What Is Oocyte Donation?
For women whose eggs are not healthy or resilient enough to achieve a pregnancy, an oocyte donation programme may be a recommended path to conception. On Cloudnine, our superior third-party reproduction programme matches you with healthy, fertile and young donors who exhibit similar physical characteristics and features to you. The oocyte donation programme never exposes you to potential donors, ensuring an enduring wall of anonymity and confidentiality for both parties. A recommended donor is screened for infections like HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and syphilis at the very outset.
Why Choose Oocyte Donation?
Oocyte donation on Cloudnine is a skilfully tailored programme that connects you with donors who are healthy and young, with a proven fertility record.
All our oocyte donors are carefully handpicked based on a range of fertility criteria, with the most significant being age. Members of our donor pool are all younger than 30 years.
All our donors have produced at least one healthy child in the past. Further, a donor's fertility potential is reviewed by a spate of scans and blood tests.
Donor and recipient profiles remain confidential and anonymous through a donor programme, protecting your identity, and theirs, at every stage.
The donor match process is a meticulous, methodical process that seeks to link a donor and a recipient based on physical likening.
As a first step, a selected donor is screened for infections like HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and syphilis.
Is Oocyte Donation Right for Me?
An oocyte donation programme is particularly suited for older women, women with premature ovarian failure, a genetic predisposition or repeated failed in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles owing to subpar eggs. That said, oocyte donation is pointed at a broad spectrum of subfertile and infertile women, and may be recommended to you if traditional interventions are unsuccessful. On Cloudnine, our oocyte donation programmes are strictly aligned with the guidelines laid out by the Indian Council of Medical Research. In light of this, a donor and a recipient remain anonymous to each other through the programme and beyond. Also, at the outset, an egg donor and her husband are mandatorily asked to sign a contract-cum-consent form with Cloudnine. Consequently, the donor and her husband lose all rights over donated eggs as well as any resultant children produced thereafter.
What Are the Steps of Oocyte Donation?
Cloudnine partners with a network of assisted reproductive technology banks for its oocyte donation programme. The oocyte donation programme follows the steps outlined below.
Once you opt for an oocyte donation programme, your doctor will specially select a donor who matches your clinical and physical attributes.
Your potential donor's fertility potential is evaluated based on scans and blood investigations. These tests help to rule out the possibility of medical conditions and infections.
Upon exhibiting adequate fertility potential, your anonymous donor is administered daily injections to induce ovulation.
While your donor prepares to release eggs, your uterus is readied for embryo transfer through a course of medications aimed at building the uterine lining.
As a final step, your donor's eggs are collected and artificially inseminated with your husband's sperm. Embryos produced in the laboratory through this process are then transferred to your uterus.
What Are the Risks of Oocyte Donation?
Oocyte donation is a plain-sailing process that seldom results in by-products or symptoms.