Embryo donation consists in transferring into the woman's uterus embryos
donated by other couples that have undergone fertility treatments. Some couples,
after achieving their pregnancy, decide to donate anonymously their remaining
embryos, providing another couple or single woman with an opportunity to have
Embryo donation is based on solidarity and altruism, since the couple who
donates their embryos cannot receive any financial compensation. It provides
hope to couples longing for a child.
- Embryo donation is absolutely legal in Spain, regardless the patient's
nationality or origin.
- Embryo donation is anonymous. Under no circumstances will Ginefiv be able to
reveal the donor's identity to the recipient couple and vice versa.
- Before transferring donated embryos, the donor couple is screened for
infectious diseases by our medical team.
- In embryo donation, our medical team matches donating and recipient couples
according to their physical features.
The main advantage of this technique is its cost. Remember that donor couples
do not receive any financial compensation for the donation of their embryos.
Moreover, these embryos are donated by couples that have achieved a pregnancy
by transferring embryos which were obtained during the same treatment, which
means that there is a good prognosis.
The main disadvantage is that the embryos are frozen and this fact may reduce
the success rates.
Generally, the waiting list is not too long (approximately one or two months
until the day of the embryo transfer). This is possible because Ginefiv is one
of the Spanish clinics that performs more assisted reproduction treatments and
that allows us to have a quite large embryo bank.
However, if a couple requires some physical features which are less common
among Spanish population, such as black or Asian race, this may extend the usual