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Embryo Donation Protocol?

Postby 3xys4us » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:45 pm

Hello! I am new to the board and I am really overwhelmed/confused. I'm reading about people who are interested in obtaining embryos and I have no idea how it works.

My DH and I will be going through IVF at the end of July. We will be using PGD with gender selection for a little girl. That means we will almost certainly have left over male embryos. We've told our office that we would like to donate the embryo's but all they have told us is that we will have to sign paperwork. :?

What happens then? Is there a waitng list for people who need embryo's? Is it normal to get compensation for the embryo's (terrible question, but anything to off set the cost would be fantastic)? Can you choose who the embryo's go to? Any experiences/info would be GREATLY appreciated.

Sorry to ask so many questions. I'm just sooooooo confused.
Preg #1 -= boy 4/98
Preg #2 = 5 IUI's 5/01-10/01- Boy 7/02
Preg #3= 4 IUI's 6/03-1/04 - Boy 9/04
Preg #4= 6 IUI's 5/06 -10/07- fetal loss @ 16weeks
Starting IVF w/ PGD 7/08 (trying for our little girl)
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Postby sueandles » Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:06 am

hiya, i cant help you fully but what i can say is that in the uk i dont think you get compensation for donating , you can have a say in who gets your embryos, there is a waiting list ( a very long one )
i waited 17 months on my last treatment cycle. i had 5 embies donated and had 2 trys but unfortunatly they both failed so am now back on the list but this time ive been told the list is that long they arnt even giving a possible waiting time.

the best thing to do is have a word with your clinic and get them to explaine things to you.

i just want to add that what you are thinking about doing is such a great thing your an angel. its kind people like you who give people like me a chance
hope things go well for youxx sue
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Postby ivfnurse » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:26 am

There are consents that need to be done, personality profiles, medical histories, psych evaluations as well as Infectious Disease bloodwork that is mandated by the FDA. At my facility the couple who donate their embryos do not get compensated and do not get to pick who are the recipients. There is a waiting list for donated embryos and as soon as we get some available they are gone. Good luck on your cycle for you little girl!
I am an infertility nurse and I work in a major IVF facility. I am willing to answer questions and give guidance, however, since I am not treating you, only your physician can give you the most accurate information.
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Postby momtobetobe » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:25 am

There was a radio show on this topic-embryo donation- that I read about in a story in early Oct. in the LA times. The radio show covered how to donate or adopt embryos. you can listen at www.creatingafamily.com. I think you have to click on the show, but the date of the show was May 28 of this year. I listened and it was really good. Hope this answers some questions for you and I wish you the best of luck finding a family. Also, at that same website, there was a lot of information about embryo donating or adopting. I found it under infertility resources.
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Mishla here

Postby Mishla » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:50 pm

Hi, I am new to this board too and posted a (very long) post earlier today. So you dont have to read the whole thing, what I discovered recently is that embryos made after may 25, 2005 are subject to the FDA rule which reqires testing for infectious diseases by the female donor by 2 weeks and by the male donor by 1 month (or possibly the other way around...) within creation of the embryo. If they were made before that date, they are not subject to all these rules. They still would like the donors to be tested, but the adoptive parents may sign a waiver regarding that.

The lawyer that is also our adoption agency looked into this for us and found that the paperwork is relatively simple compared to a normal adoption. Once the paperwork/release/conditions/contract is signed by everyone, and the adoptive parent becomes pregnant and gives birth, though she is not considered the biological parent, is considered to be the 'natural' mother ,the child is hers and there is no more need for legalities.
Hope that helps~
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Started Egg Donation Blog Back in March

Postby andsierra » Fri May 29, 2009 11:25 pm

I started an egg donation blog that documented my first cycle. I start my second next week. I thought this may help future donors and families to better understand the donors experience.

http://www.apanoply.blogspot.com
* to go directly to the entries about egg donation - find the labels column on the right side and click "egg donation". i enjoyed my experience except after retrieval. i was out (i.e. no walking) for a week!
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