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Choosing egg cell donation is not easy

Egg donation is not the method of choice — it is the method of exclusion

"...If I would have known at the start, what I know now, I would not have done my IVF-attempts at my age as egg donation gave us result straight away. It was the best decision of our lives!"

Karin and Pedro, Sweden

Making the decision on egg cell donation

Egg cell donation is an effective technique but it is not easy to choose to try it. It marks the point where you absolutely realise that it is nearly impossible to conceive a child who will be genetically related to you. This is even harder if you have been trying for years to become pregnant with your own genetic child from your husband or partner.

Opinions about egg cell donation

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Egg cell donation raises an amount of ethical, legal, social and medical issues. You will surely come across a whole range of varying viewpoints on the subject, besides your own. Everyone seems to have a viewpoint, and most people are very happy to tell theirs even if it is highly controversial or even offencive. Some opinions are formed by individual’s own experience, while others rely on the media reports, religious standpoints or professional protocols. Your partner, family and friends may vary widely in terms of how much they support the idea of egg cell donation. Many articles have also been written on the subject by sociologists, psychologists, legal experts and doctors. The main thing to remember is that only you and your partner can decide whether this form of IVF treatment is right for you. If it is, our team at O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic is ready and willing to help you.

Genetic issues

The hardest aspect to overcome of egg cell donation is of course the genetic one. The woman who undergoes IVF is now the egg donor, not the would-be mother (the egg recipient). This means understanding and accepting the fact that your own genes will not be passed on to your child. For some people this is less important than for others, but it is a major decision to make. This is why egg donation is usually only thought of after other options have failed. For example, at O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic we treat a number of couples who have sadly gone through IVF treatment (using the female partner’s own eggs) many times and failed. However, egg cell donation frequently proves to be the only effective way to overcome infertility for women aged over 40. The O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic doctors fully understand the sensitive nature of the choice, and will be happy to discuss these issues through with you.


If you have already spent years in unsuccessful attempts to have a child, and are still persevering, we very much understand and respect your desire to become a parent. The wish to have a child is a very strong one, and the advantage of egg cell donation is that (unlike with adoption, for instance) your partner contributes half of the genetic material of your child. Of course, you would have preferred to provide another half yourself, but sometimes this is depressingly not possible. However, once you are pregnant, you will go through the delight of feeling the baby grow inside you and realizing that it is your body that is nurturing your child.

Personal matching

If you decide to go ahead, we will offer you a donor from the O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic database who matches your requirements as closely as possible. For most people, this means one who physically bears a resemblance to the egg cell recipient (the would-be mother) as much as possible. Other aspects may also be important to you, such as the egg donor’s blood group, educational level, profession or interests. Most of our patients find it reassuring to know these details, although some prefer to leave the decision up to us.

Talk to us about it

Even if you still want to have another attempt at fertility treatment using your own eggs first, you may find it comforting to know that there is another option if you are not successful. You can send your details to O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic using the link below, and we will contact you to say how we can help you.

Interested in egg donation at O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic?

Please first fill in our questionnaire This will be assessed by one of our experienced doctors, who will then get in touch with you using your preferred contact method.

If you have any questions, an English-speaking receptionist is available to take your call on 007 81 2336 3059 between 07:00-14:00 Central European time (06.00-13.00 UK time). You can also reach us by e-mail at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Very kind regards,
Your O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic team

Related pages in other lnguages: English Egg donation Deutsch Eizellspende Netherlands Eiceldonatie Dansk Ægdonation

After 3 IVF in Sweden, 3 miscarriages, Elisabet and Pär became parents of lovely Ester through egg donation in St. Petersburg

“Three times I went to Russia to pick up some eggs. Six embryos tested by PGS and one was good ))) This little embryo was born when I was 44 and the egg they used was from me when I was 43…”


“…I am a single woman and when one is lonely, one is very sensitive…You saw me as a person and I felt that you can help me…”



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Our patients tell their stories

    The Egg Solution
    Aftenposten, 27 September 2019, Norway. Miriam Lund Knapstad, Helle Aarnes
    Olga is the miracle doctor who gives baby guarantee, Sweden. 6 August 2019. Text & Malin Aunsbjerg
    Cilla Holm became a mother on her own – this is her new Liv (life)
    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden. 7 May 2019
    Russian baby guarantee is the Swedes’ last chance
    Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden. 7 April 2019
    Mum through embryo donation
    Marie Granmar is my very dear patient from more than 8 years ago. Please listen to Marie’s interview on TV4 7 March 2019 in Sweden
    "I became pregnant with an embryo adoption”
    One more story about our dear patient Cilla Holm by Tara Magazine, Sweden
    Titiyo became this year's Comeback Mum: "I've broken the norm"
    Monika and André pay 240,000 SEK for having a child
    "Had to travel abroad to get pregnant after 8 IVF attempts in Norway"
    Interview with our patient Elin Renate by TV2 Norway
    Report on us on Norwegian Television TV 2
    Enjoy our dear patient Cilla's story, who has been interviewed by the "Dagens Nyheter", daily newspaper in Sweden
    Report on us and our dear patient Hillevi on SVTPlay & SVTNews