What is Egg Donation?

What is Egg Donation?

If a medical result has been diagnosed or determined, where it is discovered that you cannot have children or gestate on your own, as a result of some pathology, situation or operation which has affected your eggs, it is most likely that you listen and have the curiosity regarding to a treatment called Egg donation , which allows a great opportunity under these circumstances.

Egg donation or Egg donation.

Egg donation or egg donation is an assisted reproduction technique, very similar to IVF-In Vitro Fertilization treatment. More in this case, it will develop thanks to the selection of a voluntary donor, allowing that through their donation, another woman can fulfill the dream of becoming a mother.

It is one of the treatments with the highest success and effectiveness rates, resembling the treatment of in vitro fertilization and artificial insemination .

In this treatment, the donor gives some of her eggs, so that within the laboratory, it is possible to fertilize with the sperm of the patient's partner, or there is also the case where she can receive them from another donor, if she does not have a partner.

Requirements to donate eggs.

The general requirements that are legally requested in egg donation are the following:

  • You must be of legal age: over 18 years old and under 34 years old.
  • You must be in complete physical and mental health.
  • You cannot present a family history or personal history of any genetically transmitted disease.
  • You must be willing to undergo more than one appointment for medical and psychological evaluations.
  • You must have a complete and positive gynecological evaluation.
  • You cannot present a surgical history related to the area.
  • There can be no sexually transmitted diseases for any reason.

Selection process

For the selection process, Celagem takes into account the needs of the applicant woman, based on the study and compliance with the laws that govern our treatments, so that each process is carried out in a transparent and legal manner.

Once the woman collects certain requirements for egg donation, we proceed with the study of her psychological and medical history, where the type of blood, family and personal history and interviews that can provide our specialists with a concrete answer are contemplated. .

At the gynecological level, a complete examination is carried out, including ultrasound and the detection of the donor's ovarian reserve. Next, genetics are taken into account, each donor is evaluated in order to detect if it is a carrier for severe recessive diseases linked to the x chromosome, commonly known as hereditary diseases, which do not proceed at the time of donating eggs.

Genetics – Similar to parents.

When the method that is carried out during the reproductive assistance treatment is egg donation, parents tend to constantly question whether it will be possible for their child to maintain his physical characteristics or not. Once all the points evaluated in the selection are applied, our specialists focus on the study of a phenotypic or physical similarity of the donor with the patient, to achieve the physical similarity of their parents.

And this will not be the only determining factor, but also the epigenetics will be taken into account "beyond genetics", this term means that any barrier that creates disagreement for the choice of this method, collapses.

Epigenetics shows the ability of the pregnant mother to modify the genetic information of her child even when the egg is donated. And it is the communication between the pregnant mother and the embryo, moments before implantation occurs, being an exchange between the endometrium or endometrial fluid and the embryo.

In this way, the similarity in babies who received egg donation is explained.

Egg donation in Colombia

Colombia It is one of the main centers for Egg Donation treatment. It has our main headquarters in Celagem, located in the city of Bogotá, where we have a variety of specialists in gynecology, psychology, genetics, embryology, andrology and nursing.

Our fertility clinic in Colombia has the best in vitro laboratory in the country and Latin America, where you can perform the Ovodonation treatment, with high and low complexity diagnostic assessment and care.

Our doors are open to provide you with information and care from different means, focused on each Colombian and foreign patient and family, complying responsibly and professionally, supporting and advising each new family.

3 Tips for Getting an Egg Donation.

To achieve a real and positive vision of Egg Donation, we want to offer you the three main tips that you can consider when receiving or even donating eggs.

1. Focus on the goal that you will be a mother and that your child will have enough reasons to know that he was more than desired and loved.

Unlike other methods, the baby that you will carry in your arms, will carry your blood and epigenetic, since it has remained in contact with your uterus for nine months, like a normal pregnancy. In addition, by sharing its origin, it will know your desire and fight to have it.

2. The chances of having a healthy child will be higher.

The risk of any genetic disease, loses percentage in egg donation treatments, due to the different tests to which the eggs are subjected, which are focused on young and healthy women.

3. Perform the treatment when you are ready, inspired, prepared and answered with any questions At the time of treatment, ask yourself the why not? ¨ , and if you wish, rest assured that you are doing the right thing, before your dream and wish of your own family.

Remember that if you have questions or require any other information, you can go to our phones or directly to our Celagem center in Colombia, where you will be attended by specialists in the treatment of egg donation, in vitro fertilization, among other treatments.

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