Donor Treatment

The use of donated eggs, sperm, or embryos by a third party (donor) to allow infertile individuals or couples (intended recipient) to become parents is referred to as “third-party reproduction” or “Donor Treatment”. Donor Treatment is a difficult process with social, ethical, and legal implications. Donating sperm, eggs, or embryos is a profoundly gracious gift of life, and it is sometimes the only way for many couples and individuals to achieve their dreams of starting a family.

 

Although it may appear to be a straightforward procedure, the decision to start a family using a donor’s eggs, sperm, or embryo may have far-reaching consequences for everyone involved, including the receiver, the donor, and the child born as a result of the donor treatment.

 

Banker IVF’s professional staff is here to give your assistance and support throughout the process so you can make the right choice for yourself. Some couples may be able to achieve parenthood by using donor gametes (sperm/egg/embryo), and our medical team and counsellors will help you balance the upsides and downsides of this choice. This can help some couples see the light at the end of the tunnel on their lengthy road to infertility treatments.

Donor Egg Treatment:

Egg (ovum) donation is a procedure in which the eggs of a healthy young woman (the egg donor) are fertilized with the sperm of the patient’s spouse, and then the embryos are implanted into the patient’s uterus. Not only does this procedure provide the couple with the gift of motherhood, but it also allows the woman to experience the joys of pregnancy.

Procedure

  • The selection of an egg donor is the first step in the egg donation procedure. The donor will be an anonymous individual who has been authorized following a set of medical and genetic tests.
  • A stimulation regimen is used to stimulate the donor’s ovaries, causing them to generate numerous eggs.
  • After that, the eggs are extracted, fertilized, and the embryos are cultured.
  • In the meantime, medications are given to the recipient woman to prepare her uterus for implantation.
  • Once the endometrium is ready, hormones are normal and the embryo has cultured to a blastocyst stage, the embryo/s are transferred into the uterus

Who Is It For?

  • Women who are older and have lower quality and number of eggs
  • Women suffering from ovarian failure and other reproductive issues
  • When the previous IVF treatments had a poor outcome
  • Women with hereditary ailments and those who don’t want their children to inherit

Donor Sperm Treatment

Couples who are unable to obtain sperm naturally or through medical treatment for the man are provided with donated sperm. The donor sperm is either used to inseminate the woman (IUI) or to fertilise her eggs (IVF). The couple is obviously counselled together on the implications and procedure of such a procedure.

 

All donor sperm samples must come from a reputable and licensed sperm bank. These sperm samples are from healthy donors who have had their sperm tested for viral infections and common genetic abnormalities. It is never a good idea to employ new or unknown donors.

Procedure:

  • According to ICMR norms, sperm donors must remain anonymous.
  • They are subjected to a thorough medical examination, laboratory testing (semen analysis and culture, routine tests, blood group, infection screenings, and STD testing), and genetic testing (Karyotyping).
  • The sperm is collected and stored in a sperm bank.
  • After a 6-month quarantine period, the donor is tested for infection screening tests (HIV/HBsAg/HCV/VDRL) again, and if the results are negative, the sample is released for use.
  • A numerical code issued by the sperm bank is used to identify the samples.

Who Is It For?

When the spouse has one of the following disorders, donor sperm treatment is required:

 

  • Azoospermia (absence of sperm)
  • Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (abnormal sperm)
  • Abnormalities in genetics
  • Insufficient sperm quality on several occasions led to IVF failures.

Donor Embryo Treatment

Embryo donation is a method that allows embryos created by using eggs from a ovum donor and sperms from a sperm bank to other infertile patients in order to help them conceive. The embryo thus created by anonymous donors is transferred into the uterus of the recipient woman once her uterine lining is ready.

Procedure:

  • The pair should be subjected to the necessary medical and psychological examinations.
  • After a thorough examination of her uterine cavity, the wife's endometrium is prepared with the proper hormones.
  • Embryos are generated using donor eggs and donor sperm in an IVF/ICSI process that takes into account the above-mentioned egg and sperm donor selection stages.
  • The embryos are then implanted in the wife's womb (uterus).

Who Is It For?

  • Both couples have severe fertility issues
  • Genetic issues
  • Pregnancy loss on several occasions or IVF failure due to low-quality eggs and sperm.
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