Oocyte donation is an altruistic humane gesture from one woman to another, giving many women the joys of motherhood. It should not be abused or unjustly vilified and remains a substantial sector in the field of assisted reproduction.
It is estimated that about 1 in 10 women who enter IVF programmes eventually opt for oocyte donation. Donors in our programme are selected from young women of 18 to 30 years of age screened for the following: normal chromosome complement, no family history of genetic disorders, negative for AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, Chlamydia, Herpes, Cytomegalovirus, Toxoplasma, Rubella, Syphyllis.
Where possible Donors are matched to recipients with regard to hair and eye colour and general somatic features.