First of all, I want to highlight that this program works in our Spanish clinics, fro example in IVI Alicante; it does not work in any our clinics in the world; it does not work in our UK clinics, it does not work in our United States or Italy clinic. We decided not to implement it elsewhere because the success rates are so high that we think that is not necessary. In this program, first of all, you need to pay in advance for the three cycles and, obviously, if you get pregnant after the first or the second treatment, you will not get any reimbursement for the cycle that you haven’t done.
If you do three treatments and you don’t get pregnant, you will get 100% money back. I have also to say that not everybody can be included in this type of program. You have to meet some criteria so basically patients with known factors for implantation failure will not be accepted in these type of programs, for example, patients who are really obese with a BMI that is very high, or patients with uterine malformations. Why? Because in such scenarios no matter how good the egg donation is, how good the embryo is, the chances of having a successful treatment are going to be always lower. Some of those causes we can correct and then you can benefit from these types of programs, some of them cannot be corrected, for example, a patient having a unicornuate uterus. But other causes like obesity can be corrected. I’m not saying that is easy but they can be correctly so before you think about it, my advice is again that you discuss it with your doctor. Also, see if the program is interesting for you, especially knowing that you have to pay all the money upfront and, secondly if you can benefit from it.
We have 30 clinics in Spain including satellites but we only work with 9 of them. Why? Because those are the cleanest clinics, with the strongest egg donation programs – they have a lot of donors, they even share donors in between clinics so it’s very easy to access a huge number of donors and also because they also have international departments which means that there will be someone speaking English, French, Italian or German who can deal with you directly so there will be no communication problems. Obviously, if you do it through IVI London, we will also give you a hand with that but those clinics include Alicante, Madrid, Barcelona, Majorca, Valencia, Seville, Canary Islands. Murcia and Bilbao.