Egg Donation, solidarity and life

Solidarity can be carried out in very different areas of life and society: supporting initiatives of NGOs or associations, or dedicating some of our time to community service in our neighbourhood or town or simply carrying out daily routines to improve the lives of those around us. It is basically making a gesture or devoting some of our time to make a little effort towards others. […]

How many eggs on average are donated on an Egg Donation treatment at Instituto Bernabeu?

In Spain, we performed 40% of all egg donation cycles in Europe. The experience accumulated at Instituto Bernabeu for over 15 years, allows us to offer to our patients a high quality and personalized treatment.
When a patient decides to go for an Egg Donation treatment, a chain work is set in the organization, in which we guarantee a commitment of trust, reliability and professional quality.
Why an “x” number of eggs are donated? Why not only one?

Legality of egg donation in Spain: Anonymity and confidentiality

Reproduction treatments with donated eggs have gained significant importance in recent years.

It is worth noting the main characteristics that the Law 14/2006 on assisted human reproduction techniques states on egg donation, which are explained below: […]

Why is fresh egg donation better than frozen?

One of the most controversial questions for patients looking for egg donation is whether or not the eggs are fresh, and if this makes a difference.

With the use of cell vitrification during recent years, survival after thawing has improved greatly for sperm and embryos. However, the size of an egg (the largest cell in the human body) makes it more susceptible to thermal stress. Therefore the rate of survival is not as high, and it is possible that certain cellular structures suffer in the freeze-thaw process. […]

Becoming a mother after 40

Nowadays, we all know that maternity is being postponed, currently standing at 31 years of age, according to the National Statistics Institute.

This basically means that the average woman has her first child at the age of 31. […]

Partner Assisted Reproduction Technique, or the PAiR method

When a female homosexual couple decides to have a child through assisted reproduction techniques, there are several available options:

Artificial insemination with donor sperm
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) with donor sperm
Double donation of eggs and sperm
Embryo adoption with embryos donated by other couples
Partner Assisted Reproduction Technique “PAiR” […]

Egg donation at Instituto Bernabeu

Since 1988, egg donation has been legally regulated in Spain. It is a well-controlled and anonymous process that can be carried out thanks to the solidarity of many people. We should bear in mind that Spain is the leading country in terms of organ donation, including egg donation and blood donation, which is quite common in our country. […]

Blastocyst, advantages of a transfer on day 4 or 5

When we perform an assisted reproduction cycle, we try to optimise the results as much as possible. Currently, the most physiological way of achieving this is with an embryo culture that reaches the blastocyst stage. […]

Egg donation explained simply

For 21 years, egg donation has been a treatment that Instituto Bernabeu offers to women who need it, which has made it a European reference point for egg donation.

It is the reproductive technique with the highest pregnancy rates, over 60% per cycle. At IB, the overall pregnancy rate after three cycles of treatment is over 90%. […]

Intentionally delaying motherhood: oocyte vitrification

Although egg cryopreservation was introduced more than 20 years ago, the results so far have been dispiriting, but in recent times there have been remarkable advances and improvements in the field of cryobiology which have made its acceptance as a routine technique possible.