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Egg Donation

The egg donation is the process by which a woman donates eggs for purposes of assisted reproduction or biomedical research. These oocytes are inseminated with sperm from the recipient's partner or sperm donor. Generated embryos are transferred to the uterus of the recipient woman in order to achieve pregnancy. The receipt of oocyte is a secret and anonymous act that is done in women where it is scientifically and clinically indicated. The origin of donated oocytes can be:
  • Oocytes received from a donor subject to an ovarian stimulation procedure simultaneos to the endometrial preparation of the recipient.
  • Frozen oocytes from a donor.

Egg donation step by step

The egg donor recipient woman must do a previous hormone treatment in order to properly prepare the endometrium for implantation of the embryos.
This treatment should be individualized as appropriate. Generally it consists of a phase of pituitary inhibition by an injected medication, and oral estrogen therapy or patches to grow the endometrium. In some cases the pituitary inhibition phase is not necessary.

After about 10-14 days of endometrial preparation, gynecological ultrasound will be performed to verify that the thickness and appearance of the endometrium is the right to receive the donation. Once the endometrium is suitable, the recipient woman must wait until the donor has completed the stimulation or, if vitrified donor eggs, until embryo transfer is planned.

After obtaining the gametes, the most appropriate assited reproduction treatment indicated for each case: IVF or ICSI is performed in the laboratory. In case of in vitro fertilization (IVF) performed, oocytes and sperm grown in the laboratory together in favorable conditions for its fertilization. If instead intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is performed, a sperm selected from a morphological point of view is injected into each oocyte.s.
The day after IVF or ICSI the number of fertilized oocytes or pre-embryos is determined. These will be kept on the laboratory for a period of 2-6 days after which we will proceed to embryo transfer.
The embryo or embryos with better morphological characteristics are inserted via a thin catheter into the uterus. It is a short and quick process, without causing any discomfort and without requiring an anaesthesia procedure. The number of pre-embryos transferred to the uterus depend on the clinical history of the patient or partner, not being recommended with this technique the transfer of more than 2 embryos and will never transfer more than 3. The patients will receive the necessary information from the biomedical team to decide the number of embryos to be transferred, with the intention of obtaining pregnancy and avoid possible multiple gestation.

The pregnancy test is performed 12 days after embryo transfer. Ultrasound is scheduled two weeks after a positive pregnancy test to confirm pregnancy in progress.

What are the indications?
The most common indications are:
  • Premature ovarian failure or secondary to surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • Genetic alterations in endowment of gametes.
  • Serious hereditary and maternal genetic diseases.
  • Repeated previous failure of assisted reproduction by insufficient response to ovarian stimulation.
  • Repeated failure of embryo implantation.

Budget Egg Donation

Previous Study
Endometrial Preparation
Preparation of Donor
Follicular Puncture of Donor
Post Transfer

*The price with donor sperm increases € 360
Services included
Case-oriented consultation and planning stage
Selection, authorisation and synchronisation of the donor
Ultrasound scans (unlimited)
Hormonal controls (unlimited)
Ultrasound scans (unlimited)
Hormonal controls (unlimited)
Puncture - follicular aspiration
Anaesthesia - sedation
Rest in clinic
Laboratory Procedures
Embryo culture (day 0-6) to blastocyst
Embryo transfer (1 or 2 embryos)
Rest in clinic
Surplus embryos vitrification (unlimited)
BHCG - analytical detection pregnancy (unlimited)
Check results
Vitrified embryos maintenance for 2 years
Amount     6.585€
Donor Medication     1.200€
Total Amount    7.785€
  • Fixed Price: This budget has a fixed price. In some cases it maybe necessary to provide a medical prescription, a service and / or additional evidence not included in the budget, but you would always be told in advance.
  • Validity: The validity of this budget is 6 months, from the date of visit.
  • Medication: By law, the medication is not included and is borne by the patient.
  • If an embryonic devitrification is needed (if not pregnant on the first attempt), an additional cost of € 1650 is required.
  • Cancellation by the patient: In case of cancellation of treatment, the patient must pay the costs incurred until the stopping of such treatment.
  • After the first 2 years from the pre-embryonic freezing: The patient must decide whether to allocate any of embryos legally authorised applications, or, if instead you want to pay the embryo maintenance fee. Which is the amount of € 395 per year.
  • If you need sperm freezing, it will have an additional amount of € 205.00
  • A minimum of 8 mature donor oocytes are guaranteed.

  • We guarantee at least 2 blastocyst-stage embryos. In the event this is not so and should treatment be repeated, the patient will only have to pay for donor medication and transfer fee, the remaining costs will be covered by the clinic. (This warranty does not apply in case of male factor infertility).

About IGIN Institute

IGIN Institute is a medical centre specialising in gynecology and assisted reproduction.
With its head office in Bilbao, in a modern infrastructure that provides its services using the latest technology without underestimating the human connection.