IVF with Egg Donor

Blastocyst Guarantee

Genetic testing for 303 recessive genes

Fresh and Frozen donation program

All ethnic groups available

About the treatment

IVF with Egg Donor treatment is a fertility option designed to assist individuals and couples struggling with infertility, where the intended mother cannot produce viable eggs. This procedure involves the use of donated eggs from a carefully screened and healthy donor. The donor eggs are fertilized with the partner’s or donor’s sperm in a laboratory setting, creating embryos.

These embryos are then transferred into the recipient’s uterus, increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy. IVF with Egg Donor treatment offers hope to those facing egg-related fertility challenges, providing a pathway to parenthood by utilizing healthy and high-quality donor eggs

IVF with egg donor

Who can benefit from this treatment?

IVF with Egg Donor is used by women who are unable to use their own eggs to have a baby. These are some of the reasons a woman would need to use Egg Donation.

  • Primary ovarian failure or menopause
  • Ovarian damage following surgery, radiation or chemotherapy
  • An inheritable genetic disorder
  • Repeated failure to respond to ovarian stimulation in an IVF program

Success Rates

Our pregnancy rates for IVF treatments using fresh and frozen donor eggs in 2019 were 79%. The graph on the right demonstrates our pregnancy success rates over the years for Pedieos IVF, using fresh and frozen eggs. We are comparing our results to the latest pregnancy rates released by SART (Society For Assisted Reproductive Technology) in the USA (2018) which combines the reported results from all centers in the US performing IVF treatments with fresh and frozen donor eggs.

Pedieos IVF Center

2019

79%

2018

61%

2017

59%

2016

62%

SART (US)

2018

50%

Our Donors

We have a diverse pool of donor ethnicities sourced from many different parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, therefore we are confident you will find what you are looking for. Donors go through a very strict screening process that complies with the EU Tissues and Cells Directive, Health Canada, FDA (USA), and the HFEA in the UK (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority). It includes:

  • Physical assessment
  • AMH testing for the hormonal level of fertility
  • Screening questionnaire including their own medical history and their family
  • STDs Psychological evaluation Genetic testing for 303+ genes.

This level of genetic testing is one of the most advanced in the world in egg donation treatment

Find an egg donor

GENETIC TESTING

The most advanced standards in the field

At Pedieos IVF Center, we are committed to utilizing the most advanced techniques and technologies to provide you with the best possible experience and outcomes. Your well-being and success are our top priorities, and we take every measure to ensure that your journey is supported by the highest standards of care.

Our comprehensive genetic testing represents one of the most advanced standards in the field of egg donation treatment. Identifying mutations potentially predisposing to genetic conditions helps us make well-informed decisions, reduce the risk of hereditary conditions, and provide a higher level of confidence in the donation selection process.

Testing for 303+ Recessive Genes

All our donors undergo testing via qGenomics qCarrier Auto Panel to identify mutations in up to 303 genes, including genes encoding for conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Fragile X Syndrome, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), along with multiple types of hemoglobinopathies.

Karyotyping

Karyotyping allows us to examine the structure and number of chromosomes in a donor’s cells, helping to identify any potential chromosomal abnormalities. This crucial step adds an extra layer of thoroughness to our screening process and further enhances the quality and reliability of the egg donation treatment.

Indefinite access to donor DNA

Something that we believe is unique to our egg bank is that we keep DNA samples for all donors indefinitely, allowing us to perform additional tests in the future if necessary.

History

Pedieos IVF Center has been involved with ovum donation from the beginning of its IVF history. In a breakthrough success the Guiness book of World Records published our achievement in 1992

Oldest mother to have delivered following IVF: A Woman aged 49 years 54 days (b. Cyprus) gave birth by Caesarean section to a baby girl 2850 g 101 oz in October 1990. The fertilized egg had been implanded in the patient’s womb under the supervision of Dr Krinos Trokoudes, Director of the Pedieos IVF Center in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Packages & Guarantees

We offer the below packages and guarantees, provided that the sperm used meets the World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria for normality.

