Principles governing Egg/ Sperm Donation
1.Married couples who need to accept donors’ eggs and/ or sperms according to the evaluation of a fertility specialist.
2.Either one of the couple must have gametes.
3.The wife is able to carry a baby in her uterus.
4.Designated egg/ sperm donation is not allowe
Common reasons for a man to receive donor sperm
1.Before using chemo to treat cancer.
2.Before orchiectomy is performed or when the male partner has a very low sperm count.
3.Hazardous work environment affects the male partner's semen quality and/ or sperm motility.
Common reasons for a woman to receive donor eggs
1.Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
2.If the female patient is unable to produce healthy eggs or embryos of good quality due to chromosomal abnormalities or metabolic diseases, or when she is at high risk of passing on a genetic disorder to her own children, it is advisable to use donated eggs.
3.When the female patient has received chemotherapy or has her ovary removed, she can only get pregnant by accepting donor eggs.
4.Women of advanced maternal ages or with poor ovary functions.