Egg donation

Egg donation

Human egg and embryo donation has evolved over the past 30 years into a relatively common proce-dure with high success rates exceeding 60% pregnancy rates.
It is applicable for couples where there is egg insufficiency, azoospermia or both.  
According to the Greek legislation donation is permitted as far as the recipient is up to 50 years old and the egg donor less than 35 years old. Two nice quality embryos are transferred. 
In our institution the egg donor is selected by a very fastidious procedure assuring the best and most safe source of eggs. The candidate egg donors pass through detailed physical, psychological, and medical investigations.
Great effort is exerted to match characteristics between donors and recipients.
The recipient usually has her uterus examined  to rule out any uterine pathology.
Then the uterus is primed with orally given hormones (estradiol) for two weeks to build up a receptive endometrium.
The so called ‘implantation window’ opens 3-4 days later by administering  the hormone progesterone and is lasting two days.  

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Egg Donation

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