On this page you will find answers to the most frequent questions of women who want to be Egg Donors.
Is Egg Donation legal in Spain?
Yes, it is legal to donate eggs in Spain. It is expressly forbidden to sell them.
Egg donation is a voluntary and altruistic act that can be economically compensated with which a woman helps another to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother in the Balearic Islands.
I would like to donate eggs, how much will I be compensated?
Although you could do it in a totally altruistic way, in our Centre we will financially compensate you for any inconvenience that may occur during the process, the travel expenses to the clinic and the time spent in the process.
The compensation for the inconvenience is established between 800 and 1000 euros, which will be provided to the donor once the process has been completed.
Please contact us and we will inform you of the exact amount in your case. In addition to this economic compensation, we will carry out a complete gynaecological check-up (ultrasound, cultures, blood tests…) and a genetic study of more than 300 diseases free of charge, which will allow you to know your gynaecological and reproductive health status.
Is Egg Donation anonymous?
Egg donation is completely anonymous for both the donor and the recipient.
Is egg donation safe?
Yes, for both the donor and for the future recipient mother. At our Centre in Palma de Mallorca we carry out all the controls and medical tests recommended by the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) to check the fertility and physical health of the donor. These controls minimize, although they cannot completely eliminate, the chances of the donated eggs being carriers of hereditary diseases.
Even so, as with any medical procedure, complications can occur, which are included in the informed consent/contract that must be signed before the procedure begins. At our Centre in Palma de Mallorca the oocyte extraction is carried out at the Hospital QuirónSalud PalmaPlanas (Camí dels Reis, 308 07010 Palma).
We have fully equipped operating rooms and highly qualified staff.
Is Egg Donation detrimental to the Donor’s health?
No. There is no evidence that Egg Donation harms the Donor’s fertility or that it causes early menopause.
To give you an idea, a healthy woman has 800,000 oocytes in her ovaries from birth. During the entire fertile period, only about 400 mature.
What are the requirements to become an Egg Donor?
You must be over 18 and under 35 years of age.
You cannot be a donor if you are a carrier of a sexually transmitted disease, if you have a history of a gynaecological pathology that is incompatible with donation, or if you have a personal or family history of serious hereditary diseases. This is why we will not be able to admit you to the donor programme if you have been adopted or if you do not know the medical history of any of your parents.
How is the Donation process like?
Once we have studied your application, we will make an appointment with you to find out more details about your health and family history. During first appointment we will clarify all your doubts.
If, after a gynaecological examination and medical tests, you are a suitable candidate for donation, we will begin the process.
Your details will be included in the Ministry of Health’s Assisted Human Reproduction Information System (SIRHA). It is compulsory by Law. If you want to know more about the SIRHA register click here.
We will do our best to make it very easy for you
We will offer you maximum availability. We will start a simple hormonal ovarian stimulation treatment that could last between 10 and 12 days. After this time, we will proceed to extract the oocytes by an ovarian puncture. The procedure is simple and safe. It does not usually take more than 30 minutes and the you can return home and continue with your normal daily activities.
How many times can a woman donate eggs?
The limit is set out by Law 14/2006, of 26 May, on Assisted Human Reproduction Techniques. Regardless of the number of donations she has made previously, a donor cannot exceed the limit of 6 live births. For this reason, there is a unified Register of each donation: the Sihra.
How often can a woman donate eggs?
The minimum resting period between donations is three months.
Can I donate if I have an IUD?
Yes, carrying an IUD is not an issue.