Embryo Donation

Embryo donation is a process that ensures the transfer of a healthy embryo from the IVF process into the womb of an infertile woman. The donation works for infertile women who have healthy wombs but cannot fertilize their eggs. When the couple is unable to fertilize naturally or lacks good-quality gametes, direct embryo transfer from donation works. The couple receives a non-autologous embryo which does not belong to them genetically. With embryo donation, the mother can carry the child to full-term pregnancy. The process includes the proper screening of embryos and the selection of healthy embryos for proper implantation.

About the procedure

The procedure includes a fertilized and frozen embryo that comes from unrelated sperm and egg. So, the embryo is not genetically related to you. However, it gives you the experience of pregnancy and childbirth. The whole donation process is a third-party donation received in the mother's womb. The fertilization process happens with a donor egg and an unrelated sperm. The fertilization process happens through IVF, and then the embryos are screened for health. The healthy embryo is transferred to the uterus of the mother. The mother who delivers the child is considered the real mother. The entire process happens for privacy and protection for the well-being of the couple. For infertile couples who wish to experience pregnancy, the procedure is a good one.

Who qualifies for the procedure?

Women who face infertility issues, lack good gamete health or go through ovarian insufficiency receive a healthy embryo from donor programs. On the other hand, aged females who wish to bear children might also receive an embryo from a donor program. The donor program offers healthy embryos to childless couples who struggle in the fertilization and implantation phase. Healthy males donate their sperm, and healthy females donate their eggs. The fertilization happens in the in vitro way, and then the embryo is transferred after observed growth.

Why is the procedure conducted?

The procedure occurs for couples who are unable to conceive due to insufficient gametes or unhealthy gametes. The procedure helps couples experience pregnancy and normal childbirth. The whole process ensures that even infertile couples can have healthy babies and experience childbirth. Donor programs work for the noble cause of bringing children into this world.

Different Types 

Embryo donation helps transfer healthy embryos into the body of the female for further growth and development of the baby. Embryo donation works in multiple ways of embryo transfer. For example, there might be a fresh embryo transfer or a frozen embryo transfer. In a frozen embryo transfer cycle, the developing embryo from the previous IVF cycle transfers into the body of the female at a certain time for uterine receptivity.


There are many benefits of the donor program for couples who cannot conceive due to bad sperm or egg health. The success rate of donor programs in fertilization is 40 to 55 per cent. The success rate varies from fertility clinic to clinic and bank to bank as you choose the right program for you. Therefore, it is important to choose a good donor program to benefit from. You need to consult with fertility and IVF experts for further guidance. It is important to choose a good fertility clinic like Apollo Fertility. You can  Request an appointment at Apollo Fertility, Noida or Call 1860 500 4424 to book an appointment today.

Risks or Complications

There are some risks of donor programs for the receivers that they should be aware of. For example, the donated embryo might have some chromosomal abnormalities which need further checks. On the other hand, you should also beware of an aged donor or an aging receiver. If the donor of the embryo is old, there will be chromosomal aberrations in the embryo. If the receiver is no longer young, the embryo might not develop into a full-term pregnancy. There are many risk factors you need to consider.

Embryo donation is not that common, but it is growing as a method of tackling infertility.


Donor programs are possible at large scale due to medical facilities and tests. The embryo donor programs are a ray of hope for infertile couples. Embryo donation offers the experience of pregnancy and childbirth for couples with some other infertility complications. 

1. Can donation for a donor lead to infertility?

No, the donation of an embryo does not lead to infertility for the woman.

2. What is the best age for embryo donation?

The best age for embryo donation is the 21 to 30 age bracket.

3. What can disqualify me from donor programs?

Factors such as lifestyle habits, health concerns and possible infections disqualify you from donor programs.

4. What is the success rate for the embryo transfer method?

The success rate of implantation and development is 70 to 90 per cent for an embryo transfer method.

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