1. What is Donor Programmes?
The process of achieving pregnancy in a subfertile couple with the help of a semen/egg donated from suitable donor, or with the help of embryos formed from suitable semen and egg donors.
2. What is Donor IUI? For whom is it done?
The process of inseminating donor sperms into the womans uterus at the time of her ovulation is called donor IUI.
Donor IUI is the option given for couples with
Zero sperm count of the husband
Severe male factor and not affordable for ICSI
Single women or same sex couples
Males carrying genetically transmissible disease
3. For whom is donor oocyte programme advised?
Donor oocyte programme is offered for
Woman beyond 40 years of age
With very less eggs, low AMH levels
Severe endometriosis with pooe quality eggs
Premature ovarian failure
Women who underwent cancer treatment and did not freeze their eggs
Recurrent abortions or repeated IVF failures
Inherited genetic disorders
4. Procedure for donor oocyte programme?
Suitable donor is selected and ovaries stimulated from day 2 of her menses
Injections given for all the follicles in her ovary to grow for around 10 days on an average (controlled ovarian stimulation)
Trigger injection is given for final maturation of eggs when almost all follicles are around 18 mm
Egg pick up is done around 35 hours after trigger
IVF/ICSI is done and eggs are fertilized in the lab with the recipient husbands sperm
Embryo growth is assessed and frozen on day 3 or day 5 post egg pick up
Endometrium of the recipient wife is prepared and embryos transferred into her uterus.
5. How is donor selected?
As per the goverments guidelines
25 to 35 year old
Married with a child of her own
Screened from communicable diseases and thalassemia
6. What is Donor embryo Programme?
Process of transferring embryos formed from donor eggs and donor semen.
7. Indications for donor embryo programme
Both male and female factor of subfertility
Couples with high risk of passing on genetic disorders to their offspring
Women with recurrent IVF failures
8. Process for donor embryo programme.
Ovaries of the egg donor stimulated and eggs retrieved.
Eggs are fertilized with donor sperms
Endometrium of the recipient couples wife prepared
Donor embryo transferred