EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
FOR THE DONATION PROCESS
Sperm and egg donation is an alternative solution to the problem of men and women respectively, who are unable to have children with their own genetic material. Factors responsible for infertility can vary depending on gender, age, heredity or due to cases of serious illness, the medication that affects the health of the children to be born, the state of health after certain surgeries, but also premature menopause in women as well as the absence of sperm in men. A necessary condition in any deed of donation is the preservation of the anonymity of donors and recipients for both 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 come from egg donation programs. Egg donation has proven to be very successful, with pregnancy rates that can reach up to 78% per attempt. The only available treatment for women who can not produce their own eggs, is also addressed to women who have made many attempts at in vitro fertilization without success or are in menopause (without a period) and want to become mothers. In our clinic, there is an ongoing egg donation program, based on a bank of donors who wish to donate their eggs anonymously. The decision of most women to become donors 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 or reduced / low, quantity / quality of eggs.
What you should know:
- Candidate egg donors, according to Greek legislation, are anonymous and are required to sign the special consent documents.
- Each donor undergoes a series of examinations for a detailed medical and psychological examination in order to determine both her good health and whether she will be able to respond properly to treatment.
- The Medimall IVF Clinic Egg Donation Program is based on equal treatment of both the recipient and the donor. That is, 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, fill out the contact form here
Like egg donation, sperm donation is an act of altruism and social contribution. It aims to give to couples who are unable to have children a valuable gift of life: starting a family. Participation in the sperm donation program is also voluntary and is not remunerated (article 8 of law 3305/2005). Sperm donors are reimbursed for expenses related to travel and absence from work for their presence at the Sperm Bank, in order to have their health checked through special examinations before receiving the sperm.
What you should know:
- Candidate sperm donors, according to Greek legislation, are anonymous and are required to sign special consent documents.
- Each donor undergoes a series of examinations for a detailed medical and psychological examination in order to determine his good health.
If you are between 18 and 32 years old and wish to become a sperm donor, fill out the contact form here
THE PROCESS OF EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATE DONORS IN OUR CLINIC
Candidates after completing the relevant contact form, come to the clinic by appointment for a personal interview. On the same day, they will undergo a series of examinations and tests which will certify the integrity of their physical and mental health and their mental clarity. At the same time, they will complete their written consent for participation in the donation program and the relevant responsible statement for the truth and accuracy of the information they record.
After a period of 3 weeks, the results of all the examinations are completed, at which point their right to participate in the genetic donation programs of the Medimall IVF Clinic is 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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