What is Egg donation?
Egg donation is a process of donating eggs by a woman for the purpose of assisted reproduction or research in the biomedical field. For the purpose of assisted reproduction it is usually used for in vitro fertilization. The eggs are fertilized in a laboratory for IVF. Sometimes eggs are frozen and stored to be used in the future.
When is egg donation recommended?
Very often when doing IVF the woman’s eggs are of poor quality and the chances of having a successful IVF are a lot smaller. In such cases a woman can use the services of an egg donor which is most often a young woman with healthy and high quality eggs. With those donated eggs the patient who wants to be a parent has higher chances of a successful IVF treatment.