymous donation. Both the identity of the donor and the identity of the patients receiving the treatment and their offspring will be completely protected. In addition, although the donation of eggs in Spain is an altruistic act, there may be in many cases a legal donation whose purpose is to cover all the inconvenience during the process, as well as the possible travel expenses.

When is it indicated?

There are different reasons why a woman may find it difficult to get pregnant. Since today’s society is increasingly postponing the decision to have children, old age has become one of the most common reasons. The quality of the ovules, the decrease in the ovarian reserve after several repetitions of in vitro fertilization or genetic diseases are also some of the most frequent causes.

What tests are necessary for egg donation?

Before starting treatment, it is necessary to carry out some additional tests that are generally simple to rule out pathology of the uterus or ovary, poor semen quality, poor condition of chromosomes that may harm the embryo or the possible presence of diseases or transferable infections.

All these tests are performed free of charge and can help the donor to know their DNA better. But to be able to undergo these controls it will be essential that the donor oocyte girl is between 18 and 35 years of age and has good physical and mental health.


Egg donation basically consists of three phases. It begins with the synchronization of the recipient with the donor woman, followed by endometrial preparation and ending with in vitro fertilization of the donor’s eggs and consecutive transfer of the embryos.

How long is the treatment?

To begin a donation cycle, wait for menstruation. Once the treatment is started, the total and usual duration is approximately 30 days, during which it will only be necessary to go to the clinic on a couple of occasions.

It is very important to know how to choose the right place to carry out this treatment, a place that transmits security, tranquility, and confidence. The Barcelona IVF Clinic stands out for its quality in the selection of donors, for offering the best results in the market, for performing a genetic matching with the female donor of eggs and for the flexibility during treatment. Reasons to spare that undoubtedly make it the best option.

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