EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT THE DONATION PROCESS
Sperm and egg donation is an alternative solution to the problem of men and women, who are unable to have children with their own genetic material. Factors responsible for infertility vary depending on the gender, age, heredity, or due to cases of:
- serious illness
- medication that affects the health of the children to be born
- state of health after certain surgeries
- premature menopause in women
- lack of healthy sperm or total absence of sperm in men.
A prerequisite for any act of donation is the anonymity of both donors and recipients for the present and the future, which is protected by the current Greek and European legal framework.
Every year 1,500 children are born in our country by conception through egg donation, while today, more than one million children worldwide are born from egg donation programs. Egg donation has proven to be very successful, with pregnancy rates that can reach up to 78% per attempt. At the same time, it is the only available treatment for women who cannot produce their own eggs, it is also addressed to women who have made many attempts of in vitro fertilization without success or are in menopause (without a period) and would like to become mothers. In our clinic, there is an ongoing egg donation program, based on a bank of donors who wish to offer their eggs anonymously. The decision of becoming a donor for most of the women stems from the desire to help other couples realize their dream of becoming parents and under Greek law, receive compensation for their medicines and expenses. Thanks to this program, a significant number of infertile couples have been helped due to their lack of reduced / low quantity/quality of eggs.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Candidate egg donors remain anonymous, according to the Greek legislation, and they ought to sign the special consent documents.
- Each donor undergoes a series of medical and psychological tests to confirm both her good health and see whether she will be able to respond properly to the treatment.
- The Medimall IVF Clinic Egg Donation Program is based on equal treatment of both the recipient and the donor. Both groups of women are offered the same personalized treatment and care throughout the program.
If you are between 18 and 32 years old and wish to become an egg donor, please fill out the contact form here
Like egg donation, it is an act of altruism and social contribution. It aims to give infertile couples a valuable gift a family. Participation in the sperm donation program is also voluntary and is not remunerated (article 8 of law 3305/2005). Sperm donors are compensated only for expenses related to travel and absence from work to be able to come at the Sperm Bank, and for having their health checked through special examinations before giving the sperm.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Candidate sperm donors remain anonymous, according to the Greek legislation and they ought to sign the special consent documents.
- Each donor undergoes a series of medical and psychological tests in order to confirm his good health.
If you are between 18 and 32 years old and wish to become a sperm donor, please fill out the contact form here
THE PROCESS OF EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATE DONORS IN OUR CLINIC
After completing the relevant contact form, candidates come by to the clinic with an appointment for a personal interview. On that day, they do a series of examinations and tests which certify the integrity of their physical and mental health and their mental clarity. At the same time, they sign officially their written consent to participate in the donation program and the responsible statement needed for the truth and accuracy of the information they give.
After 3 weeks, all the results of the tests are ready. At that point, their right to participate in the genetic donation programs of Medimall IVF Clinic has been certified.
It is worth mentioning that all medical, laboratory, pharmaceutical and nursing expenses before, during and after receiving the genetic material (which relate to this procedure) are fully covered. Also covered are the travel and accommodation expenses of the donors, any positive damage due to their abstention from work, and compensation for their biological stress. According to decisions of EAYA, in the egg donor the total amount for the expenses of travel, accommodation, as well as the compensation for her biological strain, is not allowed to exceed the amount of 1,200 euros. Respectively, the amount for the travel and accommodation expenses of the sperm donor, may not exceed 200 euros.
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