Who are donated embryos for?

Donated embryos mean a therapeutic possibility for couples who cannot use their own cells or if other methods of reproductive medicine repeatedly fail.

Indications of treatment with donated embryos

  • combined ovarian (female) and andrological (male) factor of sterility
  • genetic load of a woman and a man
  • repeated failures at treatment of infertility with other methods of assisted reproduction

The origin of embryos

Embryos are produced “de novo”, germ cells come from healthy, young and examined in accordance with law donors (genetic, transmitted diseases). We never use redundant embryos of couples that had undergone treatment of infertility.

Who are the donated sperm for?

We also have a database of the donor’s sperm and that’s how we give a chance to couples who need to use donated sperm in their treatment. Only thanks to our wide database, we can offer a choice of a donor with a maximum match of genotype and phenotype qualities. When choosing a donor, we make effort to choose the one which is closest to the type of the patient’s partner.

Indications for treatment with donated sperm

  • azoospermia
  • serious disorder in spermogram (serious oligoasthenoteratozoospermia)
  • removal of testicles or a condition after chemo/radiotherapy
  • bearer or transmitter of genetic disease
  • partners with repeatedly unsuccessful IVF cycles with proved disorder of SP

Criteria for including into donation programme

  • age 19 – 35 years
  • good health
  • minimum secondary education
  • high parameters of spermogram
  • no genetic diseases
  • normal karyotype
  • negative tests on genetically transmitted diseases: AIDS (HIV), hepatitis B a C, chlamydia, syphilis, HTLV

Donation of reproductive cells is anonymous on both sides in accordance with law.

Who are the donated oocytes for?

For some women there is only one possible way of having their own child. A complete family can be established only with the assistance of reproductive medicine via donated ova and oocytes.

The most frequent causes why a woman is in need of donation of oocytes:

  • premature menopause
  • patients who had chemo/radiotherapy
  • serious  endometriosis
  • state after ovary surgery
  • poor quality of the patient’s oocytes and embryos
  • bearers or transferring agents of a genetic disease

In these cases donation of oocytes is the only efficient method of infertility treatment. Ova, gained from an anonymous donor, is fertilised with partner’s sperm and such created embryos are re-transferred into the female patient’s womb.

Who are our donors of oocytes?

They are exclusively young women aged 18 – 33. We use only oocytes gained from voluntary, young and healthy donors. There’s no way that we would use redundant ova of our patients. No donor has undergone infertility treatment and donation of ova is their free decision.

To be included into our programme of donation, the donor has to fulfil strict criteria and undergo following tests and exams:

  • ultrasound and hormonal examinations
  • psychological interview
  • tests on presence of sexually transmitted diseases (HIV, HbsAg, HCV, CMV, syphilis, chlamydia)
  • genetic examination that includes genetic consultation, karyotype examination and examination of cystic fibrosis mutation (CF)

Donation of ova is anonymous for both partners in accordance with the law.


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