Frequently Asked Questions on Donor Egg IVF

Frequently Asked Questions on Donor Egg IVF

2008-2018 Donor Egg IVF Success Rates (Pregnancy) at EmBIO


Embryo Transfers

Clinical Pregnancies

Clinical Pregnancy Rate
per Embryo Transfer

2018 708 488 69%
2017 678 435 68%
2016 641 455 68%
2015 628 433 69%
2014 608 395 65%
2013 510 360 70,6%
2012 490 338 69%
2011 503 350 70%
2010 449 291 65%
2009 358 243 68%
2008 309 191 62%

IVF Age Limit in Greece

Our current age limit is 50 years.

Read Karin's story about becoming a mother of twins at 50!


50-year-old Anna's story about her donor egg little girl

Who can be an egg recipient?

In general, any woman with a medical or genetic indication for using an egg donor can be a recipient, if there are no medical contraindications to pregnancy. The decision of using donor eggs for IVF is made in association with our staff and consultants. If a male factor exists, donor egg IVF with ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection into the eggs) is also available.

Who are the IVF egg donors?

We have made a huge effort to provide a large selection of screened donors. They are primarily recruited from colleges and suburban communities, including many young women with high level educations. Information available to you on all donors includes physical characteristics (height, weight, hair colour and type, body build, and blood type), ethnic background, educational record, occupation, special interests and audio interviews.

How is the donor egg IVF procedure done?

Recipient couples are asked to select one or more donors whom they find suitable. One of the selected egg donors will be offered to a recipient couple upon availability of the egg donor. Final approval of the specific selection is always made by the recipient couple. The Institute staff will coordinate the cycles of the donor and recipient to accomplish fresh embryo transfer whenever possible. Synchronization of cycles includes using a series of medications to facilitate a hospitable uterine environment for transfer of embryos. All viable eggs produced in a single donor cycle are inseminated, and all embryos belong to the recipient couple. If there are embryos in excess of the number for safe transfer, cryopreservation of additional embryos is available and is strongly advised. Cryopreserved embryos can be used for subsequent attempts at pregnancy whether or not the fresh transfer is successful.

How much does Egg Donation cost? (What is the cost of donor egg IVF at EmBIO?

A detailed description of financial options is enclosed. EmBIO’s financial counsellors would be pleased to talk with you about which Donor Egg IVF program is best for you.

EmBIO’s donor egg IVF coordinator is available to answer your questions, arrange a telephone or on-site appointment or provide you with additional information on any aspect of EmBIO's donor egg programme. To reach the donor egg IVF coordinator, please call +30-6973882675.

Is gender selection an option?

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is available on-site at EmBIO Institute, which has one of the world’s largest and most experienced PGD laboratories. PGD is a form of prenatal diagnosis performed on early embryos prior to implantation in the uterus and initiation of pregnancy. PGD can be used to prevent disease.

Will the egg donation be anonymous?

Yes, always in accordance with national regulations that apply.

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