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Our Donors

We offer a large pool of carefully selected egg donors. Your donor selection criteria, in terms of physical appearance and socio-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 programme. There are not long waiting lists!

We are entitled to disclosure of information regarding characteristics such as skin, eye and hair colour, 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 are usually able to find the perfect match for you within a month or so, unless you have an exceptional requirement.

We recognise 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, 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 for the acquisition of good quality eggs. At the same time, the recipient is synchronised using a minimum amount of medication or none at all (natural cycle).

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 would not know the donors personally and we could not be sure of their character and lifestyle. The donor’s character, reliability and truthfulness are 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 programme 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 already have children, as this gives an extra reassurance about their fertility and their genetic health.

How to become a Sperm Donor

Once you decide to become a sperm donor (the prospective donors should be between 18 and 35 years old), you visit our clinic to produce a semen sample. To ensure that the sample is suitable, you need to refrain from any sexual activity for 3 to 5 days. The specialised staff examines the sample in order to have a first estimation of your sperm quality (number, motility, vitality, morphology, etc.). These parameters need to be far above the average to be selected as a donor and if this is ascertained, you will have to visit our clinic to produce a second sample. If the second sample has acceptable characteristics like the first one, you will be asked to give a blood sample on the same day in order to determine your blood group and have screening tests for sexually transmitted diseases, a genetic analysis and karyotyping. You will also arrange an interview with a member of our staff to discuss some issues, such as the process of donation, the legal aspects concerning this process and the reason that motivates you to become a donor. Furthermore, you will be asked to give information about any health issues that you and your first-degree relatives may have dealt with and of course you will have the opportunity to ask for any clarification you need. In the duration of this interview, you will fill in a questionnaire in order to provide the clinic with information about yourself (e.g., health condition, character, hobbies, etc.). When all the above processes are completed, you will have to sign a form concerning the rights, obligations, and terms of the engagement (according to the Greek law). It must be pointed out that sperm donation in Greece is anonymous by law. Once the above stages have been completed, you enter the semen donation programme. Blood samples will be required from the clinic on a regular basis in order to repeat the tests for sexual transmitted diseases.

How to become an Egg Donor

Once you decide to become an egg donor (the prospective donors should be between 18 and 30 years old), you visit our clinic to have an ultrasound (scan) so we can ensure that everything is normal in the ovaries (exclude possible cysts, endometrioma, etc.), and measure the number of antral follicles in the ovaries (AFC). It is preferred to do the ultrasound the first five days of your cycle. These parameters need to be far above the average to be selected as a donor and if this is ascertained, you will have to visit our clinic again to give a blood sample in order to determine your blood group and have screening tests for sexually transmitted diseases, a genetic analysis (karyotyping), cystic fibrosis, etc. You will also arrange an interview with a member of our staff to discuss some issues, such as the process of donation, the legal aspects concerning this process and the reason that motivates you to become a donor. Furthermore, you will be asked to give information about any health issues that you and your first-degree relatives may have dealt with and of course you will have the opportunity to ask for any clarification you need. In the duration of this interview, you will fill in a questionnaire in order to provide the clinic with information about yourself (e.g., health condition, character, hobbies etc.). When all the above processes are completed, you will have to sign a form concerning the rights, obligations, and terms of the engagement (according to the Greek law). It must be pointed out that egg donation in Greece is anonymous by law. Once the above stages have been completed, you enter the egg donation programme. Blood samples will be required from the clinic on a regular basis in order to repeat the tests for sexual transmitted diseases.
In terms of egg donation, the outmost gesture of altruism and selfless act for a lady, we offer to all egg donors an out of charge egg freezing cycle after 3 egg donation cycles, in order to preserve their own fertility as well.