FAQ about egg donation
Is egg donation anonymous?
By law, it is. Even if the patient provides the clinic with an egg donor, said eggs would never be for her.
Can my sister donate her eggs to me?
No. The person receiving the egg donation can never know the identity of the donor. The patient, as we have explained above, could provide the clinic with an egg donor, but said eggs could never be for her. However, it is possible for the patient to receive the eggs of another donor (unknown to her) and for the egg donor she provided to donate her eggs to another couple. In this case, anonymity is guaranteed.
Does the recipient need to undergo any treatment?
If the recipient is no longer on her period and does not produce the normal hormone levels, she is given oestrogens and progesterone in order to prepare the endometrium for the pregnancy. It is necessary to make periodical controls to check blood hormone levels and the size of the endometrium. Oestrogens are used in order to adjust and synchronise the recipient’s period with that of the donor.
FAQ about sperm donation
How is the confidentiality of the sperm donation guaranteed?
It is mandatory for the donor to be anonymous. The couple cannot know the donor and the donor cannot know anything about who he is donating to.
How is a sperm sample from a donor selected for a specific couple?
The physical characteristics of the couple receiving the donation are taken into consideration: blood type and Rh, height, eye and hair colour, biotype, etc.
How can the transmission of a genetic disease be avoided in a sperm donation treatment?
Through the tests that are done in the laboratory before accepting the donor and through the controls that are done every three months.