Egg recipients and donors

Egg recipients

We define as egg recipients all those patients who need eggs from another woman because they cannot conceive with their own due to a lack of them or poor quality. The women who need this technique can be divided into two large groups:

  1. Women without ovarian failure
  2. Women with ovarian failure

1. Women without ovarian failure

In this group we include:

  • Women with primary ovarian failure. Generally these women are affected by gonadal dysgenesis due to either numerical or structural chromosomal alteration.
  • Women affected by early menopause (under 40) independent of the cause.
  • Menopausal women. EUGIN considers that women under 45 can undergo this technique. Regarding women who are between 45 and 50, each case has to be previously considered and evaluated individually.

2. Women with ovarian failure

In this group we include:

  • Women with genetic anomalies whose own eggs should not be used in order to avoid pathologies in their children.
  • Women with several failed IVF attempts due to a low ovarian response, fertilisation or gestation failure after two or three tries (implantation failure).
  • Women with hidden ovarian failure. These women need Assisted Reproduction techniques as their basal hormonal level is altered which may indicte low ovarian stimulation response for IVF.
  • Women affected by repeated miscarriages which are caused by a genetic factor.

Egg donor

These are women who anonymously and altruistically offer their eggs to other women who need them. The donors have to meet the following criteria:

  • To be between 18 and 35 years old.
  • To not have any sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s): lues, hepatitis B and C, HIV, Chlamydia and gonococcus.
  • To be free of any family illnesses which are passed on genetically.
  • To be in good psychophysical health.