The Finnish Egg Bank

Ovumia Fertinova coordinates the Finnish Egg Bank

Ovumia Fertinova’s systematic four years of research and development is producing excellent results in fertility treatments using frozen eggs. Thanks to the new freezing technique known as vitrification, the egg bank can be utilised in fertility treatments just like a sperm bank. Ovumia Fertinova is achieving the same high success rates in these treatments as with fresh egg donation treatments.

The egg bank is a significant help in treating involuntary female infertility. Over the last year, dozens of treatments using donated eggs from the egg bank have been performed at Ovumia Fertinova, resulting in numerous successful pregnancies.

“The years of experience the Ovumia Fertinova team has of treatments using donated eggs, and Ovumia Fertinova’s significant investment in laboratory technology, enable us to achieve a good rate of positive results with the egg bank”, says the team leader of the Ovumia Fertinova egg bank, fertility doctor Kati Pentti. “A huge thank you goes especially to the egg donors! Over the last year, we have deepened our expertise in egg bank treatments. We are very happy to be able to offer treatments even more quickly than before for our customers who have been waiting for donated eggs, while also securing great treatment results, thanks to the egg bank.”

The egg bank speeds up conception, because there is no need to queue for treatments. Previously, customers sometimes had to queue for more than a year for treatments using donated eggs. Thanks to the new technique, it is possible to conceive quickly because there is no need to synchronise the menstrual cycles of the egg donor and the recipient. The eggs in the bank are received from voluntary, healthy Finnish donors.

Ovumia Fertinova’s excellent treatment results with the egg bank also make it possible to freeze and store a woman’s own gametes for future use – known as social egg freezing. The preservation of fertility potential is a rising trend in the west, as the average age of first-time mothers keeps getting higher. Studies show that a woman’s fertility decreases sharply after she turns 30. Salvaging and freezing a woman’s own eggs when young for future pregnancy is already popular, for example, in Sweden and the USA. Thanks to Ovumia Fertinova’s egg bank technology, this service is now available also to women in Finland.