Egg donation is a fertility procedure by which a woman donates her oocytes.
Tag: genetic diseases
Egg donation in Croatia is governed by the Medically Assisted Procreation Act No. 86/12. According to it, only heterosexual couples who are unable to use the woman’s own eggs can use donor oocytes.
Egg or ovum donation is an allowed treatment in Denmark, but only for heterosexual couples. It must stand for an altruistic act, and donors can remain anonymous or not.
In Ukraine, egg donation must be an anonymous process, except for those cases in which the donor is a relative or female acquaintance of the couple who is about to undergo IVF using donor eggs in order to achieve parenthood.
In the Czech Republic, egg donation is an anonymous, voluntary, and altruistic act.
Within Spain, egg donation stands for an altruistic, anonymous process. It is indicated in cases of women with low or declining ovarian reserve or any genetic disease that might be inherited by offspring.
Embryo adoption is becoming an ever more frequent fertility treatment.
There is no set of mandatory rules concerning sperm and egg donation at national level in the USA. Conversely, regulations vary from state to state. However, the majority follows the guidelines established by the ASRM (America Society for Reproductive Medicine).
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a genetic disease produced by a disorder in the chromosome 11. Babies born with this disorder must go through exhaustive medical controls, since it’s associated with the presence of tumours.
PGD procedure allows the prevention of severe inherited diseases which are still untreated by means of embryo selection.