Egg Recipients & Donors


Donor Eggs & Medical Screening

An in-depth screening process is required to ensure that the chosen donor is healthy and eligible to go through the procedure. Furthermore, the couple needs to undergo a number of blood and hormonal tests as well in order to prepare for the donation cycle.

These tests include laboratory blood tests (blood group, full blood count) and tests for any infectious diseases that might be passed on to the child:

  • HIV I,II
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • VDRL (Test for syphilis)
  • CMV, Toxoplasma Ab, Rubella Ab

Gynaecological Examination and Vaginal Swabs

Medical History to prevent hereditary problems

Hormonal Levels

In IVF Athens Center we carry out more medical tests (even though are not obligatory by the Greek Law) and particularly

Donor’s Mutation Screening in Genes For 27 Genetic Diseases

Disease Gene
Alpha Thalassemia HBA1/HBA2
Batten Disease, CLN3 Related CLN3
Beta-Hemoglobinopathies HBB
Bloom Syndrome BLM
Canavan Disease ASPA
Citrullinemia Type 1 ASS1
Cystic Fibrosis CFTR
Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy DMD
Familial Dysautonomia IKBKAP
Fanconi Anemia, Group C FANCC
Fragile X Syndrome FMR1
Galactosemia GALT
Gaucher Disease GBA
Glycogen Storage Disease, Type 1a G6PC
Isovaleric Acidemia IVD
Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency ACADM
Methylmalonic Aciduria and Homocystinuria, Type cblC MMACHC
Mucolipidosis, Type IV MCOLN1
Mucopolysaccharidosis, Type I IDUA
Niemann-Pick Disease, Types A/B SMPD1
Polycystic Kidney Disease, Autosomal Recessive PKHD1
Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata Type 1 PEX7
Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome DHCR7
Spinal Muscular Atrophy SMN1
Tay-Sachs Disease (DNA only) HEXA
Tyrosinemia Type 1 FAH
Zellweger Spectrum Disorders, PEX1-Related PEX1

Legislation on heterologous artificial fertilization

Women up to 50 years old can have access to any Medically Assisted Reproduction process after providing a written consent. In case of unmarried couples or single women, a notarial deed is necessary so that they can have access to assisted reproduction. Sperm donation is permitted for men up to 40 years old, while oocyte donors in IVF Athens Center must be up to 30 years old. The use of frozen semen is only allowed.

The identity of the donor of reproductive material is not to be disclosed to the persons who want to have a child. Medical information concerning the donor is kept strictly confidential. Access to this information is permissible only for the child’s medical benefit. The identity of the child and its parents is not disclosed to the donor.

Egg Recipients

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