What is In Vitro Fertilization with eggs and sperm from a donor?2024-02-12T13:39:00+00:00

Double donation: IVF using egg and sperm donors

IVF treatment by donor eggs and donor sperm, also called double donation, is the fertilisation of the eggs of a donor with the sperm of a donor, both of whom are anonymous.

The first step in a double donation treatment is to select the donors. At Eugin, we base our selection on a greater physical resemblance to you and carry out a genetic matching between them in order to rule out more than 300 genetic diseases. This first step is key when seeking pregnancy through egg and sperm donation, as it involves carrying out a clinical and genetic study, as well as a physical matching with you and/or your partner.

In addition, for IVF using donor eggs and donor sperm, we will prepare your endometrium and carry out a follow-up. In the laboratory, we will fertilise the egg with the IVF-ICSI technique. For your peace of mind, we work with the Witness System for the safety and traceability of biological samples.

Double donation is used if you have problems with your ovaries, either because of your age or for unknown reasons. Sperm from a donor is used for a range of reasons

Step-bystep process in a double donation or IVF using egg and sperm donors

The most common assisted reproduction technique using donor eggs is In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). In this technique, we fertilise an egg with a sperm outside the uterus, which gives a certified probability of pregnancy of up to 98%.

Before starting the treatment, we need to know which treatment is best suited to you, so we will make a personalised diagnosis of your case.

We select the donor and carry out a clinical and genetic assessment to rule out major pathologies, as well as a physical matching procedure to achieve the greatest possible similarity between the physical characteristics (phenotype) of the donor and yours and that of your partner.

Donors should undergo an ovarian stimulation treatment for 15 days. We will administer subcutaneous hormone injections. Follow-up will be carried out through ultrasound and blood tests. We will extract the eggs by means of a puncture performed under sedation.

To ensure the highest quality of sperm and rule out pathologies, we subject the donor sample to an exhaustive medical examination where, among other aspects, we seek the greatest similarity with the physical characteristics of our patients and a genetic matching is carried out with the egg donor in order to prevent the offspring from developing any of the more than 300 genetic diseases analysed.

We will do the In Vitro Fertilization and the embryo transfer. We extract the eggs from the donor, then cultivate them for hours and isolate your partner’s sperm. Pre-embryos are inserted into a catheter and placed in the uterus. No anaesthesia is necessary.

We cryopreserve the non-transferred pre-embryos by vitrification and they are stored in liquid nitrogen in the embryo bank. They can be used in subsequent cycles if a pregnancy is not achieved on the first attempt or if, after a success, you decide to go for a second baby.

What is the egg donor selection process
of egg donors?

If you are considering egg donation treatment at Eugin,
here’s what you need to know about donors:

Donor selection criteria:

Aged between 18 to 34

Medical examination to confirm good physical and psychological health, as well as the absence of personal or family hereditary diseases.

Gynaecological examination and a full blood test to rule out anaemia, liver or kidney malfunction, high cholesterol or sexually transmitted diseases (HIV, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis, chlamydia or gonorrhoea) among others.

Karyotyping and genetic studies to rule out inherited genetic diseases.

Matching of the egg donor with the recipient:

Anthropometric study to achieve the greatest possible similarity in physical characteristics between the donor and the patient or her partner (if applicable).

Genetic matching. Analysis of over 300 serious genetic diseases (cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, sensorineural deafness, thalassaemia, sickle cell disease, and others) to prevent the egg donor and the partner or sperm donor from sharing mutations in some of the genes studied.

Find out more about the Eudona egg donation programme

Eudona is the Eugin Group’s egg donation programme, and the largest in Europe.

  • Over 15,000 donors
  • 25+ years’ experience
  • 70 nationalities represented among our donors
  • First centre in Spain to implement screening for rare diseases in donors

What you need to know about egg donation:

Egg donation has been regulated in Spain since 1988 and current Spanish legislation in this field is considered one of the most advanced in Europe. As a result, Spain is the European country where the highest number of egg donation treatments are carried out.

Eugin accounts for 10% of all egg donation treatments in Europe, having more than 25 years’ experience in this complex treatment and with high pregnancy rates.

How do we do it in Eugin?

You will have a team of professionals around the clock for your own peace of mind. They will
share your wish and help you fulfil your dream of being a mother.

Our success rate is above 98% in all the treatments we have done so far.

We use state-of-the-art technology backed by science and applied by a team of high-level specialists.

We have brought 20,000 babies into the world in 25 years. We are a benchmark clinic in Europe.

We customize both the treatment and follow-up to your medical and personal needs. We are by your side 24 hours a day.

What does the treatment include?

In all our treatments you will be attended in a completely personalized and supportive way.

We will study your case and offer you the best possible treatment.

You will have as many visits and medical checkups as you need. We will be by your side at all times.

We will prepare your endometrium and monitor it carefully.

We carefully select the donor. We will do a clinical assessment and carry out a genetic matching with your partner in order to rule out over 300 genetic diseases, as well as a physical matching (phenotypic) to achieve the closest possible resemblance between the donor’s characteristics and yours.

In the laboratory, we will fertilize the eggs using the IVF-ICSI technique.

