Many of us are willing to donate eggs and help other couples fulfil their dream of being parents. It is both a gesture of solidarity and a personal one. In IVI Donor we give you all the information you may need to go through the process, without any commitment.
There are many women who want to help and be supportive by donating eggs, but it may turn out to be impossible for various reasons that we will discuss further on.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 50 million couples worldwide had problems with having children in 2010.
Has the process ever drawn your attention? If you are healthy and aged 18-35, you may donate eggs. However, before you volunteer to undergo an egg donation treatment, you should know the reasons, which may unfortunately make it impossible for you to donate.
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1- Being over 35 years old
You’re still young, your body allows it, you have some more years to can become a mum. However, for egg donation purposes it is fundamental not to cross the 35-years threshold. This is because it is believed that when you are between 18 and 35 years old, the eggs and more fertile and thus, more prone to produce a successful pregnancy. The eggs are considered to be of good quality, which is something that gradually goes away over the years.
2- Having an illness
If you have an illness, especially a chronic one, you cannot become an egg donor. You may be feeling perfectly fine and be undergoing a treatment that works wonders for you, but you must take into consideration that donating eggs is a treatment that affects the recipient and the health of the future baby. The oocytes of the donor must belong to a person who is healthy, both physically and emotionally, in order to go through with the donation process.
3- Having a high BMI (Body Mass Index)
Having a high Body Mass Index (BMI) is not good for your health. One of the reasons why you cannot donate eggs if your BMI is high is the increased risk for complications during the treatment. In IVI Dona clinics, we care about your health and we do not want you to be exposed to any risks during the process.
Another reason is the possibility that the hormonal treatment you are subjected to, does not produce the desired effect or that the dose of medicine must be higher. That is why it is advisable that your BMI is under 30 for you to become an egg donor.
4- Poor Mental Health
We have discussed the importance of being in good physical condition in order to donate eggs, but one cannot underestimate the importance of mental health. If you struggle with a mental, depressive or psychological disorder, we recommend that you refrain from donating eggs.
If you think that none of the points discussed concern you – congratulations, you can become an egg donor!