Egg Donation

At Galway Fertility Clinic, we understand how important having a family is to you. We are delighted to announce that Egg Donation treatment is now available to our clients for the first time.

Egg Donation is a widely used treatment and Galway Fertility Clinic have collaborated with GENNET fertility clinic in Prague to offer this service. With our combined expertise and capabilities you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands during treatment.

For some women, Egg Donation offers the best chance of achieving a pregnancy especially at a later stage in life. Eligibility for this treatment is discussed with you at your consultant appointment to determine if this is a suitable option for you.

Understanding Egg Donation

Unlike men, who produce sperm throughout their lifetime, women are born with all the eggs they will ever have. At puberty, most women have about 400,000 immature eggs (oocytes), which are released in batches during each menstrual cycle.

Age negatively impacts a woman’s egg supply, with the quality and quantity rapidly deteriorating after the age of 35. It is a natural process that a woman’s ovaries will slow-down and then stop the production of eggs as she gets older.

Following your assessment and investigations by one of our Fertility Consultants, Egg Donation may be recommended in the following cases:

  • Advancing Female Age
  • Reduced Ovarian Reserve
  • Genetic Abnormalities
  • Medical Reasons

Where do the donor eggs come from and who are the donors?

The donors are Czech women between 18-32 years of age, who have chosen to donate eggs altruistically to help other women conceive and to hopefully deliver a healthy baby.

All donors are screened according to Czech legislation and to the standards of the European Tissues and Cells Directive, as is in place for fertility clinics in Ireland. The donors have extensive screening to ensure they are the best possible candidates for donation. Screening includes:

  • Medical & Family History
  • Blood testing for viral screens – Hepatitis B, C, HIV, Syphilis, Blood Group, Chlamydia.
  • Genetic blood tests
  • Assessment and counselling by an accredited psychologist.

The above assessment is completed in full prior to a donor being approved. GENNET attempt to choose a donor of approximately the same characteristics as you (ie. eye colour, hair colour, skin colour, height, blood group).

A donor is selected carefully based on the criteria you list in the Donor Selection Form. This is an anonymous egg donor programme which means your anonymity and the donors are protected. This is the case for most European egg donation programmes.

The information you will have regarding your donor is:

  • Blood Group
  • Age
  • Information that might directly affect the health of the child.

About GENNET, Prague

GENNET is a leading fertility clinic established in 1996, with more than 20 years of experience. GENNET offers fertility treatments using the most recent high-tech equipment, state-of-the-art laboratories (to include PGT, if required) while also providing a personal approach to clients.

The GENNET clinic is located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The city is recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The clinic is situated close to the historical centre and offers a vast array of superb hotels at competitive rates.

GENNET has undertaken thousands of cycles of Egg Donation providing treatment with a comprehensive assessment, individualised approach to treatment and high standards of care contributing to excellent success rates.

For more information on GENNET, Prague please visit www.gennet.eu.