If you are considering IVF with Egg donation, euroCARE IVF knows that cost can be a big factor in making your decision. Our ‘one donor to one recipient’ program means that after we have carefully matched you to an egg donor from our database, all eggs retrieved will be donated exclusively to you. The egg donation program at our clinic costs 5,000€. The package includes scans, egg donor’s compensation, egg donor’s medication, egg donor’s tests, egg retrieval, ICSI, assisted hatching, embryo glue, and embryo transfer.
What is Egg donation?
Egg donation is a form of assisted reproductive technology in which an egg donor anonymously gives her eggs to an infertile woman to help create a family of her own. For egg donation to take place, an IVF (in vitro fertilization) procedure is followed, with the eggs being matured, retrieved and fertilized with the father’s or donor’s sperm. The egg donation process starts with the recruitment of an egg donor, who then undergoes ovarian stimulation, followed by egg retrieval and fertilization. The resulting embryos are transferred into the recipient’s uterus, who will carry the baby to full term.
Egg Donation Recipient
An egg donation recipient is a person who receives eggs from a donor to conceive as part of IVF in Cyprus. You may need egg donation if you are unable to produce eggs. This may happen due to an ovarian disorder, damaged or missing ovaries, or premature ovarian failure (premature menopause). You may resort to egg donation if you have experienced multiple failed IVF cycles.
In some cases, surgery or cancer treatment (radiotherapy or chemotherapy) may damage the ovaries. Egg donation in North Cyprus is a viable option if you carry a genetic disorder that may be passed on to the child. Using donor eggs will prevent genetic disorder from being transferred to the baby. Finally, egg donation is recommended if you have diminished ovarian reserve with low-quality eggs. Healthy donor eggs will increase the chances of fertilization and pregnancy success.
Donor eggs for IVF over 40
Every woman is born with a finite number of eggs in the ovaries. Year by year, however, this amount is subject to a gradual decline with age. Once a woman hits her mid-thirties, the number and quality of her eggs begin to lessen. It is clear that pregnancy in your mid to late 30s is a completely different story than pregnancy in your 40s.
You still have chances of conceiving at an older age. Thanks to donor eggs, our special IVF over 40 program allows women of advanced reproductive age to successfully complete their families later in life.
What is the process of Egg Donation in Cyprus?
The euroCARE egg donation program helps hundreds of couples become parents each year. Our experienced fertility doctors, nurses and patient coordinators will guide you through the egg donation process step-by-step.
Egg Donation Timeline
Day 1 – First day of menstruation
Day 2 – Progynova tablets begin
Day 9 – Scan
Day 11 – Fly to Cyprus
Day 12 – Scan
Day 13 – Donor egg collection & sperm collection (when eggs are ready)
Day 18 – Embryo transfer
Egg Donation requires you to be in Cyprus for approx. 9 days. We recommend patients to spend as much time in Cyprus as possible to allow our euroCARE IVF doctor to monitor you. This also includes transferring embryos at the blastocyst stage on day five after egg retrieval (blastocyst transfer). An embryo that survives for five days or more is viable for implantation. As a result, embryo transfer may increase the likelihood of implantation and pregnancy success. All the steps involved in the IVF process are included in the total cost of egg donation at euroCARE IVF.
The Egg Donation Process
Step One: Fertility Consultation
The first step is an evaluation with our fertility specialist, who will discuss your situation and treatment options and will help patients understand all aspects of the treatment options available. If you have been advised to proceed with egg donation, then our euroCARE IVF specialist will give you instructions on how to prepare for the egg donation recipient cycle.
Step Two: Egg Donation Cyprus Preparation
- Fertility Testing and Diagnosis
To optimize the chances of success, our euroCARE IVF doctor will order several tests to identify the issues that could interfere with fertilization and implantation. These include a detailed semen analysis, ultrasound, and basic blood tests. You may be required to have another testing, such as the Pap smear and, if you are over 40, mammogram.
If you are older than 45, we may require additional testing to check your physical condition. This includes a blood test for diabetes and an EKG for your heart.
- Egg Donor Recipient Testing involves:
- Hormone blood tests: Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and Prolactin (PRL).
- A laboratory test to identify the blood group and type.
- Infectious disease testing includes testing for HIV, and Hepatitis B and C
- Trans-vaginal ultrasound scan: This test measures the ovarian reserve and checks the uterus for any abnormalities that can decrease the chance of implantation.
Patients after the age of 45 are also required to obtain a medical report from their doctor to determine if they are healthy enough to reach and carry a pregnancy to full term.
- Fertility testing for the male partner includes:
- A blood test to check for HIV, and Hepatitis B and C
- Sperm analysis
For the male partner, it is important to have the required tests carried out within the last 6 months.
Step Three: Egg Donor Cyprus
Here at euroCARE IVF, we require egg donor candidates to undergo a thorough screening process before being selected for our egg donation program.
- The Egg Donor Screening process consists of:
- Fertility Testing: This involves blood tests to measure the levels of the following hormones: Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estrogen (E2), and prolactin (PRL). In addition to the fertility tests, donors also need to have an ultrasound scan on the second or third day of their menstruation cycle to evaluate their ovarian reserve.
