OUR OVA BANK
Medimall IVF Clinic’s ova bank wants to contribute to the increased ovary demand by offering top-notch services either at its own clinic or at clinics wishing to have readily available high quality and thoroughly tested genetic material. If egg donation is the only way for you to have a baby —like thousands of other women, who for many different reasons turned to egg donation— Medimall IVF Clinic is at your service. We give you the chance to obtain eggs from dozens of different women with characteristics, blood type, and other personal features similar to your own. Considering that each year approximately 1,500 babies are born from oocyte donation, and that more than 1,000,000 children around the world are born thanks to this particular method, the choice is clear.
The Medimall IVF Clinic Ovum Bank
Following the framework and standards set by European legislation, Μedimall ΙVF Clinic Ovum bank is offering a range of benefits, that make it one of the leaders in the service of all those needing oocyte donation. We implement Commission directive 2015/565 on the structure of the Single European Code (SEC) on human tissues and cells.
Why choose us:
- We provide high quality cryopreserved eggs.
- We choose our donors by using both clinical and genetic tests, as well as personality and psychological tests.
- We ensure optimal conditions for the cryopreservation, storage, and transfer of the eggs.
- We guarantee the anonymity of the egg donors.
- While we ensure total anonymity of the donors, we can also provide full traceability for each of the ova, should it be required through legal means.
- Each donor only provides a certain number of eggs. This number is calculated by the children born from the same donor and is defined by law at 6. We monitor the progress of each ovum, from the moment it is donated to its fertilization, to the successful outcome of the IVF and the birth of the baby.
Our efforts in improving IVF quality standards are formally recognised with an ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Cryopreservation bank licence
The Medimall IVF Clinic ova bank is recognized under law (license number: 334 / 09-05-2017) by the Hellenic Health Authorities (HACCP) as an authorized Cryopreservation Bank for the distribution of genetic material to hospitals and clinics, both in Greece and abroad.
Medically Assisted Reproduction Unit licence
The Medimall IVF Clinic is a medically assisted reproduction unit recognized under law (No. 332 / 09-05-2017) by the Greek Health Authorities (HEI).
Ovaries as if they were your own!
We have at your disposal ovaries from dozens of female phenotypes, so you can choose between different characteristics, such as race, body type, ethnicity or blood group.
Here, at Mediamall IVF Clinic Ovum Bank, we pay special attention to the time that flies by and we recognize the importance of good timing. For this reason, we make sure the elapsed time from the moment of your selection of the desired phenotype until the moment the corresponding ova will be available either at our clinic or at the clinic of your choice, does not exceed 15-20 days.
Once eggs are collected from the donor, they are frozen at a very low temperature using the vitrification method, which achieves very good survival rates after thawing and, as a result, high pregnancy rates. The ova are then placed in solutions with special cryoprotectants, and they are frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -196ºC. It is worth stressing that children born of thawed eggs do not differ from those of the IVF process using fresh eggs.
Fertility rates averaging 80%
We are proud of the high success rates of our cryopreserved oocytes. These are due to both the meticulous fertility tests undertaken by our donors as well as the whole collection and preservation process exclusively by gynaecologists and biologists with certified knowledge and experience in assisted reproduction.
The transportation of each lot of ova is carried out by a specialized courier company inside specially designed dry-shippers, where the insulating inner wrapping is immersed in liquid nitrogen leaving the interior dry. The transportation is made by air to all four corners of the world, while on the outside of the container there is an indication that it contains genetic material with the recipient’s data recorded on both the container as well as on the accompanying documents.