If you find yourself in a situation where you require the donation of biological material, you’ll need to consider whether to opt for an anonymous or non-anonymous donor. If you choose the non-anonymous option, you give the child the opportunity to learn the identity of the biological donor once the child has reached a certain age. Anonymous donation, also called closed donation, removes the option of meeting the biological donor.
If a woman’s eggs are not viable because of a prior illness, menopause, advanced age, genetic disorder, or any other reason, eggs from a donor could be a solution. It’s also a viable solution if you are a single man or gay couple that would like to have a child using your own sperm and then have a surrogate carry the child to term.
This is a specific case where reproductive medicine helps the recipient of a donated egg to become pregnant. It’s a safe method and gives women the chance to carry and give birth to a child. Egg donation is quite heavily regulated throughout Europe and the US and it’s important to be well-aware of all regulations. Today, many IVF clinics and egg banks go to great lengths to perform the most rigorous and comprehensive screening and genetic testing in order to reduce the risk of transmission of autosomal recessive genetic diseases. Egg donation has proven to help many, couples and singles, male and female, straight and gay, to realize their dream of completing their families.
Sperm donation is a modern reproductive method used to overcome the unfortunate situation when functional male reproductive cells are lacking. An IUI or an IVF treatment is usually applied after the selection of donor sperm. These situations can differ greatly, but sometimes couples simply cannot become pregnant with the male partner’s sperm for a myriad of reasons that can include genetic and mechanical obstacles or chemotherapy damage. Lesbian couples or single women can also use sperm from a donor to complete fertilization.
Contact us to discuss all the possibilities of egg and sperm donation. We are there to show you all the options available in your specific situation.