DONORS – Donate an Egg or a Sperm to Donate a Life and to Donate Happiness!
Kudos to the advancement in science of infertility treatments; now, many parents’ blank arms, weeping and thirsting to hold their own baby, are given this gift of God. Yes! Their naturally born baby! Now, if you are facing fertility issues and still have the zeal to hold the little fingers of your own baby, then many fertility treatments have a ray of hope for you. There are nowadays a number of infertility treatments employing the donation techniques for conceiving a baby. With all other doors closed, when a couple comes for infertility treatment, a donor program is a way for them to have a baby.
Who Are the Donors?
Some heterosexual or homosexual couples or singles like to have their babies; some with medical disorders or some with natural inability; can have them with the assisted reproductive technology and extensive donor programs. They get sperms, eggs or embryos given by others. They are known as ‘Donors!’
What is Sperm Donation?
One main category of donors is the Sperm Donors. Sperm donation is actually the processing of donating one’s sperm for fertilization with an egg of another female who is not his partner. Sperm donation is a kind of third-party reproduction that employs donation of sperms privately or directly to the fertility clinic for injecting into the female ovary for fertilization inside or may be fertilized outside in vitro and the embryo injected into the uterus for successful pregnancy. The method used in this kind of treatment is a bit controversial regarding the legal recognition of the male parent than the pregnancy normally.
What Is the Eligibility Criterion for Sperm Donation?
- The sperm needs to fulfil the required sperm count and motility rate for the bank or clinic.
- A potential donor must be healthy in terms of infectious diseases like STD; he is also medically examined and periodically checked.
- The potential donor should be healthy and free from any hereditary diseases in the biological family.
What Are the Pros & Cons of Sperm Donation?
- It works with effective results in case where the male partner is suffering from infertility and the couple desperately wishes to have a baby.
- In cases of some couples or single parents, donor sperm is the only option left for them to have a baby.
- With the passage of time, and with the development of baby, he may feel curious to know about his biological origins. Finding an anonymous donor details won’t be necessary, but if the donor is a family member or friend, he may not accept to disclose or be embarrassed with the relationship.
- The donor’s medical history is not going to be known to you.
What Is Egg Donation?
The process, in which, a female donates her eggs for assisted reproductive technology or for biomedical purposes is known as Egg Donation. Egg donation is also a third-party reproduction, which involves the fertilization of the egg with the sperm, in vitro i.e. in a laboratory dish. Sometimes, the eggs that remain unfertilized are stored in frozen conditions for later use by other infertile couples or the same couple, if not fertilized in that particular trial.
Who Are the Egg Donors?
- Donors who donate their eggs in lieu of monetary benefit are egg donors.
- Designated donors get the opportunity to donate egg anonymously to some other recipient; and thus, lessen the waiting time of the related recipient.
- Egg donors, who take part is oocyte sharing program, where the unused egg of an in vitro fertilization patient is donated to another patient, and the cost of the treatment is shared.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Egg Donation?
- Certain side effects like infection, pain, cramps, alteration in menstrual cycle with overstimulation of the ovary are the common problems encountered after egg donation.
- Rigorous tests and questionnaires pertaining to egg donation may develop into disorders related to Heart Disease.
- Hereditary diseases may be unknown or falsified by the donor in many cases, which leads to a risk of disorders carried down.
What Is Embryo Donation?
This is a typical form of third-party reproduction, in which, the embryos are left unused after one couple’s in vitro fertilization treatment, are donated to either another couple for in vitro fertilization process or for advanced research process. The embryo donors are always tested for their tendency to carry hereditary diseases. The Embryo donation procedure for an infertility treatment may associate all those risks that tend to come with pregnancies of couples having fertility disorder issues.