Embryo donation is a preferred practice in both male and female partners if they have infertility problems that cannot be overcome by standard IVF methods. Although frozen embryos left over after pregnancy donated by couples undergoing IVF treatment are also used in embryo donation in some countries, only embryos obtained by using donor eggs and sperm can be legally used in Cyprus.
As a donor, as it is applied in oocyte and sperm donation, it is used physically (ethnicity, skin-eye-hair color, body structure, etc.) by selecting those that are similar to the couple and compatible with blood type.
It is not necessary to carry out any actions for the male partner in the preparation of the receiving couple. The preparation process of the female partner is as follows:
Since reproductive cells obtained from young and healthy donors are used, embryo donation is the application with the highest success rate among donation applications. For this reason, the most important factor determining success is to carefully examine whether the recipient’s uterus is suitable for the attachment of the embryo and to prepare it in the most appropriate way for transfer. In our center, thanks to meticulously carried out examinations and preparation processes, we achieve success rates of up to 85% in embryo donation.
In embryo donation application, the identities of the donors and the recipient are kept confidential. Applying couples can only access the information in the profile form of the donors, photograph, identity and contact information are kept confidential. In the same way, donors do not have access to the information of couples in which reproductive cells are used.
IVF and donation treatment processes in Cyprus are subject to the Law No. 57/2014 “Governing the Rules for Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation”. According to this law:
In order to perform embryo transfer in people over 45 years of age;