Double Donation (Embryo Donation or Embryo Adoption)

Double Donation (also Embryo Donation or Embryo Adoption) means both donor egg and donor sperm are needed to create your pregnancy. This method can be used by single women or couples to create their families. 

What you need to know about usage of donor sperm in St. Petersburg and Cyprus is summed up below:

Details of the process with donor sperm

Fertilization and Embryo Transfer in St. Petersburg

Fertilization and Embryo Transfer in Cyprus

You choose your Sperm Donor in any international sperm bank *

No

Yes

You choose your Sperm Donor from a Russian sperm bank **

Yes

No

Non-Contactable Sperm Donors allowed

Yes

Yes

Open (contactable) Sperm Donors allowed

Yes

No

You need to order at least two straws (one straw from each Sperm Donor). By having chosen 2 Sperm Donors you have done all you could to give yourself the best chance for success. Some egg+sperm combinations may work out better than others. When you use a donated sperm, also use the benefits of it – opportunity to be free from an obligation to use certain genetic material! 

The number of motile sperm cells per straw can be minimal, since we need just several nice sperm cells for ICSI with 6 nice donor eggs. Hence you can choose very affordable sperm options.

We ask you to make your choice at least two months prior to your Embryo Transfer. 

We take care of shipment of your straws to the clinic in Cyprus from the Cryos and European Sperm Bank.

*If you are doing your Embryo Transfer in Cyprus and using donor sperm, you can choose your donor sperm from any Sperm Bank.

**If you are using donor sperm and doing your Embryo Transfer in St. Petersburg, you will choose the donor sperm from one of Russian sperm banks and we will take care of your shipment. In this case there is a possibility to choose an open Sperm Donor.

Legal situation for single women in Cyprus

Please note that single women in Cyprus still need to be “approved for maternity” by the Cyprus Ministry of Health before the actual fertility treatment begins. Applications can be submitted online and include an online form, certificate from one of psychiatrists in Cyprus, who consults also online, and a certificate from police from the country of residence of a single woman. Usually “approvals” are issued within 2 months but during Easter-summer-Christmas periods there may be delays. There may be changes in the future in the legislation of Cyprus to make fertility treatment more accessible for single women but this has not happened yet.

If being a single woman you would like a more straightforward process for your fertility treatment, focusing more on your self care and comfort, rather than on a dialogue with the Ministry of Health, we recommend going to St. Petersburg.


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