Egg donation, sperm donation and embryo donation can be used in assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments to help individuals or couples who are struggling with infertility.
Connect IVF can provide you with Donor Services. Please contact us via our enquiry form to request a consultation.
Donor eggs are typically used when a woman is unable to produce viable eggs herself. This can occur due to advanced maternal age, premature ovarian failure, genetic conditions, or other factors. In such cases, a donor provides eggs that are then fertilised with the partner’s or a donor’s sperm through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). The resulting embryo is then transferred to the recipient's uterus.
Donor sperm can be used when a man has low sperm count, poor sperm quality, or genetic abnormalities that may be passed on to their offspring. In this case, a donor provides sperm that is used to fertilise the recipient's eggs through intrauterine insemination (IUI) or IVF.
Donor embryos can be used in the treatment of infertility in couples where one or both partners cannot produce viable embryos for pregnancy. Donor embryos are created using the eggs and sperm of anonymous donors, and are usually donated by couples who have undergone IVF treatment and have unused embryos.
You may have a family member, friend, or acquaintance who is willing to donate.
Connect IVF have partnered with:
In partnership with Connect IVF the donors provided through these banks comply with all Australian legislative requirements. All donors undergo extensive testing and must meet strict qualifying requirements before donating their sperm. This enables us to provide a wider variety of donors from different ethnicities and backgrounds.
Your pregnancy will be monitored by your Fertility Specialist or your GP until your first Obstetric appointment on or around week 12. This is to ensure the health of both the mother and the developing foetus.
In all cases, the use of donor eggs, sperm or embryos can greatly increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. However, it is important for individuals and couples to consider the ethical, legal, and emotional implications of using donor gametes, and to seek counselling and support as needed.
The NSW ART Act and Regulation require Connect IVF to collect and store information about donors and women undergoing ART treatment, and provide this information to the NSW Ministry of Health for inclusion on the Central Register following the birth of every donor conceived child.
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