We will do the embryo transfer using the After Loading technique.

Embryo culture up to blastocyst stage (D+5) (at doctor’s discretion).

For your peace of mind, we work with a verification system called Witness, which enhances the security and traceability of biological samples.

We will do the pregnancy test and the verification ultrasound.

You will benefit from Embryoscope+ time lapse technology, which is a state-of-the-art incubator providing a huge improvement in monitoring the embryos’ development in the laboratory, before transferring them to the mother-to-be.

You will have all the medical and technological support needed for the treatment, as well as the emotional support you may need from our team. During the treatment you may go through some difficult times, but we will be there for you.

In your secure personal area you will be able to access all the documentation relating to your treatment, organize your appointments and contact your monitoring team at any time.

Success rates of double donation
(pregnancy with egg and sperm donation)

To find out what your chances of pregnancy are, check our success rates. After your visit with your doctor, they will confirm whether these chances correspond to your specific case. In IVF with egg donor, and after three cycles, the cumulative chance of pregnancy is 98%.

The probability of becoming pregnant increases with the number of transfers, reaching its maximum when all available transfers have been performed in three consecutive attempts or cycles.

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Probability of pregnancy:

1st cycle 69%
2nd cycle 91%
3rd cycle 98%

Cumulative rate 2nd and 3rd cycle: estimated probability of pregnancy that would be obtained upon carrying out 3 consecutive cycles. A cycle being regarded as the transfer of all the embryos generated.

Positive BETA – hCG test result (> 10 IU/L) 14 days after the embryo transfer.
Data audited by Bureau Veritas for the period 2018-2020 at Eugin Barcelona

How much does eggs
and donor sperm cost?

Get in touch with us and we will give you detailed information on the price of the double donation treatment. Also, our team will help you to find the best way to finance it to suit your needs.

The price corresponds to a standard IVF treatment using egg and sperm donation with guaranteed transfer of a blastocyst stage embryo and use of an incubator equipped with TimeLapse technology.Depending on the case, the treatment could be completed by other techniques, so the final price may vary. You can contact us and we will give you detailed information about the price of this treatment.

6.145 €

In all our treatments you will receive a professional, 100% personalised and close treatment.

Patient testimonials and experiences
following egg donation treatments

“After two attempts with my own eggs, Eugin advised us to do IVF with donor eggs, so we followed their advice. Last week I had my first ultrasound. We still don’t know if it’ll be a boy or a girl, but what we do know is that, thanks to Eugin, it’ll be our baby”.

Alexandra y Maite

Eugin Medical Team

Dr. Alexandra Izquierdo

nº 284619787 ICOMEM

Eugin Madrid Medical Director

Dr. Daniel Mataró

nº 35691 COMB

Medical Director, Eugin Barcelona

Dr. Clara Colomé

nº 41924 COMB

Deputy Medical Director of Eugin Barcelona 

Dr. Flavia Rodríguez

nº 47778 COMB

Gynaecologist specialising in Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Juan José Guillén

nº 29899 COMB

Dr. Anna Blázquez

nº 40804 COMB

Dr. Andreas Abraham

nº 43729 COMB

Dr. Alejandra González

nº 51137 COMB

Dr. Ana Bolívar

nº 282868901 ICOMEM

Gynaecologist specialising in Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Ana Gil

nº 57296 COMB

Dr. Anais Kilian

nº 57017 COMB

Dr. Antonio Piñera

nº 54225 COMB

Dr. Aurora Sánchez

nº 21727 COMB

Specialist in Clinical Genetics and Cytogenetics

Dr. Carlos Gasanz

nº 48443 COMB

Dr. Carolina Esteve

nº 35811 COMB

Dr. Elena Calvo

nº 48404 COMB

Dr. Elena Izquierdo

nº 282866949 COMB

Gynaecologist specialising in Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Esther Arango

nº 2868365 COMB

Gynaecologist specialising in Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Esther Valladares

nº 40725 COMB

Dr. Françoise Thepot

nº 46823 COMB

Dr. Gemma López

Reproductive Genetics Specialist

Dr. Joaquim Sarquella

nº 26719 COMB

Dr. Laura Rodríguez

nº 181812441 COMB

Gynaecologist specialising in Reproductive Medicine

Dr. María Calomarde

nº 282863855 ICOMEM

Gynaecologist specialising in Reproductive Medicine

Dr. María Jesús López

nº 41819 COMB

Dr. María Jesús Puy

nº 49431 COMB

Dr. María Suárez

nº 46425 COMB

Dr. Marina Vilardell

nº 47099 COMB

Dr. Marta Trullenque

nº 36099 COMB

Gynaecologist specialising in fertility and reproductive medicine

Dr. Patricia Muro

nº 56450 COMB

Dr. Raffaele Rosania

nº 61037 COMB

Dr. Ricard Vidal

nº 18170 COMB

Dr. Sergio Cabanillas

nº 54780 COMB

Dr. Silvia Ferrero

nº 35820 COMB

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We would be delighted to meet you in person, show you around our facilities and introduce you to our expert team. Visit us at:

Eugin Barcelona

C/ Balmes, 236

Phone: +34 933 221 122

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Phone: +34 913 360 400

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