BASIC

2 BLASTOCYSTS

Genetic Testing - 0 genes

LITE

2 BLASTOCYSTS

Genetic Testing - 3 genes

MOST POPULAR

STANDARD

2 BLASTOCYSTS

Genetic Testing - 303+ genes

  • If fewer blastocysts are formed than what is guaranteed, we will replace the eggs up to two times in an attempt to meet the Worldwide Guarantee.
  • The replacement eggs can be from the same donor (subject to availability) or a new donor. If no
    more eggs from the same donor are available, the matching process will restart to find the best
    possible alternative.
  • In the unlikely case that no blastocysts are formed, the patient receives full reimbursement and has no financial obligation toward Pedieos IVF Center.
  • When the guarantee is for 1 or 2 blastocysts or Day-3 embryos, this is the minimum we guarantee, but of course, there could be more embryos created. If more embryos than the guaranteed number are created, they will of course be offered to the recipient at no extra charge.

Included

  • Administration
  • Cycle coordination
  • Donor monitoring and preparation
  • Donor’s medication and compensation
  • Egg collection and anaesthesia
  • Sperm preparation
  • Embryo fertilisation and culture (ICSI if needed)
  • First Embryo transfer
  • 1st pregnancy test (Quantitative hCG)

Not included

  • Recipient’s blood work
  • Recipient monitoring and preparation
  • Recipient’s medication

Optional Services

  • Genetic testing for sperm provider
  • Sperm analysis
  • Embryo biopsy (PGT)
  • Embryo freezing & storage of extra embryos
  • Frozen Embryo Transfers of extra embryos

Anonymity

All countries have different rules and regulations regarding anonymity for IVF with Egg Donor treatment. In countries that require donors to be anonymous, the offspring and parents do not have access to the donor’s identity at any point in time. With non-anonymous donors (or open donors) the offspring (but not the parents) can request for the donor’s identifying information at a certain age (14, 16, or 18 according to the country).

Sperm and egg banks around the world are obligated to follow the rules of each country when they ship gametes to be used for embryo creation and transfer. Patients treated in Cyprus must comply with anonymous donation rules.

Egg donation Anonymity
IVF with Egg donor

Age Limit

The age limit for IVF with Egg Donor is 50 years old. An application to the Board of Medically Assisted Reproduction can be made for women above this age for exemption.

Our Process

IVF with egg donor

1. Donor – Recipient Matching

a. Phenotype Matching. You can now look for your own donor on our online database to find the perfect match based on your requirements. There are extensive filters that will help you find a donor that is suitable for you.

Access Donor Database

Alternatively, if you want one of our coordinators to find you a donor, you can fill out this form –  Form 2, detailing your own characteristics as well as the desired characteristics of the donor. This information, along with a few photos of yourselves will help the coordinator find the perfect donor match for you. A dedicated coordinator will send you the best-matching Donor Profiles to review. If you are not fully satisfied with the donors provided, the coordinator will continue to provide additional options for you until a donor is selected.

b. Genotype Matching. All our donors are tested for 303 recessive genes. The sperm provider can also be tested for the same number of genes in order to avoid the development of an embryo with any of the 303 genetic diseases. This today is the ultimate of genetic testing in ovum donation treatment.

Egg donation Preparation

2. Preparation

If you decide to use fresh eggs, your cycle and that of the donor’s will be synchronised and stimulation will begin. This can be done under the supervision of our doctors at Pedieos IVF and the doctors at your local fertility center.

If you are using frozen eggs, you can start the preparation without the need of synchronisation with the donor.

Fertilisation & Embryo Transfer

3. Fertilisation & Embryo Transfer

The intended parents come to Cyprus for 3-5 days. We take the fresh sperm sample and inseminate the donor eggs. Embryo development takes 3-5 days, at which point we perform the embryo transfer to place them in your womb. If the sperm provider is not able to travel, or the woman recipient wishes to come to Cyprus for a shorter period, we can coordinate with your clinic to freeze and ship the sperm before you arrive to Cyprus. That way, the embryos will already be developed so you can come to our clinic only on the day of embryo transfer, thus saving significant traveling time.

Contact us

Email: coord@pedieosivf.com.cy
Phone: +357 22670850
Give us a call or drop by anytime, we endeavour to answer all enquiries within 24 hours on business days.