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Can I donate embryo's?

Postby NickiMark » Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:32 pm

If I was to do IVF, and say I had several embryo's could I donate the one's I dont have transfered?

How would this work, being as I am using a donor sperm? would I need consent from the donor sperm?

Just a thought at this stage?
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Postby lynne » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:19 pm

Nicki, I'm not sure about the implications for donor, but I asked the nurse at the clinic this very question last week. She said that after our treatment was completed and presuming we were succesful, or had decided not to continue with IVF, then we could donate our embryos if we wanted to. It is not something they would do while we were still trying to conceive though. And I think it has to be done within 5 years of retreival.
I was actually interested in egg donation, but you have to be under 35, so I'm already past it.
I shouldn't imagine the implications would be too grave with donor, as the donor has already given consent. Why not give your clinic a ring in the morning. I'm sure they'll be able to give you a proper answer.
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Postby ivf21 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:28 pm

yes you can donate them but you do have to go through a lot of blood work and stuff about family history etc
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Postby az_ip » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:48 am

I am not certain where you are located...but there is a group called snowflakes embryo donation that I've heard about - and may use later. I think there are several groups out there...I am just starting to look and won't make any decisions until I am ready to donate; right now we are at week 12 of our pregnancy so have a ways to go.

Our egg donor gave up all rights at the time of donation, so we have to make all the decisions for our embryos. Not sure about your agreement with your donor!

Good luck to you!

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Postby NickiMark » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:42 pm

I will ask my clinic next time i am there, and if i do ivf..... xxx

All the best to you all xx
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Postby LittleP » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:07 pm

Nicki

I think you can do Egg Share as well - this is a way of keeping the costs down apparently. It would be worth asking about that as well.

Good luck sweetie

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