Egg sharing involves a woman undertaking fertility treatment Egg Sharignwho has had a good harvest of eggs and who consents to donate some of her eggs to the clinic where she is receiving treatment for the benefit of other patients. The egg donors are healthy women undergoing IVF treatment. The preferred age of an Egg Sharer or Donor should be not above 36 years of age. This is a highly effective treatment option for many couples. The challenge is when to give up on trying to achieve success with ones own eggs and when to move to egg donation. Once the screening is complete, the donor will begin the donation cycle. An egg retrieval procedure comprises both the egg donor’s cycle and the recipient’s cycle. The objective is to synchronize the donor’s cycle with the recipient’s. It is a very personal decision and the doctor can guide you on the available option. Egg donor cycles have a success rate of over 60%.
In the past eggs have been freeze-stored mainly forEgg Sharign ‘fertility preservation’ ahead of cancer treatment. The introduction of a new freezing technique known as ‘Vitrification’ has now made egg storage a much more practical option. Egg freezing is becoming of increasing interest to a number of women who may not be in a secure relationship and choose to put a few eggs in storage for when, and if, the right man comes along. Vitrification, which is now employed for the storage of embryos at Akanksha IVF Centre. It is a technique which cools at a very fast rate that the tissue is preserved in a glass-like state without the formation of damaging ice crystals and hence the word ‘Vitrified’. Vitrification is associated with better survival rates for embros than previous slow-cooling techniques.