Egg Donation FAQ: Comparing Fertility Clinics
Presented below is our egg donation FAQ – a list of the most common questions that will hopefully answer your questions.
What makes your donor screening process so unique?
CentraLIVF team personally recruits and screens egg donors from Ukraine and Georgia, while adhering to the guidelines of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and our own institutional ethics board. Donors will become available to donate only after their screening has been fully completed and they have been formally designated as eligible. Our rigorous screening process includes a full review of medical history. physical examination, genetic and mental health screening, and testing for infectious diseases.
Our multidisciplinary donor screening team includes a physician, a psychologist/counsellor, and a genetic counsellor, who is deeply involved in the screening and matching process. We believe that this enables us to identify any potential issues with our donors and address them properly. This approach that CentraLIVF adopted when it comes to donor selection is part of our commitment to the highest quality control.
How many of the donors have proven fertility?
Most of our donors are fertility proven, meaning they have had at least one successful pregnancy and live birth of their own.
What is CentraLIVF’s average wait time to match me with an egg donor?
Donor matches at CentraLIVF are immediate, with absolutely no waiting time.
How does a treatment with frozen donor eggs work?
Since you are using our frozen donor eggs, there is no delay in starting your treatment once the frozen eggs are shipped, they will be available at our clinic ready for use. There is no need to synchronise the cycle of the egg donor and the recipient.
Can I use your frozen donor eggs at any clinic?
CentraLIVF can send the donor’s frozen eggs to any of our fertility partners clinics.
Can I meet the egg donor?
The egg donor will remain anonymous to the recipients for the duration of the process. Any child conceived by the egg donation process can request information about the donor after they reach a certain age according to the state the treatment was at.
What information can you tell me about my egg donor?
We can share with you non-identifiable information about the egg donor, such as the age, colour of eyes and hair, weight, height, nationality, skin complexion, basic medical history, occupation, and education. Donor’s photos will be provided in accordance with your fertility clinic’s state regulations.
Will the egg donor have any legal rights to my child?
The egg donor is not considered the parent of the child; thus, they have no legal or financial responsibility to the child.
Does blood type matter with donor eggs?
The donor’s blood type does not have any impact on the IVF cycle nor should it be used as a considering factor when you are selecting an egg donor. You may still wish to consult with your fertility specialist.
What does it mean if a donor is a carrier of a genetic condition?
Genetic carriers have a change, known as a mutation, in a specific gene, which means they have inherited a recessive allele. Practically everyone has at least one genetic disease (mutation) that causes no obvious symptoms and is therefore fairly common to test positive. When two people who have the same genetic disease have children together, their children may inherit two mutations and have the disease.
How do I choose an egg donor?
Choosing an egg donor is an emotional decision for intended parents, so our first and best advice is to take your time. Most intended parents are looking for a donor who is generally physically a good fit for their overall family profile, but they do take into consideration a variety of personal factors. Regardless of what options you have, we can help you narrow them down. In most cases, you will be able to check in to our portal for available donors according to your desired characteristics.
Does the clinic guarantee a minimum number of eggs?
CentraLIVF doesn’t only guarantee a number of viable eggs. We actually guarantee the number of good-quality embryos you will receive during your egg donation treatment cycle.
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How do you transport the donor eggs to Australia?
Our on-board courier service is the most secure method for transporting frozen eggs across borders. Your cryopreserved materials are handled with great care by our dedicated courier during the transportation process.
They are hand-carried by professionals and do not undergo x-ray scans, ensuring optimal conditions. Shipments are being monitored continuously.
What are the success rates of using frozen donor eggs?
CentraLIVF is proud to be providing frozen donor eggs across Australia to the patients in our fertility clinic and our partner fertility treatment clinics. We have a 96% thaw survival rate for our frozen eggs and 72% rate of fertilisation.
Our partner clinics
Compass Fertility, based in Canberra, Australia, is lead by Dr. Nicci Sides and offers a boutique style of care, tailoring to the individual FERTILITY needs rather than standard protocols, something that is not offered elsewhere.
Fertility First is based in Hurstville, half an hour’s drive from Sydney CBD. Lead by Dr. Anne Clark, the first specialist in Australia to receive CREI qualification, Anne and the team provide a holistic approach to treatment, with continuity of care throughout your journey.
No1 Fertility is located in Melbourne, Victoria, and is lead by Dr. Lynn Burmeister. The clinic’s focus is to provide the best patient care and fertility treatment at an affordable cost. The clinics have the best and latest technology with state-of-the-art equipment and world-leading scientists.
Repromed Clinic is one of the country’s leading fertility clinics, delivering excellence in their standard of care, innovation, and pregnancy success rates. It is the only IVF clinic in South Australia to offer a complete range of care tailored to your needs, support, and fertility treatment options, onsite at their Dulwich purpose-built facilities.
Coastal IVF is located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland in Maroochydore. Lead by Dr. Paul Stokes, Coastal IVF’s friendly team provides a wide range of fertility treatments, pregnancy, and general gynaecological services, creating the best experience by offering individualised care tailored to your needs and diagnoses.
Monash IVF Queensland with locations in Auchenflower, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, and Townsville has over 50 years of IVF experience. Lead by a team of specialists, they are committed to continuing scientific and clinical innovation. The clinic has many world-firsts and Australian-firsts under its belt, they have always been at the cutting edge of reproductive technology.
The Sydney CBD clinic is Monash IVF’s flagship clinic. With a premium day hospital on site, Monash IVF provide a holistic patient experience where everything is conveniently located under the one roof. The Monash IVF team comprises of a multi-disciplinary team of leaders in reproductive health, including fertility specialists, gynaecologists, fertility nurses, embryologists, counsellors and patient coordinators.
Located within Westfield Shopping Centre, Monash IVF Bondi Junction offers a full service clinic for those living or working in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Our full service clinic provides numerous options and services to women and couples. Monash IVF Bondi Junction comprises a multi-disciplinary team of Fertility Specialists, Fertility Nurses, Scientists, Counsellors and Patient Coordinators, meaning everything is right on your door step.
Located in western Sydney, Monash IVF Parramatta offers a full service clinic for those living or working in the western suburbs of Sydney.Our full service clinic provides numerous options and services to women and couples. Monash IVF Parramatta comprises a multi-disciplinary team of Fertility Specialists, Fertility Nurses, Scientists, Counsellors and Patient Coordinators, meaning everything is right on your door step.
Our clinic in Penrith is a full service clinic offering Fertility expertise to anyone in and around Greater Western Sydney, including: Springwood, Glenbrook, Mount Druitt, Erskine Park or Luddenham. Monash IVF Penrith comprises a multi-disciplinary team of Fertility Specialists, Fertility Nurses, Scientists, Counsellors and Patient Coordinators, meaning everything is right on your doorstep.
Monash IVF Albury offers a consulting location to anyone located in or around Southern New South Wales or Northern Victoria. Monash IVF Albury provides a convenient location to those living or working around Glenroy, East Albury, South Albury and North Albury.