Medical center New Life

Donor egg program

New Life clinic has formed collaboration with a leading European IVF chain, operating a donor egg bank. After careful consideration, the egg bank was found to meet New Life’s high requirements. We present to you all the information on the procedure. We try to give the explanation in a simple and non-professional language, but if anything is not clear, please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions. The success of the treatment depends to a great extent on your cooperation. We will be happy to facilitate the procedure for you and help you to achieve a successful pregnancy.

Egg donation is suggested to patients who are candidates for in vitro fertilization and who do not succeed in producing eggs independently or when there is a defect in their eggs that prevents their fertilization. In such cases, the eggs of a donor woman can be used. Donor eggs are used only after the explicit recommendation of the treating obstetrician-gynecologist following the conduction of the necessary examination, diagnostic tests and consultation.


The eggs that are aspirated from the donor are fertilized by the father’s /or donor's sperm using laboratory means, and the developing embryos are transferred to the patient’s uterine cavity. The patient receives appropriate hormonal treatment in order to prepare the endometrium for successful reception of the embryos. This hormonal treatment will continue after the eggs are transferred to the patient's uterus and during the pregnancy according to the treating physician’s instructions.


• “The patient” refers to the woman receiving the fertilized eggs and who will carry the embryo/s in her womb and is the mother of the child/children who will be born as a result of the treatment.

• “The father” is the patient’s partner, the man whose sperm will be used to fertilize the eggs (except for cases in which sperm is also donated) and is the father of the child/children who will be born as a result of the treatment.

The donor

Choosing an egg donor involves medical, genetic and psychological examinations. The rules for approving egg donors are in accordance with the requirements of the Bulgarian Ministry of Health. The donor undergoes meticulous questioning in order to negate a history of inheritable genetic diseases or defects. The donor undergoes medical examinations for diagnosis of the following infectious diseases: HIV (AIDS), hepatitis B and C, CMV, Chlamydia and syphilis. The donor’s karyotype (a cell’s chromosomal characteristics) is examined as well as common mutations for cystic fibrosis (CF), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and fragile X syndrome carrier status. Additional genetic tests can be performed by applying for genetic counseling in order to determine whether and which tests should be carried out. This will incur some additional costs.

It should be indicated that all of these proposed tests are not a guarantee for the prevention of the transmission of some hereditary disease. We will do our utmost according to the information we receive from you to fulfill your request and to locate a donor who is compatible in bodily properties with you and your partner. You will be provided with the donor’s age (maximal age 34) and external characteristics, including eye, skin and hair color, hair type, height, weight and body mass index (BMI). Data on education, occupation, hobbies, languages spoken, favourite subjects at school and number of children will also be provided. The identity of the donor will remain absolutely anonymous and it is forbidden for the patients or anyone on their behalf or their families to try to uncover any details of the donor’s identify or to locate her and/or contact her in the present and in the future.

After you choose your donor, the date of your procedure will be determined with your treating physician. The compulsory laboratory tests before an IVF procedure will be done for you (and your partner) and you will be given the informed consent forms and declarations, which need to be filled out before the procedure.

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