Requirements for Oocyte Donors

In accordance with Order no. 67 of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, a recipient's relatives (acquaintances) or anonymous donors can become oocyte donors.  
Prior to becoming an oocyte donor, a woman gives her written informed consent to conduct the procedures of induction of superovulation and ovarian aspiration.

Every egg donor has specific requirements that are placed on them:

  • they should be between twenty and thirty-five years old;

  • they must have a healthy child of their own;

  • they must be in good health;

  • they must show no pronounced phenotypic manifestations.

Prior to becoming an egg donor, a woman must undergo a required medical examination that includes:

  • blood grouping and Rh typing;

  • report by a primary care physician (therapist) on the woman's health status and confirmation of absence of any contraindications for surgical intervention (such a document is valid for one  year);

  • report by a psychiatrist (given once);

  • medical genetic examination (when indicated);

  • ECG (results are valid for one year);

  • fluorography (results are valid for one year);

  • gynecological examination (conducted prior to every attempt to induce superovulation);

  • urinalysis (conducted prior to every attempt to induce superovulation);

  • blood analyses: complete blood count, blood chemistry test and coagulability test (conducted every time prior to the induction of superovulation);

  • blood tests for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C (results are valid for three months);

  • urethral and cervical culture, as well as determination of the degree of vaginal cleanliness (conducted prior to every attempt to induce superovulation);

  • examination to screen for such infections as gonorrhea, ureaplasmosis, mycoplasmosis,  cytomegalovirus, chlamydiosis, genital herpes (results are valid for six months);  

  • cytological screening of a pap smear.

In conclusion, we would like to answer some questions that are most frequently asked by women that contact our company with the intention of becoming egg donors. 

Question: When I become an egg donor, how many oocytes will be taken from me during aspiration?
Answer: Twelve to fifteen oocytes on average. 

Question: Will the child's biological parents be given my contact information?
Answer: That is out of the question.  Biological parents do not have access to an oocyte donor's contact information.  An egg donor will likewise be unable to obtain a recipient's contact information. 

Question: If I become an oocyte donor, will I need my husband's written consent? 
Answer: No, a spouse's written consent is not required for becoming an egg donor.   

Our company is the leader among medical centres that provide egg donorship services in Russia.

You can obtain more specific information about everything related to this matter over the phone:
007 495 215-55-44.
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