A woman can provide one or more eggs (usually between 10 and 15) for the assisted reproduction or biomedical research. These are fertilized in the lab first and then replaced in the uterus of the recipient.
Egg donation a boon in fertility treatmentIn vitro fertilization (IVF) is settling down pretty well in infertile couples. Egg donation isone of the treatments under IVF infertility treatments. This is an option when the femaleis infertile. A woman can provide one or more eggs (usually between 10 and 15) for theassisted reproduction or biomedical research. These are fertilized in the lab first andthen replaced in the uterus of the recipient.What is egg donation?In this process the eggs are retrieved from the donor’s body and sperms from therecipient’s husband’s body. The sperms are inserted in the egg and then fertilized in thelab till an early embryo stage with stimulants and then inserted into the recipient’swomb which is prepared under lab underlining beforehand with injections and othermeasures. During this process administration of birth control pills is on. The cycles ofboth the donor and the recipient have to match hence, prior to the egg donationprocess the analysis and matching of both the cycles is done with ultra sound tests andblood tests. The donor is given follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) which increase therate of egg production and mature eggs. This process is done only after taking care ofall the medical fundamentals and requirements.Who can donate eggs?The selection of a donor is done after taking into account some major point: Medical tests: General health tests are made. The donor has to undergo certain screening to understand if she is capable or suitable for nurturing the egg. Pelvic examinations, checking the hormone levels, uterus and ovaries examinations. Inherited diseases: If she has any kind of inherited diseases like surgical complications, birth defects, heart troubles, genetic disorders, etc. Infection tests: Here the donor is checked for peculiar infections and diseases. Psychological check-up: The mental state of the donor is an important factor. It is verified weather the mental health of the donor is efficient for this step. Age factor: The donor should be young. The age should be less than 33 years.Benefits:
This is the most successful technique in IVF treatment. Women in huge numbers havebeen able to successfully give birth to kids. Women after the stage of menopause havebeen able to be pregnant. The women in age group of 50-55 have made thisaccomplishment. The oldest woman pregnant is 69 years old.