Serum IVF Clinic has been established to provide its couples with a wide array of top quality options. Since many couples’ priority is to make their baby dream come true, egg donation is the choice that maximizes the chances of a successful IVF cycle (our success rates for egg donation are up to 58% and for embryo adoption is 63%) regardless of the recipients’ age. Serum’s expertise in egg donation has helped thousands of couples in more than 20 countries all over the world to hold a baby in their arms.

Our Donors

We offer a large pool of carefully selected egg donors.  Your donor selection criteria, in terms of physical appearance and social-cultural background are noted and are of the highest importance to us. Once all is completed, your individual treatment schedule and medication protocol are given to you and you enter our donor program, there are no waiting lists!

We are entitled to disclosure of information regarding characteristics like skin, eye and hair color, weight and height, social, cultural and educational background, which actually is like seeing a photo of her! Our clinic takes pride in a wide donor pool of wonderful, beautiful, proven young donors aged 18-30, originally from Greece, Poland, Ukraine and other countries. We usually are able to find the perfect match for you within a month or so unless you have an exceptional requirement.

 

Quality Treatments

We recognize that our donors give an amazing gift to another couple and that our ability to offer egg donation comes with a very great responsibility to the donor, to the baby and the family the baby/babies will be born in. Therefore, we offer our donors the same high quality personal care and attention under the same principles as our patients, if not more. We never overstimulate our donors. We administer mild doses in order to acquire good quality eggs. At the same time the recipient is synchronized using a minimum amount of medication or none at all (natural cycle).

  • DNA Library

    Serum offers another pioneering service to the future parents, by collecting and preserving donors’ DNA samples so if need be, you can have access to and request any necessary DNA tests without the donor’s physical presence being a prerequisite.

 

Donors Selection

Our donors come to us by word of mouth recommendation from our existing, already trusted donors.  We cannot use agencies to recruit donors because this would mean that we wouldn’t know the donors personally and we couldn’t be sure of their character and lifestyle. The donor’s character, reliability and truthfulness is the cornerstone of our relationship with her, so we only consider a donor we feel sure we can trust and whose referees bear this out. We do not allow donors to join our program if we feel they cannot make an altruistic donation because of a troubled personal financial state. We never put our donors under pressure to start as we always want them to feel absolutely ready and willing so they will have no distractions or worries that might affect their cycle. We prefer donors who have children already, as this gives an extra reassurance about their fertility and their genetic health.

Greek Legal Framework for Egg Donation

Legislation in Greece permits only anonymous altruistic egg donation. Donors are only compensated for their time off work. This guarantees that donor and recipients do not know each other’s identity. Donors and recipient couples are obliged to sign standard consent forms, which will safeguard the respective rights of both parties. Greek law allows egg donation until age 35, but in practice, most of our donors are in their early 20s. We screen our donors as required by the Greek law and in compliance with the HFEA guidelines. This includes a complete physical examination, tests for sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis, gonorrhea etc. as well as genetic screening (molecular karyotype), to exclude the possibility of inheritable diseases. Specific tests based on ethnic background i.e.  Cystic fibrosis, thalassemia, sickle cell disease etc. are also performed. We do not accept potential egg donors who have a family history of serious illnesses like early onset of heart disease, diabetes, cancers, life threatening allergies and mental illness.

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