OVOclínic - Oocyte donor information
Why be an oocyte donor?
Many couples with fertility difficulties resort to the use of oocytes from a donor in order to have a child. Oocyte donation is a generous act and It allows many of these couples to make their dream come true: achieving a pregnancy and becoming parents.
Why do some patients resort to donation?
There are several reasons why patients resort to oocyte donation. Some women may have irreversible lesions in the ovaries due to chemo- or radiotherapy, some may wish to prevent the possible transmission of a genetic alteration to their future descendents, others may have been diagnosed with premature menopause. Donation may also be indicated when repeated assisted reproduction treatments have not been successful.
What do I have to do?
You must contact our center, FIVclínic, arrange an appointment and receive complete information regarding the whole process. Afterwards, you will undergo basic study (clinical history with personal and familiar antecedents, medical examination and complete blood test) to rule out any contraindication.
How are the ovules obtained for the donation?
If you decide to be a donor and all the tests are correct, you will receive hormonal ovary stimulation treatment -administered subcutaneously- for obtaining ovules, which will last approximately 12 days. At the end of the treatment, the ovules will be retrieved through a simple outpatient intervention called follicular puncture via the vagina. It will last about 20 minutes and no hospitalization will be required.
Why would I donate ovules in FIVclinic?
If you decide to donate ovules in our centre, your help and generosity will be compensated. No other centre can guarantee a higher quality. FIVclinic is the Assisted Reproduction Unit of the Grup Hospital Clínic. The prestige of this institution and the multidisciplinary nature of its departments ensure an optimum treatment and an immediate response to any complication in our centre.
If you want to become a donor, don’t give it another thought!