In some cases, donor gametes (sperm / egg) might be an option to achieve parenthood. Opting for donor gametes may not very easily be acceptable to most of the couples.

Our team of doctors and counselors helps couples understand the pros and cons of this option. Following the discussion with our team, they make a more informed decision, as sometimes this may be the only option.

Indication for donor egg
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) - where there are no eggs in the ovary in women less than 40 yrs of age
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Repeated failed IVF
  • Poor egg quality

Step 1

In egg donor cycle, a healthy egg donor is screened with blood tests and ultrasound according to ICMR guidelines.

Step 2

Once a healthy donor is identified and recruited. The next step is the coordination of cycles of the donor and the recipient. Both have to get periods on similar days.

Step 3

Once they are ready, egg donor receives gonadotrophin injections for egg development. Once the follicles are ready, the eggs are collected and put together with the sperm of the husband of the recipient to form an embryo. When the gonadotrophin injections are started for the donor, the recipient receives hormone tablets for building up the lining of the uterus and on the day of egg collection for the donor, progesterone support is started to help with implantation process. The formed embryo is transferred to the uterus of the recipient in order to achieve a pregnancy.

Step 4

Blood test is done two weeks post embryo transfer to confirm pregnancy in the recipient.


Use of donor sperm to conceive is recommended when the male partner is azoospermic. A healthy sperm donor is screened with blood tests according to ICMR guidelines and only then we offer their sperm to be used for the couple to conceive.

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