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

egg donation

In an egg donation, we use the eggs of a donor to fulfill the dream of the baby to a child's desire pair. This can also make pregnant women who otherwise have no opportunity to have a child.

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

  • The recipient of the donated oocytes must not be older than 45 years of age at the start of treatment.
  • The egg donor must be at least 18 and no more than 29 years old.
  • The child conceived by egg donation has the right to receive information about the donor after the age of 14 years. The child receives information about this in the Wunschkind-Klinik.
  • It is allowed to bring a donor for treatment. If a relative, friend or confidant is willing to donate eggs to the childbearing couple, the donation can be accepted by this person.

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 donor

You have been diagnosed with infertility. Still, you do not want to forgo the happiness of a family?

We gladly accept your egg donation treatment. If you have a donor from your family or friends, please bring them to the Wunschkind-Klinik.

What does the donor have to consider?

The donor must be physically and mentally healthy. It must meet stringent criteria and conduct various investigations so that we can rule out infectious and hereditary diseases and you will receive healthy, fertile oocytes. In addition, we carry out a detailed, medical consultation with the donor before starting the treatment.

The donor never has a maintenance obligation for the child donated with her eggs. The child is not entitled to inherit. The donation is always voluntary. The donor may not demand payment or other consideration for the donation.

How does a treatment with egg donation work?

We perform a hormone stimulation with the donor and remove the follicles at the optimal time.

The preparation of the egg recipient takes place in parallel. Both treatments are coordinated. On the day of egg collection, we ask the man for fresh sperm. A discreet room in our clinic is available. We mix the ova with the sperm of the man.

After that, we closely monitor the development and insert one to two embryos into the woman's uterus at the right time. If there are more embryos, we freeze them for you. They are available for future treatment cycles.

After two weeks, we can determine with a blood test, if you have developed a pregnancy. Four weeks after the transfer of embryos to the uterus we check if the embryo is alive.

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

"Artificial insemination with donated eggs is the only chance for a child for some pairs of children. We help you seize this opportunity. "


When is an egg donation useful?

We all want genetically own children in the first place. Sometimes that is not possible. The Austrian law allows egg donation when infertility is present. If there is still a wish for a child, the egg donation can help, but still have a child.

This can be the case in these situations:

  • The ovaries have stopped their production prematurely, perhaps because of early menopause or as a result of surgery.
  • The quality of the eggs is not enough.
  • Several IVF treatments have already failed.
  • The woman suffered repeated miscarriages.
  • There are chromosomal anomalies in women or genetically-own embryos.
  • If the woman has 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
    • Operations that involve sterilization. For example, in the treatment of ovarian tumors.
    • A chemotherapy or radiotherapy that has been performed earlier.

Important to know:

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

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