Egg Donor – oocyte Donation IVF program Chennai, India

Egg Donor IVF Program - Oocyte Donor - Donation / Egg donation  Agency Profiles- Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai & Palani, India.

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What is Egg donation ?

Egg donation is the process where a woman donates her eggs / oocytes to an other women for any use. The use is commonly for IVF / Research purposes.

Who is an Egg donor ?

Egg donor is the woman who donates her eggs to an other woman.

Who are the candidates for egg donation IVF ? Who can donate eggs ?

Donor Requirements:

Minimum qualifications to become an egg donor.

  • Between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • Physically  and Mentally healthy
  • Have a BMI 19- 26
  • Non-Smoker / Non-Alcoholic
  • Have regular, monthly menstrual periods
  • Have both ovaries
  • Psychologically healthy
  • No history of drug / substance abuse
  • No family history of inheritable genetic disorders
  • Willing to take injections
  • Willing to travel daily and be admitted for day care procedure of egg retrieval.
  • Able to keep appointments

How's the chance of success with donor egg IVF ?

According to statistics from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the highest success rate country-wide for IVF comes from the use of fresh embryos from donor eggs. IVF transfers resulting in live births in women of all ages are: Fresh embryos from donor eggs – 54.9% Thawed embryos from donor eggs – 35.7% By comparison, fertility treatment using fresh embryos from non-donor eggs had a maximum success rate of 46.3% for transfers resulting in live births, but this applies only to women aged younger than 35 years. For older women, the success rate drops right down to 6.5% in women over 42 years.

Whats the cost of Egg Donor IVF ?

There are various ways of participating in Egg donor program. Our program caters to all classes of society. Kindly contact our team to know more details.

Can you select Donors ?

Donor selection process is according to ICMR rules of Indian Government.

Egg Donor Process:

Once you decide to use donor eggs, the first step is to choose your donor. Our Fertility team will be able to help you find a suitable match. Your menstrual cycle is synchronized with that of the donor, who receives IVF stimulation until the eggs are ready to be retrieved. Meanwhile Iswarya Fertility specialists will help to prepare you for receipt of the embryo and may prescribe hormone replacement therapy for you. Once the eggs are combined with sperm from your partner or sperm donor and an embryo forms, the transfer takes place in the same way as IVF with non-donor eggs.

OocyteStep 1: Enrolment into the Egg donation program

Step 2: Screening Donor Profiles / Egg donation Bank / Frozen Donor Eggs

Step 3: Donor and Recipient Synchronisation

Step 4: Donor Stimulation / Recipient Endometrial preparation

Step 5: Donor Egg Freezing / Donor egg IVF / ICSI

Step 6: Embryo transfer  / Embryo Freezing

Step 7: Post IVF Checkup for the Donor and Pregnancy Tests for the Recipient

Pros and Cons of IVF with Donor Eggs

Most women prefer to try IVF treatment and Embryo transfer using their own eggs first, because they want their child to be a product of their own body. The main disadvantage of using donor eggs is that this is not possible as the gamete belongs to a third party. However, when compared with the options of adopting or remaining childless, egg donation provides hope and a strong chance of success. In addition, the high rate of pregnancies from IVF using donor eggs makes it a more certain and cost-effective process, particularly for older women / women with severe endometriosis / premature ovarian failure.

Frozen Donor Egg Program

Iswarya Fertility center also offers a frozen donor egg program in which a recipient receives eggs from a donor who has already undergone ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval by the time the recipient chooses her donor. This particular treatment strategy has a different "workflow" from the standard egg donor program described earlier. We have had several couples from Mauritius who had successfully undergone donor egg ivf program in India in our centers. Srilankan Tamil couples also visit us for donor oocyte / egg donation ivf program. 

  • Is there any waiting list for egg donation?

There is no waiting list for Egg Donation Treatment, as donor availability is more than efficient.

  • Are there any age limits?

Women interested in IVF or Egg Donation Treatment should be no more than 50 years old.

  • What is the way of matching donors to recipients?

We aim to pair the donors according to the recipients’ requirements.  The main criteria for pairing are physical characteristics and criteria related to personality, education, lifestyle etc.

  • What is the average age of the donors?

The average donor age at our clinic is 25.

  • What kind of information can we have about the donors?

According to Indian law (ICMR) , donors remain strictly anonymous.  Recipients are allowed information regarding the donors’ characteristics, personality, education, lifestyle and medical test results. However, they are not allowed to see photos or in any way come in contact with the donors

  • What are your success rates?



Positive Pregnancy Rate:

<40 years old40-45 years old45-50 years old



  • Do we have to have a first consultation?-Are there any other options?

An initial consultation is of crucial importance, as during that time we review your medical and fertility history, check all your tests results, perform necessary examinations and, of course, answer all your potential questions.  Alternatively, particularly if you live abroad, we may arrange telephone discussions or regular e-mail contacts in order to minimize your visits to India.

