Egg Donation

  • Operation Duration
  • 1-2 hours
  • Hospitalization
  • No
  • Anesthesia
  • No
  • Recovery
  • 3 days
  • Time to Result
  • 15 days

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What Is Egg Donation?

Assisted reproduction treatments are often performed using the woman's own egg and her partner’s sperm. But if there are severe problems with the egg or sperm, donated eggs/sperms can be used to treat infertility. Egg donation is a complex process by which a fertile woman donates an egg to another woman to help her have a baby. During this procedure, the doctor removes an egg from the donor, fertilizes it in the laboratory and then, transfers the resulting embryo to the mother’s uterus. 

Why Choosing Iran for Egg Donation?

Since Iran is an Islamic country, many Muslims prefer to donate or receive egg in this country. Also, there are numerus experienced fertility doctors in Iran who perform and observe egg donation operation in well-equipped clinics of the country. Last but not least, the cost of egg donation in Iran is almost $4,000 while in U.S., it is nearly $10,000. Altogether, Iran is a proper destination for donating or getting egg, especially for Muslims and patients who have tried other fertility treatments many times.

Procedure of Egg Donation

First, the egg donor should take medications that stop normal menstrual cycle. Then, a series of drugs are injected intramuscularly to prepare the ovaries for producing multiple eggs. To remove the eggs, the specialist uses ultrasound and a special suctioning needle.

Usually, it just takes half an hour to remove eggs from the uterus; so, it is an outpatient procedure and the egg donor can go home after the operation. After the surgery, some women need to rest for a few days, but they can return to their normal life very soon. 

It is noteworthy that the egg donors should not have sex during the egg donation procedure. In case of having sex, they have to use a method of birth control to prevent pregnancy. Also, the donors should take frequent blood tests, examinations, and ultrasounds during the egg donation period.

Risks and Complications of Egg Donation in Iran 

Generally, egg donation in Iran doesn’t have serious complications. However, in case of having these problems, contact your doctor:

  • Bleeding; 
  • Damage to the intestines, bladder, and small intestines;
  • Infection;
  • Difficulty in breathing;
  • Rapid weight gain;
  • Severe stomachache; and
  • Severe nausea and vomiting. 

Getting Pregnant by Donated Egg in Iran

Couples who want to use donor egg in Iran should first consult with a fertility and IVF specialist. Since egg donation is a complicated procedure, they have to consider all aspects of it including psychological, psychological, legal, etc. 

Before transferring the embryo to the uterus, the egg receiver should take medications such as birth control pills to postpone her ovulation. After a few weeks, the doctor will check her uterine wall to see if she is ready for pregnancy. Then, three to five days after fertilizing egg with sperm, the doctor inserts one or two embryos into her uterus.  

Success Rate of Pregnancy with Donor Egg in Iran

The success rate of pregnancy with a donated egg depends on the quality of the embryo, the age of the donor, and the number of embryos transferred. The success rate with fresh donated eggs is about 50% while the success rate with frozen eggs is more than 40%. Also, keep in mind that using donor eggs and transferring more than one embryo to the uterus can increase the chance of having multiple pregnancies. 40% of cases where donor eggs are used lead to multiple pregnancies.

Can I Donate Egg in Iran?

Anyone volunteering for egg donation in Iran should be visited by an infertility and IVF specialist. In addition to having legal requirements, a series of tests and ultrasounds are also required. In general, the egg donor should:

  • Be between 21 and 34 years old;
  • Have a successful pregnancy history;
  • Be physically and mentally healthy;
  • Have adequate ovarian reserve; and 
  • Take several tests to diagnose hepatitis B, hepatitis C, AIDS, syphilis, sexually transmitted infections, thalassemia, etc.