Egg Donation Programs


Registration is an important step to becoming an GSM GLOBAL patient after you have scheduled your first appointment at the clinic. It helps each clinic and agency correctly identify you and your medical information. Registration includes collecting basic information from you and creating your medical record.
Registering by skype is very easy (Skype GSM GLOBAL). Since staff in our Registration Department are available during working hours, you can complete your registration at the same time you are making your appointment at the clinic. Ask the clinic receptionist to transfer all the dates to our Registration Office after he or she schedules your appointment.
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Pre selection screening

After patient registration, egg donors must go through an initial screening and two rounds of interviews (one with our coordinators and another with our physicians) as well as some testing. Only the donor applicants who pass all these screening steps will be accepted our egg donor program, and can be matched with a recipient couple. GSM GLOBAL egg donor program is very selective: on average, we accept only about 1-3% of applicants to our donor program.

Egg Donor Matching and confirm

When a couple  view the pre-screening results and decides to use donor eggs and select a candidate. Alternative donor egg match is made when a recipient decides to move forward with a specific donor. Our coordinator will contact the egg donor to confirm her availability. If the egg donor is available for the recipient's desired time frame, After confirm from all side, recipient will sign contracts with our agency and mades first payment and an official match is made. 

Ovarian Stimulation for the Egg Donor

The egg donor will self-administer daily injections of a medication called Gonal F to suppress her natural cycle, so that her and the recipient's cycles are synchronized or work for frozen embryo transfer (FET). During the ovarian stimulation phase, the egg donor uses daily injections of gonadotropin to stimulate her ovaries. In a natural cycle, only one egg matures; gonadotropins injections encourage more than one egg to mature for retrieval.
During ovarian stimulation, the egg donors are monitored closely through blood tests and ultrasound, ensuring that the ovaries are responding well and not going into hyperstimulation. This means that egg donors need to visit our center in Tbilisi, Janashia street #28  frequently during this phase. (Long-distance donors go to collaborating IVF centers that are local to them.) These monitoring sessions are scheduled in early morning in order to avoid interfering with the donors' daily schedule of school and work.

Endometrial Lining Development for the Donor Recipient.

On the recipient's side, a favorable uterine environment, especially an endometrium of at least 7 mm, is crucial in the success of a donor egg cycle. While the egg donor develops eggs for retrieval, the recipient takes estrogen and progesterone to prepare her endometrial lining for implantation. Developing the endometrium for embryo transfer is usually not a problem.
In rare cases, some patients have difficulties in reaching minimal endometrial thickness and may require special treatments or prepare her endometrial again at the next month and made frozen embryo transfer(FET).

Triggering Ovulation and Egg Retrieval for the Egg Donor

When the ultrasound imaging shows that the donor's eggs have sufficiently developed, the donor will be instructed to trigger ovulation with an injection of hCG. Two days later, her eggs are retrieved in a short procedure, called egg retrieval. While the donor is asleep (under anesthesia), one of the clinic physicians will use aspiration needle, guided by ultrasound, to transvaginally retrieve the eggs. The donor will be required to take the rest of the day off to recover.
Long-distance donors will be required to travel to our center  few days for egg retrieval. (Travel costs will be covered.)

Fertilization and Embryo Transfer for the Recipient

The retrieved eggs are fertilized with partner's or a donor's sperm. If using fresh sperm, the partner will need to visit to the clinic to produce a sample at this time. The embryos that result from this fertilization are incubated and graded. Normally, embryos are transferred into the recipient's uterus on day 3 after donor egg retrieval or on day 5. 

Post-Retrieval Checkup for the Donor and Pregnancy Tests for the Recipient

The donor will be required to return to our center for a post-retrieval checkup, so that we can make sure that the donor is recovering properly from both the ovarian stimulation and retrieval. In most cases, donors have no problem returning to normal in a day or two after egg retrieval, and if this is not the case, our clinical team closely monitor the donor's progress and stay in touch with her until the donor fully recovers. From the start of the Gonal F injections to egg retrieval, egg donation is a 3-5 week process for most of the egg donors.
Recipients will have a pregnancy test two weeks after the embryo transfer, via a blood test that measures the level of hCG. After two normally rising hCG tests and an ultrasound demonstrating a pregnancy, recipients are "discharged" to their obstetricians for prenatal care.