- Infectious Disease Testing: Anti-HIV, Anti-HCV, Rubella IgG, CMV IgG, HbsAg, VDRL.
- Genetic Testing: Egg donors are required to have a Thalassemia and karyotype test to identify abnormal chromosomes and evaluate the size, shape and number of the donor’s chromosomes.
The first step would be to determine if a potential egg donor is a good candidate for your egg donation cycle. Our in-house donors undergo extensive screening, including genetic testing, general health evaluation, laboratory, and infectious disease testing.
- Egg Donor Selection
Choosing an egg donor is an important step in the process of egg donation in Cyprus. You have the option of choosing a donor from the euroCARE IVF in-house donor pool. Our euroCARE IVF patient coordinator will arrange a time for you to view donor profiles. You’ll be given information about the donor’s physical features such as hair, eye color, skin tone, height, and weight as well as about her age, nationality, education, occupation, interests, and previous donation results. Once you have made the selection, your and your egg donor’s cycles will be synchronized.
Step Four: Cycle Synchronization
Your and the donor cycle must be synchronized to make sure that your uterine lining will be ready for implantation when the donor’s eggs are retrieved and fertilized. This is accomplished by administering birth control pills.
When the cycles are synchronized, the donor will start taking medications to stimulate the growth of multiple eggs. During this time, she will be monitored by ultrasound and blood tests, until the eggs are ready to be retrieved. Meanwhile, you will be taking different medication to prepare your uterine lining for the embryo transfer.
How are donor eggs collected?
- Egg collection
Once the donor’s eggs become fully mature, they will be collected at the euroCARE IVF clinic in Cyprus. One by one, the eggs will be drawn out using ultrasound-guided aspiration. We retrieve approx. 10-12 mature the best quality eggs from our egg donors. Multiple eggs are collected within 15 to 20 minutes.
Your partner will provide a sperm sample on the same day when the eggs were harvested. Single sperm cells will be injected into each mature egg. This procedure is called ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection). There is no additional fee for ICSI, meaning that the cost of egg donation remains the same when ICSI is performed.
- Embryo transfer
When the embryos reach the cleavage stage on day three after harvesting the donor eggs, or blastocyst stage of development on day five of egg retrieval, you will be scheduled an embryo transfer procedure performed at our IVF clinic in Cyprus.
The decision of how many embryos to transfer will be discussed in detail with our euroCARE IVF doctor. Any leftover good-quality embryos can be frozen and preserved for future IVF cycles in our euroCARE IVF clinic in North Cyprus.
Twelve days following embryo transfer a beta hCG is carried out to determine if egg donation was successful. In the meantime, you may notice some early signs of pregnancy, including missed period, swollen breasts, nausea, headaches, food cravings or aversions, slight bleeding or cramping, moodiness, etc.
How to Find an Egg Donor in Cyprus?
If you decide that egg donation in Cyprus is right for you, you can select an egg donor who is part of our in-house egg donor program. All potential egg donors go through a rigorous screening process for physical and mental health, genetics and infectious diseases. You will also be required to undergo a medical evaluation to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Choosing an egg donor from our donor database makes sure that your egg donor is 100 percent healthy and has already passed the screening process. With this in mind, you can focus on qualities such as:
- Physical appearance: height, hair color, eye color. You may be interested in donors with similar physical attributes.
- Personal background: education, personality, career. Do a donor’s career achievements and personality match yours?
- Nationality. You might want a donor of the same/similar nationality as your own.
Once the donor has been selected, the egg donation process can begin. All the costs for the egg donor cycle are included in the total cost of egg donation and are covered by the recipient(s).
What are the Requirements for Egg Donation in Cyprus?
Basic requirements for egg donors in Cyprus include:
- Between the ages of 21 and 28.
- Regular monthly periods.
- No reproductive disorders.
- Physically and emotionally healthy.
- BMI under 28
- Non-Nicotine user, Non-smoker, Non-drug user.
- Willing to undergo a medical and psychological evaluation
- Willing to take injectable medication
- Willing to commit to the egg donation process
Egg Donation Success Rates
Egg donation Cyprus success rates are the number of treatments carried out in our clinic in North Cyprus over the previous year which result in positive outcomes. We understand success rates may be the most important factor in your search for the best clinic.The euroCARE IVF egg donation program has experienced clinical pregnancy rates of 70-80% per embryo transfer.
Egg Donation at the euroCARE IVF Clinic in Cyprus
Here at euroCARE IVF, we are aware of the key role our egg donors play. Our egg donors in Cyprus give couples an opportunity to build a family and achieve their dream of parenthood. The entire team at euroCARE IVF is dedicated to making the egg donation process for intended parents as positive and successful as possible.
Our donors receive the same care that our patients have been receiving for years. All our medical staff is available to provide assistance and support at any given time during the treatment process.
Our multilingual support team provides empowering education throughout the process and makes sure that both donors and parents are aware of what the procedure entails. The euroCARE IVF clinic aims to make the experience as smooth and comfortable as possible for all parties involved.
Our IVF team works diligently to prevent any complication associated with the egg donation process from occurring by maintaining high standards and quality management. While the decision to use an egg donor may be difficult for you, the gift you are receiving will change your life for the better. Get in touch to learn more about the cost of egg donation!
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