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Question and Answers

What is egg donation treatment?

Egg donation treatment is using a donor egg and your partner or donor sperm to create an embryo in a test tube and transfer it into your uterus. This procedure increases the chances for pregnancy.

Do the chances of getting pregnant with donor eggs depend on the female age?

Pregnancy and live birth rates depend on the age when you use your own eggs for IVF. Pregnancy rates and live birth rates when using a donor egg depend on the age of the donor, the quality of the embryo, and the thickness of your uterine lining.

Do I get egg donation guarantees at Scanfert Clinic?

Many of our patients have already had unsuccessful IVF with their own eggs and they are afraid to repeat failure with donor eggs as well.

We can offer you guarantees for eggs and embryos:

  • 12 eggs for usage (transfer/ freezing) on day 5 (in the program of personalized cycle of egg donation – fresh/frozen)
  • At least 14 eggs for usage (transfer/ freezing) on day 5 (in the program of IVF cycle of egg donation with guarantee)
Can I choose an egg donor for IVF myself?

Yes, absolutely. We have a vast egg donor database, where you can choose a donor, according to more than 160 parameters (personal details as well as family history and human values). The base includes pictures of donors to help you make your choice.

How soon can I start my egg donation IVF treatment at Scanfert Clinic?

You can start your treatment at any suitable time, which is convenient for you to plan your visit to Saint-Petersburg. The day of the visit shouldn’t depend on your menstrual cycle. Just tell us, when you plan to visit us and which egg donor you’ve chosen so that we could prepare your personal treatment plan in advance. You need to visit us only once, having assistance from a local doctor in your home country.

Who are the egg donors?

According to Russian Law, women aged 18 to 35 years old, physically and mentally healthy, who have undergone medical genetic examination can become egg donors. Oocyte donors can be both non-anonymous and anonymous. At Scanfert Clinic we shifted the donors' age to 32 as our experience shows that this increases chances for getting excellent quality eggs with less stimulation. From all the applicants we accept only 10%. We make sure that all the donors are healthy women with respect to motherhood. They all have their personal motivation letters, which you can read in their profiles in the egg donor database.

What tests do the egg donors have?

1) Interview with our egg donor team. It helps to get the donor’s motivation for donation; Completing a full questionnaire about donor medical history;

2) Laboratory testing and checks by a General Practitioner, a Gynecologist, a Psychiatrist to be sure that the donor understands fully the long term consequences of the donation.

Can I connect with the egg donor of my child in the future?

According to the law, in Russia the egg donations are anonymous. We can provide you an extended donor profile, but you will not be able to contact the donor directly. The donor will also never get information about you to make a contact.

What treatment should I get to make my body ready for egg donation IVF?

You will need not much medication: hormonal support in the form of patches, tablets. This will help to provide your body’s perfect condition for embryo transfer.

Is it possible to have sperm and egg donation IVF at your clinic?

Yes, absolutely. We have our own sperm donors database, where you can choose a donor by age, blood group, height, weight, hair and eye color. If you are interested in a specific donor from the European sperm bank, we are ready to provide you support with sperm transportation.

Can I have another IVF with the eggs of the same donor?

One of the goals of IVF is to create as many embryos as possible. After the first embryo transfer remained embryos are vitrificated and you can use them in the future if you need more IVF attempts or if you want to have brothers or sisters for your children. If no frozen embryos are left, there’s a chance, that your donor will come back for one more donation for you. This is possible as our donors are loyal, motivated, and have huge respect for motherhood.

Do I have to tell my child about my egg donation IVF?

This is a very personal story and it’s fully up to you whether to tell your child about using egg donation IVF or not. There’s no right or wrong answer.


Unsure about your own chances? Interested in a program with guarantee?
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