[Translate to English:] Wunschkind - Klinik Dr. Brunbauer: Eizellenspende
[Translate to English:] Wunschkind - Klinik Dr. Brunbauer: Eizellenspende

egg donation

Egg donation means using the eggs of a donor to fulfill a couple's dream of having a baby. It allows women to become pregnant who otherwise would not have the opportunity to have a child.

In Austria, egg donation has been legally allowed since 2015.
The legal requirements are:

  • The recipient of the donated oocytes must not be older than 44 at the start of treatment.
  • The egg donor must be at least 18 and not older than 29.
  • The child conceived by egg donation has the right to receive information about the donor after the age of 14. The Wunschkind Klinik is in possession of the donor's personal data.
  • It is allowed to bring your own donor for a treatment. If a relative, friend or trusted person is willing to donate eggs to the couple, the donation can be accepted.

Prospects for pregnancy with egg donation

The chances of getting pregnant with donated eggs through artificial insemination are much higher than with IVF or ICSI treatment with your own eggs.

The reason is a higher rate of healthy oocytes, as the donor is usually much younger than the recipient in donations. Per treatment cycle, the probability of becoming pregnant is 65%. However, success does not just depend on the treatment itself being free from complications. The likelihood of pregnancy is also influenced by your age, hormonal status and lifestyle. Obesity, stress, nicotine and excessive consumption of alcohol can reduce your chance of success.

Our clear goal for all our patients is to achieve pregnancy in as little as one treatment cycle.

Bring your own donor

You have been diagnosed with infertility, yet you do not want to give up the happiness of a family?

We are happy to assist you during your egg donation treatment. If somebody in your family or circle of friends would offer herself as a donor, please bring her to the Wunschkind Klinik.

What does the donor have to consider?

The donor must be physically and mentally healthy. She must meet stringent criteria and conduct various investigations so that we can exclude infectious and hereditary diseases and can rely on healthy, fertile oocytes. Of course we carry out a detailed, medical consultation with the donor before starting the treatment.

The donor neither has the duty to support the child conceived with her eggs, nor is the child entitled to inherit. The donation is always voluntary. It is also forbidden that the donor demands payment any other consideration for the donation.

How does egg donation treatment work?

After the donor has undergone hormone stimulation we remove the follicles at the optimal time.

The preparation of the egg recipient takes place in parallel. Both treatments are coordinated. The day of egg collection, the recipient's partner has to provide a sample of fresh sperm. For this, a discreet room in our clinic is available. We then fertilize the donated egg cells with the sperm.

After fertilization, we closely monitor the development of the embryos for 3-5 days and insert 1-2 embryos into the woman's uterus at the right time. If there are surplus embryos, we freeze them for you, so they are available for future treatment cycles.

After two weeks, we can determine by blood test, if you are pregnant or not. Another 3 weeks later we do an ultrasound to see if the pregnancy has developed correctly.

Quote egg donation, Fertility Clinic Dr. Brunbauer, 1010 Vienna

"For some couples, egg donation treatment is the only chance to have a child. We help you seize this opportunity. "


When is egg donation useful?

We all want children who are genetically our own. Sometimes that is impossible. The Austrian law allows egg donation in case of infertility. Egg donation can help to have a child after all.

You might consider egg donation in the following cases:

  • The ovaries have stopped their production prematurely, perhaps because of early menopause or as a result of surgery.
  • The quality of the eggs is insufficient.
  • Several IVF treatments have already failed.
  • There have been repeated miscarriages.
  • Either you as a patient or your genetically own embryos show chromosomal abnormalities.
  • No menstruation (primary ovarian failure).
  • When the ovaries cease functioning before the age of 40.
    The reasons can be:
    • Hereditary factors
    • metabolic diseases
    • Autoimmune diseases, such as Addison's disease or diabetes mellitus
    • Infectious diseases, such as mumps or rubella
    • Environmental factors, such as intense smoking
    • Surgery that entails sterilization. For example, in the treatment of ovarian tumors.
    • A chemotherapy or radiotherapy given at an earlier time.

Important to know:

While egg donation is permitted in Austria, the donation of already existing embryos is prohibited by law. A combination of sperm and egg donation is possible.

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