Egg Donation - What is the process?


Hi Everyone! My Sister will undergo IVF with egg donation in India with an Indian donor. I am just curious how it works, my sister just told me that she will have the procedure done in India since she was working with his husband in Nigeria. I am worried about the process, they were actually married for 4 years and not blessed to have their own child and I think this is their only option. I asked her why in India she said it is more cheaper there and they were referred by this medical tourism company named PlacidWay, anyone know this company? And also for those who already experience it having it done there, ow was it and is it safe???


Really, have no idea about India. I had egg donation program in Russia in AltraVita clinic. It was really good experience, cuz I got pregnant and I liked the doctors, they were really professional and the process was well organized. And it was three times cheaper than in UK. Maybe in India it is also like that, I do not know.


you should go to Russian fertility forums, they have lots discussions on India and China, AltraVita clinic is one of the most known in Russia, they are from Moscow (if I am not wrong). Another good source of info is fertilityfriends co uk, girls discuss fertility clinics from Europe (mainly Poland, Czech rep, Spain, Greece, UK)


Ain’t got no information bout India. They say Russia or Ukraine is OK. The price is discreet . I’ve been told the Donor Eggs Package is 3- 4 thousand dollars in Ukraine


Hi, sorry but have no idea of that clinic.
Your sister has to be attentive with the details of treatment. Donor selection is very important stage of the process. So this list of questions might help her to get the whole picture clarified:

  • Who are the donors if anonymous?
  • Are donors used legal residents of the country you’re going to apply for treatment in?
  • What is the age of the donor?
  • Does the clinic allow you to use the donor you bring into the program or do they require other options?
  • Are eggs taken from infertility patients?
  • How many times can a donor be used?
  • Is the donor tested for the AIDS virus, CMV, hepatitis A and B, chlamydia, venereal disease, syphilis, serum karotyping and blood type and day 3 FSH? Is a drug screen done on the donor?
  • If you are using a donor from a donor egg matching program, and the donor has been tested by them, will the IVF clinic require additional or duplicate testing at their lab?
  • Are all eggs from one donor used for one recipient or are the eggs split between recipients? If they are split how are they divided? Is there a primary and secondary recipient?
  • How many eggs are guaranteed a recipient and, if there are less, is the fee reduced?
  • How long are medical records kept on the donor? Is the donor aware that, as in adoption, laws may change that could allow the child access to information about the donor at a specific age?
  • Does the clinic maintain contact with the donor? This is important if you think you would want to use the donor again in the future. By maintaining contact, the clinic can monitor the health status of the donor as well.

Hope, this helps. Wish your sister good luck with the treatment :slight_smile:


I would recommend looking at ed guide with faq section on eggdonationfriends com/egg-donation-guide/ Hope you would find it helpful


Egg donation requires in-vitro fertilization. This means that the eggs are fertilized (most commonly by the husband/boyfriend’s sperm) and then grown in a laboratory setting. The female is then inseminated with the donated egg and the sperm of her male partner, producing a child who is genetically related to the male partner and the surrogate or egg donor.

Egg donors are commonly used between prospective parents where the woman cannot develop adequate eggs for successful fertilization. In general, surrogates should be under 38 years old, and not smoke, use drugs, drink alcohol, or have any history of medical disorders or conditions that may endanger optimal health of the fetus. In most egg donor facilities, psychological examinations or evaluations are also conducted to determine optimal egg donors and recipients.

How Much Does IVF Surrogacy Cost?
The cost of receiving an egg donation depends on location and type of surrogacy attempted. Some egg donations are privately arranged if they’re legal in the state or country of origin. The cost of in-vitro fertilization of the donor egg may depend on the number of attempts for successful fertilization. The average cost of one cycle of in vitro fertilization in the United States may range over $10,000, while the same procedures in Central Europe and may cost around $4,000, and facilities in Thailand offering similar procedures for about $4,500.

Choosing a Fertility Clinic
Surrogacy treatments typically involve experts at an infertility clinic. Research prospective clinics and determine how many successful procedures have taken place there. While the success rate is not the only positive indication, it should at least be above the national average. Research clinics offer a variety of infertility procedures and knowledge of the newest technologies. All physicians should be registered and belong to domestic fertility or infertility treatment organizations or associations in their country of origin, or hold international licensing documents.

Without a doubt, India has become the medical tourism capital of the modern world. Offering the latest technological advances, experienced and expert physicians and surgeons and the very best in patient care, India has secured her place in the world as a premier medical travel destination.
Placidway is a renowned Medical Tourism Company, and I am sure they will find the best treatment and destination for your sister. I personally know the Egg Donation Procedure In New Delhi India that they have, is a good option for this procedure.
Lots of luck and health to all mommies to be!


