Profile of Donor:
- Must be between the ages of 20 and 32.
- She should not have any marked physical characteristics, such as an unusual noise that might distinguish her.
- Donors can select according to the recipient’s race, colour and blood type; the donor’s intelligence level should be average or above average.
- There must be no physical restrictions against procedures such as controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and egg collection.
- A person who has known genetic diseases in the family or has lost a baby for unexplained reasons cannot be accepted into the program as a donor.
Egg collection does not reduce the oocytes available to the woman; the procedure does not affect the donor’s fertility and age of menopause onset. Therefore, her chances of achieving pregnancy will be no more after she donates her eggs.
Briefly, the donor goes through two main steps.
The first prepares the ovaries to stimulate increased egg production, and the second collects the eggs that develop.
The woman will start the drug regimen on the second or third day of menstruation; after approximately 8-12 days of stimulation, eggs will be collected and marks the end of the donor’s role in the process. After that, her eggs will be inseminated by the sperm obtained from the recipient’s husband, and the resulting embryos will be transferred to the recipient’s uterus.