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Who Needs Donor Eggs?

  • Premature ovarian failure, a condition in which menopause has started much earlier than usual, typically before age 40
  • Diminished ovarian reserve
  • Genetically transmitted diseases that could be passed on to next generation
  • Multiple IVF failures when the quality of eggs are compromised.

Selection Of Donor

Donors who are recruited for our programme are strictly selected according to the ICMR guidelines. Egg donors must apply to our egg donation program will go through an initial screening as well as some testing. Only the donor applicants who pass all these screening steps will be added to our egg donor program, and can be matched with a recipient couple. ESJAY – CRAFT egg donor program is very selective and we accept only those who fit according to the guidelines.

Donor Matching

When a couple decides to use donor eggs, a tentative donor egg match is made when a recipient decides to move forward with a specific donor. Our IVF coordinator will contact the egg donor to confirm her availability. If the egg donor is available for the recipient's desired time frame, and passes an FDA-required round of testing, an official match is made.

Ovarian Stimulation for the Egg Donor

The egg donor will be administered daily injections and the recipient's cycles are synchronized accordingly. During ovarian stimulation, the egg donors are monitored closely through blood tests and ultrasound, ensuring that the ovaries are responding well and not going into hyperstimulation.

Preparation of Recipient

On the recipient's side, a favorable uterine environment, especially an endometrium of at least 8 mm, is crucial in the success of a donor egg cycle. While the egg donor develops eggs for retrieval, the recipient takes estrogen and progesterone to prepare her endometrial lining for implantation.

Fertilization and Embryo Transfer for the Recipient

The retrieved eggs are fertilized with partner's or a donor's sperm. The embryos that result from this fertilization are incubated and graded. Normally, embryos are transferred into the recipient's uterus on day 3 after donor egg retrieval (on rare occasions on day 5). In rare cases, some recipients have difficulties in reaching minimal endometrial thickness and may require cryopreservation of embryos for transfer at a later date.


When donor sperm is needed?

  • Azoospermia - If male partner lacks sperm even with surgical retrival
  • Has a low sperm count or poor sperm quality who have financial constraints for ICSI
  • If male partner has a genetic disorder that has a chance of passing on to next generation.

How to Get Dnor Sperm?

Couple who wish to get a donor sperm will be registered in our donor programme.A potential sperm bank will be identified and the couple will be given a list of anonymous screened donors who are recruited from the sperm bank as per ICMR guidelines.

Donor Screening

Donor sperm samples are screened for a large number of viruses and genetic health conditions, including HIV. After screening, donor sperm samples are quarantined and frozen for six months before use.

This donor sperm is used for either insemination for IUI or for IVF-ICSI purpose.