IVF with egg donation is the type of IVF treatment where patient undegoes IVF treatment using donor eggs. When using donor eggs in an IVF treatment, one of the decisions patients make is whether to use a known or an anonymous egg donor. While there are pros and cons of each option and the decision to use a known or an anonymous egg donor depends mainly on the recipients' own perspective, we wanted to discuss both options here in this article so that our patients who would like to consider the option of using an egg donor can make an informed decision.
Our laws in North Cyprus only allow egg donor matching in an anonymous fashion. This does not mean that you can only use anonymous egg donors. It means, we, as the clinic, can only match you with an egg donor anonymously. However, if you would like to use a known donor, then we would need to involve an external egg donor agency for the matching process so that you can be matched via the agency, and not the clinic.
Using an Anonymous Egg Donor:
If you are to use one of North Cyprus IVF Clinic's egg donors, then donation needs to be done anonymously. For donor mathcing, we ask that you fill out a donor/recipient form and return it to us. Using your information and matching criteria, our donor coordinator will match you with suitable egg donors and we will be able to send you these matching profiles so that you can make your own choice. Since our donor coordinator will have your information as well as the donors' information, she will make sure that you are only matched with donors who are compatible with your criteria.
However, we are able to provide you with a profile page for your egg donor with basic information such as age, height, weight, eye, skin and hair color, education, occupation, hobbies etc. What we cannot share is a picture of your egg donor. Anonymous egg donors remain anonymous at all times and so do you. Therefore, your egg donor will not receive your contact information and will never see your pictures.
One of the main benefits of using a clinic egg donor is that we screen our egg donors very closely and we mainly recruit donors with proven pregnancies. Therefore, when you select an anonymous egg donor at our clinic, you will know that the donor has donated before and contributed to a positive pregnancy or has her own child, making her a fertility proven egg donor.
Using a Known Egg Donor:
Some patients prefer to see a picture of their egg donor or even meet them. This is made possible by our overseas egg donor agency. While we are not able to match you up with a "known" clinic donor, we can offer you the option of choosing an agency donor so that the agency can match you up with a known donor and your egg donor can fly out to Cyprus to donate for you. While this gives you the freedom of seeing your donor, meeting her in person and possibly contact via skype or the phone, considering the involvement of another agency and the travel aspects, using a known egg donor will be much more costly compared to using one of clinic's donors.
The additional cost of using a known egg donor from our overseas agency runs between 8,500 - 11,000 USD depending on the egg donor.
Please visit the following link for more information on our "IVF Treatment using Donor Eggs".
Dr. Savas Ozyigit
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