Egg donation: requirements and procedure

Written by: Dr. Juan José Khouri Choufani
Published: | Updated: 19/06/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Egg donation is a formal, confidential and altruistic process, although the law allows inconvenience with between 850 and 1,000 €, of Assisted Reproduction by a woman donates her eggs to another woman to conceive a child.

Requirements to become an egg donor

There are a number of general requirements for a woman to be an egg donor:

  • Be between 18 and 35 years
  • Have good physical and psychological health
  • Have full ability to do everyday activities
  • Written consent

The status of the candidate will be analyzed by a study protocol of their physical and psychological characteristics, clinical conditions and analytical to demonstrate the extent possible not suffering any genetic, hereditary or infectious disease transmissible to offspring data.

So there will be a personalized and confidential interview the candidate, first of all, it will make a gynecological examination with ultrasound and cytology and finally will make a full general analysis that includes:

  • Blood type and RH
  • Hemogram (analysis of cell number in a given amount of blood)
  • Biochemistry
  • hormone analysis
  • Serology for hepatitis, HIV and syphilis
  • genetic evaluation
  • psychological assessment


What is egg donation

The procedure begins with stimulation of the ovaries to develop several follicles (eggs), where the eggs. For this, the candidate must take specific drugs and undergo a vaginal ultrasound control through regular reporting on the number and size of the oocyte development.

The doses and patterns of drug administration depend on the clinical characteristics of each donor and the response to them can be variable. If development which is appropriate, the candidate will take other medicines for the final maturation of the eggs.

Once the eggs have matured, the specialist extracted by puncturing the ovarian follicles and aspiration, and vaginally under ultrasound guidance. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis (no hospital admission), but requires anesthesia and subsequent observation for a variable period depending on the case.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Juan José Khouri Choufani
Fertility Specialty

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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