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Embryo donation

A couple that has succeeded in having a baby but still has frozen embryos remaining has several options available to them:

1. Authorize the destruction of the embryos

2. Donate the embryos to research into improving assisted reproduction techniques

3. Donate the embryos to aid in the training of embryologists

4. Donate the embryos to a specific research project, the aim of which is specified in a separate consent form

OR

Donate the embryos to another couple, anonymously or by directed donation.

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EMBRYO DONATION

 
Embryo donation at ovo fertilité meets the needs of couples who have medical reasons for requiring such a donation, as well as the needs of couples who want to donate their supernumerary embryos.
 
In compliance with the legislation governing medically assisted reproduction and given the related ethical implications, the program is based on the principles of altruism, and the protection of the physical and mental health of embryo donors and of the unborn children. Since embryos are a limited resource, the embryo donation program must be based on the principle of fairness.
 
Ovo fertilité recognizes that there are complex ethical and social implications involved in embryo donation, and that all related decision must be carefully considered. However, as a fertility clinic, ovo fertilité also recognizes the limitations of its practice. As such, a special team of physicians is in charge of managing the embryo donation program (the same team that manages egg donation).

SPECIAL TEAM

 

All embryo donation files must be approved by the team in charge of the program, jointly with the medical council, as needed.

NUMBER OF EMBRYOS TRANSFERRED

 

The number of embryos transferred is determined based on the general policies of the clinic. The transfer of a single embryo is preferred, although two embryos can be transferred in some cases. In such a case, the recipient must be given sufficient information about the risks, success rates, and alternatives. The medical histories of both the donor couple and the recipient couple must be taken into consideration.

PROCEDURES

 

1. Pre-treatment
Recipients: Interested recipient couples must meet with a physician to discuss their situation and be placed on the waiting list.
 
Donors: Couples interested in donating their embryos must meet with a physician to discuss their situation and obtain the relevant information. They must meet with the nurse coordinator to fill out questionnaires on risk factors for infectious and genetic diseases.
 
 
2. Evaluation
Recipients: One of the physicians in charge of the embryo donation program will conduct a full evaluation of the recipients’ file to make sure the couple meets the program inclusion criteria. The required tests are the same as those for a couple using a donor egg.
 
Donors: A full evaluation of the couple’s file will be conducted, and all relevant consent forms must be signed prior to the start of treatment. All required tests and appointments are free for the donors.
 
 
3. Treatment
A meeting with the nurse coordinator is required before the medications can be started.
 
During ultrasounds and other appointments, the duty physician will make all decisions related to the treatment. A nurse will meet with the patients to explain the physician’s instructions and schedule follow-up ultrasound appointments.
 

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COSTS

 
The embryo transfer, the costs associated with post-quarantine testing, genetic tests and the psychology evaluation are all covered by the recipient couple by a fixed package fee for the programme.
 
The costs related to post-quarantine tests, genetic tests, and the psychological evaluation are paid for by the recipient couple through a fixed amount allocated to the program.