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EGG DONATION

The Oocyte Donation Program is an innovative alternative for infertile couples that make it possible for infertile women, who for medical reasons do not have fertilizable eggs to carry and give birth to a child. The embryo is then transferred to the mother’s uterus.
This allows the woman to carry the child and experience pregnancy, birth and breast feeding i.e the joy of motherhood.
At ACME fertility we strictly adhere to the norms and work to excel in all aspects keeping patient’s safety and future implications on priority.

A. Who will benefit from Oocyte Donation :

  • 1. Women with elevated FSH/LH level who are in premature ovarian failure.
  • 2. Those with Chromosomal anomalies.
  • 3. Surgical menopause.
  • 4. Perimenopausal women with repeated IVF failures (own eggs)
  • 5. Women with very low ovarian reserve

B. Who is a suitable donor :

Woman, who is healthy, preferably married and less than 35 years age, with proven fertility can become an oocyte donor.

C. Procedure :

The process begins by synchronizing the menstrual cycles of the donor and recipient. The donor then undergoes a cycle of ovarian stimulation with the aim of producing as many eggs as possible. The recipient takes medication (Tab oestradiol valerate + pure progesterone) for 1-2 cycles prior to IVF when the formation of the endometrial lining is studied.

  • 1. When an adequate lining does form, the recipients are now ready to accept embryos.
  • 2. The cycles of the donor and recipient are then synchronized.
  • 3. The donor undergoes ovarian stimulation, using the GnRH Analog/FSH/HCG long protocol
  • 4. Oocytes are recovered by transvaginal USG guided aspiration 36 hours after Inj. HCG
  • 5. The recipient starts Inj. Gestone on the day after the donor receives HCG

The donor is then free to leave after ovum pick up. The eggs are collected and fertilized with sperm from the recipient’s partner. Resulting embryos are observed and the best chosen for transfer. Any other viable embryos are frozen for later attempts.

For female patients who have no viable eggs at all, or male patients who have no sperm, the option of egg or sperm donation offers a chance to still have a child of their own.


Sperm DONATION

The Semen Donation Program is an alternative for infertile couples that make it possible for infertile men, who for medical reasons do not have produce sperms to carry and give birth to a child. The embryo is then transferred to the mother’s uterus.
This allows the men to have a child and experience the joy of fatherhood.
At ACME fertility we strictly adhere to the norms and work to excel in all aspects keeping patient’s safety and future implications on priority.

A.Processes :

a.Screening Screening of the potential donors is done for genetic diseases, chromosomal abnormalities and sexually transmitted infections that may be transmitted through sperm. The screening procedure generally also includes a quarantine period, in which the samples are frozen and stored for at least 6 months after which the donor will be re-tested for the STIs. This is to ensure no new infections have been acquired or have developed during the period of donation. Providing the result is negative, the sperm samples can be released from quarantine and used In treatments. Children conceived through sperm donation have a birth defect rate of almost a fifth compared with the general population (that is much lesser than the general population)

b.Match the recipient and donor Essential points matched before insemination is skin color, hair color, eye color, blood group and ethnic origin.

c.Collection A sperm donor produces and collects sperm at a sperm bank or clinic by masturbation or during sexual intercourse with the use a collection condom.

d.Preparing the sperm ‘Wash’ the sperm sample to extract sperm from the rest of the material in the semen. A cryoprotectant semen extender is added if the sperm is to be placed in frozen storage in liquid nitrogen, and the sample is then frozen in a number of vials or straws. One sample will be divided into 1-20 vials or straws . Following the necessary quarantine period, the samples will be thawed and used to inseminate women through artificial insemination or other ART treatments.

B.Quarantine :

Eggs and sperm, like most human tissues, can carry diseases. Donors are completely tested for disease at the time of donation. Sperm are held in cryo-storage for six months. At the end of that time, the donor is retested. If that test proves negative, the gametes are considered disease-free. We quarantine donated sperm for six months before using it to fertilize eggs