Egg donation is using the eggs of a preselected donor then fertilizing them by the sperm of the woman’s husband then transferring the embryo to the woman’s uterus.
Egg donation is an effective treatment for infertility caused by decreased ovarian function. This is a problem that can occur at any age but is much more common in women above 39 years old. Fortunately, for women unable to conceive using their own eggs, donor eggs offer the highest pregnancy and delivery rates of any fertility treatment and still allows a woman to carry a child.
Who needs egg donation?
Donor egg IVF is generally used in women with significantly diminished egg quantity and quality (poor ovarian reserve) or having high FSH and low AMH. This includes women with:
Advanced female age, such as over age 40
Premature ovarian failure (early menopause)
Very poor egg quality
Poor response to ovarian stimulation
High day 3, Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels and low AMH levels
Very low follicle counts on ultrasound
You can bring your own donor,
Or we will offer you an anonymous donor:
We have donors, who passed medical history selection and blood tests for different transmitted diseases such as Thalassemia, Hepatitis B, HIV, blood group and others. They are anonymous. You can know the characteristics of the donors, age, skin color, weight, height, eyes, hair, but cannot see them. The husband has to be in the clinic on the day of the pickup of the donor's eggs.
We use only fresh preselected eggs (oocytes) from already screened and selected donors.
How it happens for international patients?
If we start preparing you in the country where you live, you have to be in Lebanon for about 1 week only. We transfer the embryos 3 - 5 days after the pickup and the fertilization of the donor’s eggs by your husband’s sperm. We can make transfer at stage of Blastocyst (Day 5) or day 3 depending on each case.You have to have bed rest for 3 days after the embryo transfer. Then you can fly back.