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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020

Egg Donation - Blessing In Disguise!

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Dr. Richa SharmaIVF Specialist • 21 Years Exp.MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, FNB Reproductive Medicine, MRCOG
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Egg donation - a blessing in disguise!

What’egg donation?

Egg donation is a type of test-tube baby procedure where an egg is taken from a fertile young lady preferably under 30yrs and sperm is taken from intending husband and both are united outside the body in the laboratory and the resulting embryo (baby) is transferred into the uterus of the intending woman.

Egg donor- is a woman who donates eggs!
Recipient- he woman who receives eggs in form of embryos (bhrun) being transferred into her womb (garbhasay)
Innovation - Trounson and colleagues from australia first reported an egg donation cycle in 1983
This concept has enabled millions of woman all around the globe to get pregnant who are not able to get pregnant using their own eggs. Egg donation has brought new hope to many couples who otherwise would have remained childless.


  • Premature ageing of the ovary (premature ovarian failure)
  • Genetic reasons like- thalassemia, galactosemia
  • Down syndrome or any other chromosomal disorders translocations (karyotyping)
  • Repeated IVF failure
  • Menopausal
  • Perimenopausal

​The pregnancy after an egg donation cycle is like a normal pregnancy follow up. The success of egg donation cycle is approximately 45-50% per attempt. The success is not 100%

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