Dr Solvita Funka, Gynaecologist, Reproductologist & Obstetrician at Clinic EGV, Latvia, has answered patients’ questions on preparing for IVF treatment with donor eggs.
Dr Funka explained the egg donation process step-by-step and how the donors are selected and matched with the recipient in Latvia. She also talked about all the necessary tests that need to be undertaken by both the recipient, partner or an egg donor. After this, Dr Funka described that nowadays, there are no differences in success rates in fresh vs. frozen transfers and that a frozen embryo transfer many times is a much better option for some couples, for example, if a couple needs to perform PGT-A, in such situation all embryos need to be frozen.
Later on, Dr Funka also informed about the selection process of an egg donor. It is an anonymous and altruistic programme for women or/and couples. Egg donation is one of the most successful methods of infertility treatment, as the egg donors are young and thoroughly screened. It’s possible to know some details about an egg donor, such as age, hair colour, eye colour, weight, height, blood type, education and hobbies.