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The importance of egg donation

Egg donation is an altruistic and supportive act, which allows a woman who cannot have her eggs to become a mother. Find out everything you need to know about this important process.

In recent years, one of the assisted reproduction techniques that has grown the most is that considered as egg donation. That is, the use of the eggs donated in a totally altruistic way by different women so that others, with problems in their reproductive capacity, can make their desire to be mothers come true.

In this sense, egg donation consists of the altruistic, anonymous and disinterested delivery of eggs from one woman to another, with the ultimate goal that the latter can have a child and become a mother.

What is egg donation? What is egg donation?

Naturally, every month a woman produces a mature ovum, which if fertilized by a sperm will become an embryo, will develop during pregnancy, and will finally end up being born if the pregnancy develops normally. However, when the mature ovum is not fertilized it will be lost during the period (or menstruation).

It is estimated that approximately, a healthy woman has around 400,000 oocytes in her ovaries from birth, which consist of the immature forms of future eggs. During the entire fertile period of your life, no more than 400 eggs will mature, having the possibility of being fertilized.

The reason why only one in a thousand reaches maturity is found in the fact that, every month, several oocytes start the same development process at the same time, but only one of them becomes a mature ovum, especially since the others end up atrophy.

When a woman donates eggs, they come from the natural reserve that exists in the ovaries, and that in most cases will never be used. In other words, egg donation does not mean the loss of something irretrievable, since in reality we are faced with a way to take advantage of some of the eggs that the woman will never “use”.

In this case, we must define egg donation as the anonymous and altruistic delivery of some eggs from one woman to another so that she can finally become pregnant and become a mother, through assisted reproductive techniques.

When is egg donation indicated?

Egg donation is especially indicated in those women in whom the ovaries do not work, in those who carry genetic diseases that could be transmitted to their children, or in those women whose eggs are not of sufficient quality to be able to carry a baby.

For example, the ovaries may not function properly due to age, after having undergone some surgical intervention, or after having undergone medical treatment to fight cancer.

It may also be the case that a woman does not have eggs, for example in a situation known as early menopause, and that occurs when menopause is 15 to 20 years earlier than when it should occur normally. .

How are donated eggs used?

In the case of an egg donation, the eggs are then used from an assisted reproductive technique known as in vitro fertilization (IVF). It is especially useful in sterile couples who have fertility problems.

In vitro fertilization consists of the fertilization of the eggs obtained from the donor woman with semen from the woman’s partner who will receive them, in a special laboratory environment, through the intracytoplasmic injection of sperm (a complementary technique but which helps to increase the fertilization rate).

Once the egg is fertilized, it is transferred to the recipient woman’s uterus, and rest for a few days is recommended to promote the implantation process.

It is, as we see, a tremendously important act of solidarity, since it is an altruistic, voluntary and anonymous act, which allows a woman who wants to be a mother and who cannot have her own eggs, the possibility of experiencing pregnancy and be a mother.

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