  • What do you provide for us during our visit in Chennai / Coimbatore / Madurai ?

Upon your arrival, a travel assistant will be waiting for you at the airport and will take you to your accommodation. A dedicated English speaking nurse is also member of the team. She will be more than happy to accompany you to the clinic, help you with practical issues and act as a chaperon during medical procedures.

  • What about accommodation?

Our travel assistant offers different levels of service available.  We would recommend you to stay somewhere near the Centre, in order to cut down on cost and time of local transportation.

  • What about safety?

Tamil Nadu is a safe state with one of the lowest crime rates across India.

  • Are there any documents we have to present to you before treatment?

Patients having fertility treatment must have recent (within the last 6 months) results for Hepatitis B, C, HIV I, II, VDRL. You will be asked to sign the consent forms, which we provide you.
Passports or identity cards and Medical visa are also required.

  • Is there any possibility for an over the phone consultation?

As mentioned above, we can arrange frequent telephone and email discussions and consultations in order to minimize travelling inconvenience.

  • How can we contact you for any questions and clarifications before or during the treatment?

Our IVF coordinator will be in contact with you during and before the treatment either by phone or e-mail as often as necessary.  You may of course contact one of Iswarya Fertility specialist consultants directly if you wish to do so.

  • Where do the appointments take place and who will be there?

Our Specialists will meet you at the consulting offices by appointment.
Appointments can be arranged either via the coordinator or directly with one of the consultants.

  • Do we have to bring any medical test results with us during our first consultation?

Yes. Bring anything you think may be relevant to your treatment. An Iswarya Fertility consultant will review the information and make copies of all important tests to be kept with your medical file. It is always useful for our treatment plan to keep these pieces of information together and it saves you a lot of time in any future contact with Iswarya Fertility Centre.

  • Does Iswarya Fertility centre provide a service for freezing eggs or/and embryos?

Yes. IFC operates in fully-equipped, latest technology embryology labs that give excellent pregnancy results with the use of vitrification procedure for embryos. We also use vitrification for freezing eggs and results are good as fresh eggs.

  • How many eggs do we receive on average?

We provide 8 eggs on average.

  • How many embryos do you replace during embryo transfer?

The number of embryos transferred, depends on the recipient’s reproductive history and age and on the quality of embryos themselves. We usually transfer 2 embryos but single embryo transfers are welcome.

  • How long we do have to stay in India for the first consultation and how long for the completion of treatment?

The initial consultation will take about an hour or two.
If you are travelling as a couple, you need to arrive in India the day before or on the day of egg collection at the latest as your partner will provide us with a semen sample on that day. You will need to stay until embryo transfer which usually takes place 2 to 4 days later. If embryo transfer is to be performed at blastocyst stage this takes place 5 or 6 days after egg collection.
Alternatively your partner’s sperm may be frozen earlier and you would only need to be in India for the day of embryo transfer.


The aim of treatment is to time your cycle with that of the donor’s cycle by giving you tablets to prepare the lining of the uterus to receive embryos.

On the 2nd or 21 st day of your cycle preceding the cycle your donor is due to start treatment you should commence down regulation injections either.

Buserelin 0.5 ml subcutaneously once daily or Leuprolide 20 units subcutaneously once daily.

You will continue on this treatment until contacted.

Our IVF  coordinator will confirm your availability for treatment and arrange with you the appropriate charges.

On the day when the donor is due to start her superovulation injections, you will have an ultrasound scan. You will start Progynova 2mg tablets to be taken one tablet three times daily. Follow up scans will be arranged according to your response and donor’s stimulation course. The dose of oestradiol tablets may be altered.

Your partner will be asked for a semen sample on the day of egg retrieval. The day prior to egg collection Increase oestradiol valerate2mg to 2 tablets three times daily (unless already on a higher dose).

Start progesterone Crinone vaginal gel once every evening Or Gestone 50mg injection, intramuscularly once daily. Start anti-clotting injections (Low Molecular Weight Heparin) either Clexane subcutaneously once daily.

On the day of the donor’s egg collection a semen sample is required from your partner, so it is essential that he should be available for this. Alternatively sperm may be frozen before treatment and stored until use.

On the day following egg collection the midwife coordinator will contact you and let you know how many embryos fertilized, arrange the date and time of embryo transfer and inform you about possible embryo freezing.

Embryo transfer is performed 2-3 days after egg collection or 5-6 days after egg collection (blastocyst stage). It is a simple, painless procedure almost like having a pap smear / speculum examination.

You need to attend with a full bladder, so you will be asked to drink 4-5 glasses of water an hour before your arranged appointment.

Following embryo transfer you will continue all your medications as described above. Twelve days after embryo transfer have a blood pregnancy test (‚-HCG).

If your test is positive you must continue your medications until the 12th week of pregnancy unless otherwise advised by your own doctor.

If the test is negative stop all medication and expect a menstrual bleed after a few days.