Egg donors in Greece
All egg and sperm donors are anonymous, by law in Greece. As a result, large numbers of donors are available eliminating long waiting lists for treatment. So, most likely, your egg donation treatment can start straight away once a suitable donor is found.
Due to the anonymity law, only non-identifying information can be given to a recipient. However, you will have access to the physical characteristics of the donor as well as the age, country of origin, and level of education.
Greek law states that egg donors are thoroughly screened for infectious diseases and are only allowed to donate once certain blood tests have been completed. These include HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B and C. However, some IVF clinics will screen further to ensure your safety.
Egg donors at Newlife IVF center
At Newlife, for example, we undertake additional investigations. We investigate:
Furthermore, all of our donors are younger than 30 years old and of proven fertility which means that they already have had a pregnancy of their own. So you can be assured that having your donor egg IVF treatment at Newlife is as safe as it possibly can be.
High egg donation success rates in Greece
Due to the fact that there are many young women willing to donate their eggs, success rates for egg donation in Greece are high. At Newlife, we are proud of our egg donation success rates as they are well above the average reported by ESHRE for IVF clinics in Greece. We use the most sophisticated equipment and keep up-to-date with any new developments in fertility so that we can provide the best service to our patients.
How we coordinate our egg donation process abroad
We run a successful egg donation program, according to the National Legislation and the European Directives. All egg donor IVF cycles are fresh and each donor is prepared for one recipient. This means that a recipient will have a minimum guaranteed number of eggs (around 8-10). Using fresh eggs maximizes your chances of success.
Approximately, 80-90% of our egg donation patients have surplus good quality embryos to freeze. This means that if a cycle is not successful, a second attempt can be undertaken with the use of frozen embryos at a minimum cost and with a much shorter stay in Greece. Furthermore, freezing surplus embryos will mean that any subsequent frozen embryo transfers may result in a biological sibling.
Once you contact us to enquire about donor egg IVF treatment we will set up a call to either speak via telephone or Skype.
If you attend in person for your first consultation with us, we will be able to undertake some blood tests and also freeze a semen sample. This visit does not need to last more than a day so you can easily return home the same day if required.
Once we receive your blood groups and photographs we need approximately 2 months to find a suitable donor and then organise your cycle. There are no waiting lists for donors at Newlife. We will start you and your donor’s medications simultaneously.
Length of stay
The maximum number of days you need to stay in Greece is approximately 10 days. During that time you will not have to be bed ridden and can enjoy a lovely holiday in magical Greece.
Once egg collection has occurred and ICSI performed, we leave the embryos to develop in the laboratory. We check them at intervals to monitor which ones are growing normally. If a blastocyst transfer is deemed appropriate, then we leave the embryos to develop until day 5 post egg collection. Embryo transfer will occur on day 5 and we will also freeze any surplus good quality embryos at this time. You are then able to travel home.
Post treatment follow up
We will be in touch with you to find out if you are successful or not. We can also answer any questions or concerns you have about how you are feeling.
Egg Donation Costs
The package price for an egg donation treatment cycle does not include:
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