Egg donation, also known as oocyte donation or ovum donation, is the process by which eggs from a third party donor are fertilized with sperm outside the womb (in-vitro fertilization) and transferred into the uterus of the patient who is trying to conceive. Many women are unable to conceive due to fertility problems related to egg production, such as cancer, autoimmune disease, Turner Syndrome, congenital absence of eggs, premature menopause, or premature ovarian failure.
Egg donation IVF is the type of assisted reproductive treatment offered to most women who have suffered a premature menopause or other fertility problems. Many patients who seek IVF treatments in the US and Europe are placed on long waiting lists for 2-3 years. Some clinics in Western Europe charge patients to be on a waiting list and, in some cases, this fee is not refundable against treatment. The high cost of IVF egg donation in the US adds to the emotional stress couples endure when trying to conceive. As an alternative to the high cost of egg donation IVF treatment, hundreds of couples are signing up for IVF treatments abroad. The cheap cost of egg donation with IVF treatments abroad and the availability of egg donors compel patients to travel overseas, in order to increase their chances of getting an egg donor and be blessed with the gift of having a baby. Success rates of IVF with egg donation are remarkably high in many medical tourist destinations such as Turkey, Cyprus, Armenia, Spain and Colombia. Among the popular and most sought-after IVF destinations is egg donation IVF in Cyprus, which offers a wealth of egg donors and low-cost assisted reproduction treatments. Benefits of IVF with egg donation also include women who respond poorly to fertility medications.
Good candidates for IVF egg donation are women who have never had a spontaneous menstrual period, women who stopped menstruating at an early age due to unknown causes and women who are in their 40's that do not respond well to fertility drugs.
Once the egg donor has been chosen, the menstrual cycles of the recipient and the donor will be synchronized using fertility drugs. Egg donors will be given fertility drugs to induce ovulation and encourage an increased rate of egg production. Fertility specialists monitor the egg donor’s ovaries and collect the eggs at the optimum time for harvesting. Eggs are collected using a fine needle to remove the follicles individually. The procedure is completed within 30 minutes. Collected eggs are then fertilized with in vitro fertilization methods. The resulting embryos are implanted into the uterine cavity of the recipient.
Length of stay in country: 21-25 days, 14 if treatment commences in home country.