Hi, i have no idea about that particular company but the general egg donation or oocyte donation is oocyte is the cell of an ovary which is ready to undergo - cell division’ (meioticdivision - reduces chromosomes) to form up the ‘ovum’, i.e. the matured reproductive cell of the woman. Until 1983, there are no effective treatments for women who are facing tubal disease or premature or natural ovarian failure in the early days IVF technology establishment. In the early days of the IVF treatment premature – ovarian failure only under oocyte donation method, but now-a-days most of the advanced reproductive ages of the woman also suggested for oocyte donation. The major reason for this trend shift is due to the large population changes at particular sectors or regions.
Women with above 36-age may need oocyte donation as the mandatory thing, for below 36 years of age IVF treatment is an option. Because, oocytes count may decline in the women, who has crossed the age of 36 years. Coming to the treatment statistics, women that uses donor oocytes have a 50% chances to get a successful embryo transfer irrespective of the age of the women. It’s really the wonder of the science that the woman with 60 years also going to conceive with the donor oocytes instead of crossing the menopausal age. This treatment provides the hormonal support to the woman instead of the post-menopausal stage. Nothing comes easily without pain, like how there are some complications also associated with the oocyte donation treatment such as cesarean section - (40 to 76%), hypertension - (16 to 40%), and gestational diabetes - (20%)according to the research specialists.


Hey there… honestly I don’t know about India but our family friends went to Lviv, Ukraine to Intersono IVF clinic to get treatment and they are really happy . It was very affordable as they also had to get a surrogate . And it cost them less then half of what it does in Canada , even with the flights to Ukraine . So I hope this helps and you look into this clinic. :slight_smile:


I’m not sure if you could find information about that particular company here, most likely you need to visit websites specialized on treatment in different countries… anyways, I’ve been through donor egg ivf and can def say that it’s a great opportunity to have a baby for many infertile couples. like it was told before they need to check if a clinic has strict rules in choosing their donors, you know sometimes cheaper means worse. however, i wish your sis all the best with her journey!


I don’t know if information of 2014-2015 is still up-to-date, but we have two children born with donor egg and carried by a surrogate. it wasn’t an easy journey but hopefully it worked (from the second attempt, but we didn’t have to pay more money for a new try as our contract provided endless number of attempts). they also allow choosing the donor. your doctor will consult you on the best match for you both in medical and appearance criteria. I know they are still providing their services so try contacting this clinic in Kiev. they will consult on possible options.
best of luck xxx


Don’t have any information about Indian clinics dealing with ivf or surrogacy… But what they say here about the Ukrainian ones sounds very attractive. Could you perhaps persuade your husband and go to this country for your next ttc. Would it be a problem for you to go to Ukraine for the program? Hope not. If he really loves you, he’ll agree to that. that’s more important than his work. Besides in fact you don’t have to spend much time there as they say… just several time and for a few days. Take care xx


I hope the OP found what’s best for her, found her way to happy mothering. It would be great if you shared on where are you now in your journey. thank you


agree it is always a nice read - someone’s fertility journey with a happy end :wink:
I would be very pumped to receive an update from all of the women whose been seeking help on the forums. this is just so amazing, it shows that there is a way, there is a chance for us to have kids regardless our diagnosis. oh boy how they differ


Gwineth, this is one of the main reasons fertility forums exist, of course it is support groups for those inn need, for us too, but some see it as a platform of sharing their journey, not all of us here need advice, some of us are really good at knowing what they want and what they need. and this is pure talent.
Diagnosis are different and sometimes it is shocking how common some diseases are…


Kim, cannot agree with you more! I was kind of shocked when I saw how many threads started by women with MRKH are there. Like it is not very common when you are in the “normal” world but it turns out that there are plenty of women who have such a condition on the fertility forums…
but actually I think that we should not use such strong wording as “shocking”… as it may be offensive for some of us.
I feel like getting offended by some calling all infertile women worthless and even though it is common sense but I doubt that all of those who use this word know how painful it is for us to hear that. so we too should be careful. I know that some women find pregnancy announcements or even photos of babies very painful to look at…
so it is a very individual thing…


It is a controversial topic and always will be. We either should leave this discussion here or continue with the understanding that the freedom of speech is not dead yet.
Of course it is preferable to think about others and their feelings and as it is shocking for us it is not supposed to be treated as if it is out of this world, right?
But expressing our own feelings and thoughts is not banned yet. So.
Okay. How are you doing these days?
BTW Happy Easter! Have I congratulate you already? :slight_smile:


I do not remember haha, anyways, Happy Easter to you too!
I am fine, still deciding on a lot of important things, planning my future, browsing kids’ stuff stores etc. Keeping myself busy in 2 words.
Oh, I have also been talking to the girl who was my manager at biotexcom, sharing my current updates and asking for advice. She’s really nice tho
and you? how are you?