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Legislation about eggdonation in Europe and Russia

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

Legislation in Russia on egg donation

Many countries’ laws don’t allow women to donate eggs. Russia is one of the most liberal countries in Europe when it comes to laws related to eggdonation. Donor anonymity is legal, and donors can be compensated by clinics. This leads to that O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic is able to uphold a database of egg donors who are available to provide their services to childless pairs and single women. Of course going for egg donation to Russia from other European country may seem stressful, but the chance it gives can change many women’s lives.

The rules on eggdonation in Europe and Russia

Russia is one of the minority of European countries with no considerable legal restrictions on eggdonation. It allows anonymous egg donation by donors aged between 20 and 35 and has at least one healthy child. Donation by a known donor is also allowed, for example when the recipient has a female relative or acquaintance who proposes to be a donor.

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There are of course regulations that all Russian fertility clinics such as O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic must follow. For instance, the private data of donors and recipients must be stored securely, and are a subject to medical secrecy. The medical secrecy rules also tell that identifying information about a recipient may not be revealed to an anonymous donor, or vice-versa. We treat the regulations related to anonymity with great respect. Furthermore, no data about the fact that a child was conceived with the help of egg donation will be revealed by O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic to the child. We believe this is the best way to protect the parents, the donor and the child. It is only your decision on what to tell your child.

However, egg recipients have the right to know some data concerning the woman who will be their egg donor. This includes the necessary medical factors, a description of her appearance, and her nationality. To keep the donor anonymous, no photo is provided to the patients. The doctors at O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic are allowed to make photographs of donors on purpose of comparing these to the photograph/s of the egg recipient and therefore making a good match. We also meet all of our donors individually, and offer recipients the opportunity to meet us in person before making a match.

Under Russian law, married Russian couples who have given the written consent for fertility treatment are legally refered to as parents of a baby conceived as the result of that treatment. This includes children born as a result of egg donation. Most European countries, accept the woman who gives birth to a child as the legal mother.

Many clinics in Europe have restrictive age limits for egg recipients. Some clinics even don’t accept women aged over 40 as egg recipients. At O.L.G.A. Fertility Clinic, we can treat egg recipients up to the age of 50. This can be an additional reason to come for egg donation from Europe.

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

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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
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    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
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    "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