There is a constant shortage of donated eggs. By donating eggs, you can provide another person or family with the opportunity to fulfill their dream of parenthood.
Why should you donate eggs?
For many couples, the only chance of having a child is through treatments using donated eggs.
Donated eggs can be used for various reasons, such as problems with one’s own egg production or a significant risk of a hereditary disease.
Egg donation does not affect the donor’s own fertility.
Who can donate eggs?
A suitable egg donor is a healthy woman aged 18-35 with no hereditary diseases in her close family.
Egg donation is based on the desire to help and is voluntary. The donor can withdraw their consent until the eggs are fertilized.
How is egg donation regulated? Is the donor’s identity protected
Egg donation is regulated by the Fertility Treatment Act, which requires all donors to be registered in the Luoteri system maintained by Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health). Donation cannot be done anonymously in Finland.
Under the Fertility Treatment Act, when a child born through gamete donation reaches the age of 18, she or he has the right to know the donor’s identity. However, parents are not provided with the donor’s identity when seeking gamete donation treatment. Parents are encouraged to openly discuss the child’s origin with the child.
Is compensation provided for egg donation?
The primary motivation for egg donation should be the desire to help. However, we do provide a reasonable compensation to egg donors according to the provisions of the Fertility Treatment Act for the expenses, loss of income, and other possible expenses incurred during the process.
The compensation for egg donors includes a daily allowance equivalent to the KELA daily allowance, as well as travel reimbursement. In addition, a fee of €250 is paid for the egg collection day. In 2023, the KELA daily allowance is €37.21 per day. If the donor children, a child allowance is added to the compensation, which is €7.01 for the first child, €10.29 for the second child, and €13.26 for the third child per day. The travel reimbursement is €0.53 per km.
For example, a childless egg donor who lives 13 km from our clinic and accumulates six visits during the donation process would receive compensation of approximately €555. Similarly, a donor with two children who lives 25 kilometers from our clinic would receive compensation of around €694 for their donation.
How does egg donation work?
When you want to donate eggs, please contact us. We will schedule an appointment with a doctor, who will do a health and gynecological examination,
and discuss the medical, health, legal, and financial aspects related to the treatment.
Blood and urine samples are taken to rule out infections, and a blood test is performed chromosomal analysis. The donation process also includes psychological counseling to discuss the legal, ethical, and psychological aspects of donation.
In egg donation, efforts are made to match the donor’s and recipient’s characteristics as closely as possible (hair and eye color, height, and ethnic origin).
The actual treatment is carried out similar to fertility treatments and does not affect the egg donor’s own fertility or the ability to have children. A donor can choose to donate multiple times, but eggs can be donated to a maximum of five different families.
Please feel free to contact us, and we will provide you with more information about egg donation: firstname.lastname@example.org