Double Donation is a new programme here at Sims IVF. It is the process in which both donor egg and donor sperm are used to create an embryo(s).
This programme is designed for heterosexual couples who have fertility issues with both parties, same sex female couples and single females that are unable to use their own eggs.
This programme will help many couples and single women who have struggled with conception in the past. With over 20 years of experience in IVF and 15 in donation programmes – significantly more than any other clinic in Ireland – we are able to offer a highly streamlined and affordable programme.
The programme is in partnership with Intersono in Ukraine for egg donation and Cryos in Denmark for donor sperm. This programme only uses Identifiable donors, this means that any child resulting from this treatment will have the right to access identifying information about their donor from the age of 18. However, identifying information about the donor will not be made available to the recipient(s).
- Egg donor: Choice of 2 donors matched with your characteristics & preferences. Recipient photos taken to assist this process.
- Five donors can be chosen from Cryos website. Final donor selection carried out by Sims IVF.
- Who are the egg donors?
All our donors are already mothers – and are between 18 and 34 years old. In addition, all donors undergo stringent tests to ensure their health and suitability.
You get a choice of 2 donors, carefully preselected based on a detailed profile that includes physical traits, family history, education, hobbies, and personality.
- Who are the sperm donors?
Donors are ordinary, physically healthy men from a broad cross section of society who's ages range from 18-50 years. Most of them are students from institutions of higher education..
During the donor sperm selection the physical characteristics of the patient(s) are recorded. The hair colour, eye colour, height, build, and blood group are noted and these are used to pick the closest matching donor to your characteristics or preferences.
To find out more about our double donation program, how it works and the costs involved please contact us or book an appointment with a fertility specialist.