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What does matching with an egg donor mean?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 05/18/2022

The term matching refers to the matching that the medical team must do in order to assign the most suitable egg donor to the patient who will receive the donated eggs.

This matching process can be phenotypic (physical characteristics such as eye color, hair, etc.), immunological (blood group and Rh factor), genetic (through genetic compatibility testing with the male who will provide the sperm) and even facial (using biometry). However, genetic and facial matching, although increasingly used, are not always performed.

 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.