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Egg donation

Women who are unable to conceive using their own oocytes, for whatever reason, can receive fertility treatments using donor eggs from our donor program.

Egg donation is legal and strictly regulated in the Czech Republic.
Our egg donors are young women between 18 and 32 years of age. Most often they are university students or young mothers.

All donors must undergo certain examinations (gynecological, psychological, etc.). Genetic screening and STD testing (HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, syphilis) are also very important.

Egg donation is an IVF / ICSI treatment where eggs from an anonymous donor are fertilized using sperm from the patient’s partner or from a donor. The resulting embryos belong to the couple and are prepared for embryo transfer. Any excess embryos can be frozen and stored in a cryobank. They are available for the patient’s use in the next cycle, if necessary. (Frozen Embryo Transfer).

Under Czech and EU legislation, oocyte donation is a completely voluntary act. Donors are not entitled to financial compensation under any circumstances. The donation process is fully anonymous for both donor and recipient, including the children born through this method.

As a medical institution, we are required to keep donors’ medical documentation on archive for a period of 30 years. FertiCare Prague is listed as an institute for reproductive medicine. We are licensed by the Czech State Institute for Drug Control (SUKL) and are subject to strict, regular inspections by public authorities (SUKL, Czech Ministry of Health).

Treatment using donor oocytes is indicated in the following cases:

  • Post-chemotherapy
  • Chromosomal aberrations / chromosomal anomalies / other genetic disorders
  • Premature menopause
  • Insufficient ovarian function
  • Low oocyte function / ovarian reserve
  • Polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes

We’ll be happy to provide additional information and answer any questions you may have.

Egg donation - stories of our donors

Some of our donors talk about their experience with our egg donation program.

Course of treatment: Egg donation

Treatment using donor eggs

► Step 1 Registration
► Step 2 Consultation
► Step 3 Choosing a donor
► Step 4 Synchronizing your cycle with your donor’s cycle
► Step 5 Embryo transfer
► Step 6 Pregnancy test

 
1

Registration

You can register by telephone, online or in person.

It’s important that we get to know our clients before the first visit. Filling out our questionnaires and providing any medical findings and reports from previous examinations or treatment cycles you may have already undergone all provide us with useful information. Send us as much documentation as possible in advance and bring the originals with you to your consultation.

We will also need:

  • Blood tests
  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap smear
  • Seminogram (semen analysis) for your partner

We can perform all these procedures at our clinic, of course.

 
2

Consultation

After completing your registration, the consultation will take place at the FertiCare clinic. If you do not want to travel to the Czech Republic, we can have the consultation over Skype.

One of our IVF experts will discuss the most important points in the treatment with you and answer any questions you may have. If you decide to undergo treatment with us, we will put together an individual treatment plan for you.  Next we will need to synchronize your cycle with your donor’s cycle.

The semen analysis, sperm cryopreservation and any tests you haven’t yet had can all be performed on the day of the consultation.
 
3

Choosing a donor

Egg donation is legal and anonymous in the Czech Republic.
You can feel free to tell us about any parameters you have for choosing a donor. Knowing your criteria (eye or hair color, height, blood type, etc.) will help us find the right donor as quickly as possible. We have one of the largest donor databases in the region  and we can start treatments at any time with no long wait periods.

Our donor database only includes healthy young women between 18 and 32 years old. Before we add donors to our database, we have them do an interview with our IVF physician and a psychologist. In order to make sure that donors meet our high standards, we also take medical histories for the donor and donor’s family.

Only once they have passed all the tests do we put them into our database.

Every donor has to be examined according to EU regulations. They have blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and syphilis.

Since we give each client a new donor, we have no problem complying with all the relevant regulations in the donor program.
 
4

Synchronizing cycles

Once all the necessary examinations are complete and we have put together your individual treatment plan, we can start synchronizing your cycle with your donor’s cycle. The stimulation process for the donor lasts about 12 to 16 days.

 
5

Embryo transfer (ET)

Embryo transfer (to the uterus) usually takes place three to five days after egg retrieval, depending on how the embryos develop. Embryo transfer does not require any anesthesia. The procedure is quite similar to a normal pelvic exam and lasts about 10-15 minutes.

 
6

Pregnancy test

The pregnancy test usually comes 14 days after embryo transfer. We recommend that you use this period to relax as much as possible and continue taking any medications and vitamins prescribed in your treatment plan.

If you have a positive pregnancy test 14 days after transfer, the next appointment you’ll need is with your OB/GYN.

Please continue taking your medications until your doctor says they are no longer necessary.

 

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Radlická 3185/1c , Praha 5, 150 00

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Radlická 3185/1c, Praha 5
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Bělehradská 1042/14, Karlovy Vary

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