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Egg donation

At TFP Stork Fertility in Copenhagen, we offer egg donation, double donation, egg sharing and cross-donation.

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When I was little, my parents told me that my mother had had to 'borrow eggs' from another woman in order to have me. It was a very sweet story - but I don't really remember anymore, because it wasn't that important, I guess. For me, my mother has always been my mother - even if I carry some genes that are not hers.

We focus on egg donation  

  

We like to participate in interviews and debates about fertility treatment and often focus on egg donation.




Anita Elverdal is the egg donation coordinator at TFP Stork Fertility.


In an interview with KIMEN, she talks about egg donation, double donation, egg sharing and cross-donation:




Charlotte is an egg donor child  


“I don't feel special or different...” 


Read the interview here: 




How do I get started?  


We are experiencing an increasing demand for egg donation, so we have implemented an egg donation team that manages and coordinates all egg donations.


If you need egg donation or would like to donate your eggs, please have a no-obligation chat with our skilled and caring egg donation team. You can also attend one of our ‘Becoming an egg donor’ events.


Egg donor FAQ

Can all women become egg donors?

You can donate your eggs from the age of 18 up to the age of 35. All donors are asked if they are healthy and if there are any hereditary diseases in the family. This includes checking all donors for infectious diseases such as hepatitis, HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.


You can donate regardless of whether you have given birth before.  

How many times can I donate eggs?

You can donate eggs 6 times in total. You must tell us if you have donated at other clinics.

Can I be an egg donor even if I use an IUD or a contraceptive device?

Yes, you can be an egg donor even if you have an IUD. It doesn't matter if you have a copper IUD or a hormonal IUD. It is also not a problem if you do not have a period on your IUD.


However, you can't donate while a contraceptive device is currently in place. If you are about to have your IUD changed, you can donate before a new IUD is fitted if you wish. Unfortunately, we cannot help with removal or replacement.

Can I be an egg donor even if I am on the pill?

Yes, you can, but you must take a break during the month you donate.  

Can egg donation reduce my own chance of getting pregnant?

No, egg donation does not affect the number of eggs you have in your ovaries.


Nature's biology is like that: Each month, more eggs always grow than need to be used. Only 1 goes to ovulation, and the rest are “discarded.” We take advantage of this when you are an egg donor. We use hormone therapy to mature the eggs your body "discards" anyway so you can give them to another woman.

Am I at risk of early menopause?

No. At your first consultation, we will take blood tests to check your hormone levels. If this tells you that you have an incipient fertility problem yourself, we will give you free advice about this.

Are there any side effects or risks to donating eggs at egg retrieval?

 It is rare that there are complications. Hormone stimulation can cause side effects in rare cases. We will give you more detailed information at the consultation.

What does it mean to be an anonymous egg donor?

If you choose to be an anonymous egg donor, we may only inform the recipient of your:   

  • Age   

  • Height and weight  

  • Hair and eye colour  

  • Skin colour/ethnicity  

  • Blood type 

What does it mean to be an open egg donor?

If you choose to be an open egg donor, we may only inform the recipient of your: 

  • Age   

  • Height and weight  

  • Hair and eye colour  

  • Skin colour/ethnicity  

  • Blood type 


Once the child is 18 years old, he or she can find out your identity.  

What does it mean to be a known egg donor?

As a known donor, you typically donate eggs to someone you know or would like to help, such as a sister or friend. However, you must not be closely related to the husband of a couple who are going to receive. Legally, you have no rights or obligations in relation to the child/children.

Can I help my sister or friend without donating directly to her?

Yes. You can via what we call cross-donation. Cross-donation means that a woman can skip the egg donation waiting list and receive an egg if she can get another woman (e.g. you) to donate eggs to the pool.

How does egg donation work in practice?

Read about the whole process, here: Egg donation treatment

Can I withdraw during the process?

Yes, you can withdraw. In principle, you can withdraw right up to egg retrieval. But we hope that if you do, you will have told us before the start, as there is a recipient waiting for your eggs.

What do I get out of being an egg donor?

When you choose to become an egg donor, you do so first and foremost because you want to help others fulfil a dream of becoming parents. Like sperm donors, you receive an honorarium for donating your eggs. An egg donor receives DKK 7,000 per donation.

Can I find out if my eggs have succeeded in making another woman pregnant?

Many egg donors are delighted to hear that their eggs have helped a childless couple. We are happy to tell you if your eggs have made another woman pregnant, if you wish.

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