10 Things Couples Did Not Know About Using an Egg Donor

Using an egg donor is a safe way for females struggling with infertility to get pregnant. Here are 10 things you need to know before starting your IVF journey

Things You Should Know About Using an Egg Donor to Get Pregnant

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has provided females with health conditions leading to infertility, such as ovarian failure, with the opportunity to conceive and experience a healthy pregnancy. Obstetricians and gynecologists support frozen embryo transfer achieved through egg donation as a safe and successful way for infertile women to see a positive pregnancy test one day.

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How to Choose an Egg Donor: 7 Important Factors for Intended Parents

If you have ever wondered how to choose an egg donor, this article is for you. Specialists from Ovogene Bank provide all details about choosing an egg donor

How to Choose an Egg Donor?

Finding a suitable donor with healthy donor eggs may be a challenging part of your egg donation and IVF journey. But you will easily make your choice if you know what to pay attention to. So here are 7 factors to consider when selecting your perfect donor.

1. Anonymous or known egg donor?

One of the aspects to consider when choosing an egg donor is the donor's anonymity. In fact, not all countries permit using the materials of egg donors you know, so be sure to discuss this with your

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Donor Egg Banking as unique service of Ovogene Egg

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Donor Egg Banking as unique service of Ovogene Egg 

Day: Thursday 8 th July







Dr Uliana Dorofeyeva

Medical Director, Scientific advisor at OVOGENE Egg Bank

 ⚕ ️Birol Aydin

Clinical Senior Embryologist, Scientific advisor at OVOGENE Egg Bank

Webinar key aspects:

Morphological donor oocyte selection is the key point for successful vitrification and thawing process.  Under strict morphological selection criteria which can follow by the embryologists and lab supervisors still potential of oocyte has a question. Embryologists do not have..

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WEBINAR. Oocyte Selection Criteria. 18 November

OVOGENE Egg Donor Bank invites you to take part at online Zoom webinar on the topic of: "Oocyte Selection Criteria. How to select morphologically good oocytes and how it affects egg donation survival rate?"

When: November 18, 8:00 PM, GMT+1 London time

REGISTRATION LINK: https://bit.ly/325vN9u

Webinar key aspects:

  • Which morphological criteria are important for donor oocyte selection for egg banking?
  • Why is spindle determination important before the donor oocyte cryopreservation process?
  • Artificial intelligence and time lapse technology would be good alternatives for..

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Webinar. Genetically certified oocyte® Oocyte NGS Screening. 21 October

Ovogene Egg Donor Bank invites you to take part at online Zoom webinar on the topic of: “GENETICALLY CERTIFIED OOCYTE® Oocyte NGS Screening. How to get pregnant from the 1st attempt using donor oocytes?”

When: October 21, 8:00 PM, GMT+1 London time

REGISTRATION LINK: https://bit.ly/30kFZud

Webinar key aspects:

  • What is Oocyte NGS screening?
  • Why is it important to genetically screen the oocyte?
  • What are the advantages of oocyte NGS testing?
  • What about survival rates and IVF outcomes?
  • How to get pregnant from ..

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Egg donation mostly promising success to couples who are not able to get pregnancy from their own egg but of course there is no magic in the science and biology. There are many factors which can effect the success rate of the egg donation. We have endometrial and hormonal factors one side and embryo development and genetic factors another side.

There is the main question here: “How I should choose the best egg donor which I can get pregnancy quickly”? Mostly egg donor choosing done by phenotype of the egg donor and of course according infection and genetic tests of the egg donor. But still there are question about number of cycle, previous IVF outcomes and of course number of euploid embryos from the egg donor. Mostly research and publicati..

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OVOGENE Egg Donor Bank Symposium. CBRA 2020 online. Brazil 02 October

Have you already registered to OVOGENE Egg Donor Bank Symposium on CBRA(CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE REPRODUÇÃO ASSISTIDA) 2020 online Congress, which will take place 02 October, 14:30-15:30?

By registering, You will have a great chance to learn more about Oocyte vitrification and Oocytes Donation Programme. Best worldwide known speakers will share with their experience of working with donor eggs. More information here: https://bit.ly/3kHodJa

Ovogene egg donor bank Symposium Programme:

  • Moderador: Dr. Jhenifer Kliemchen Rodrigues, PhD - Initial presentation..

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Should i use fresh or frozen donor eggs?

Egg donation gives big possibility for thousand of women who couldn’t conceive with their own eggs to get pregnant or to have a baby. Donor eggs may be used for premature ovarian failure, diminished ovarian reserve, poor egg quality due woman age.

Also after the multiple IVF cycles genetic potential will decrease on the egg and finally genetic abnormality rate will increase. In this case egg donation program will be very good alternative to getting pregnant and to have a healthy baby.

There are two different egg donation program possible: fresh and frozen donor egg cycle. If recipient decide to get a fresh egg donor than fertility specialist need to synchronize recipient and egg donor with the hormonal medications. If recipient decide..

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Does Meiotic spindle affects on the oocyte fertilization quality and embryo development

When oocyte develop from diploid precursor that mean oocytes are fertilizable. Every menstrual cycle an oocyte get maturates into ovary which is ready for fertilization. The oocytes eliminate half of the chromosomes into a small cell termed a polar body. Upon fertilization, the egg completes the second meiotic division and then meiotic division of embryo start. This situation makes much more important meiotic spindle for the process.

Meiotic spindle determination may give us several advantages which will affect directly quality of fertilization and embryo development. Specially for donor egg program as our patients have limited number of donor oocytes each step must be work very carefully by the embryologist. Still 10% of oocytes may have meiotic spindle damage during ICSI (Intrac..

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Oocyte Aneuploidy Testing and NGS Screening

Oocyte aneuploidy which is directly affect pregnancy outcome for the egg donation program. According different scientific publication we may see that, 20-30% of donor oocytes already carry up aneuploidy. Mostly IVF Clinics while they are using donor egg program they prefer to do blastocyst trophectoderm NGS testing or embryo transfer without NGS testing. But if final number of blastocysts only 1 or 2 chance of euploid embryo already has risk. In this case many donor program for patients may cancel and end up dramatically.

Also another way to transfer embryos without NGS testing may not give pregnancy or kind of anomaly during pregnancy which we do not suggest for our patients or customers.

Why we are t..

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Tips for embryologists. How to improve survival rate?

Oocyte vitrification or cryopreservation on of the key point for successful donor egg banking. Already several companies build protocols for vitrification and warming( thawing) of oocyte process. Most of the IVF clinics and egg banks are using strictly these protocols.

But we need to consider that, a good vitrification and warming (thawing) process need also experience and theoretical knowledge of embryologist or laboratory technician. Oocyte is more sensitive than embryos during cryopreservation process. During the equilibration and vitrification of oocytes, timing and amount of media which is doing cell protection for the oocyte. But during warming (thawing) timing and micromanipulation of embryologist much more important for the quality ..

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