At Ovumia Fertinova we have a dedicated and high-quality egg donation (“non-anonymous donor”, “known donor”) program that is the longest running and most successful in Finland and in whole Scandinavia, with 50 % of couples achieving a livebirth from a single donation. We have an active egg donor program and both fresh and frozen donor gametes (the Finnish Egg Bank) are available. This makes the planning and timing of the treatment fast and convenient. Our fertility centers are situated in Helsinki, in Tampere and in Jyväskylä.
Currently our fertility clinic performs successfully over 75 % of all egg donation treatments in Finland, for both international and domestic customers.
Our subject matter experts
Kati Pentti Medical Director in Tampere, M.D., Ph.D, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine
Candido Tomás Chief of Development, M.D., Ph.D, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine
Jarna Moilanen Medical Director in Helsinki, M.D., PhD, Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine
Egg donation process for You
Contact our patient coordinator Päivi Virta. Päivi will help you book a Skype meeting or a first time visit with one of our doctors.
Meet the doctor with Skype or face to face.
Your personal patient coordinator will provide you with further instructions and guide you through the whole egg donation process.
Our donor coordinator matches you with the best possible donor. You can wish for certain characteristics (height, eye, hair and skin colour).
In the treatment with frozen eggs your endometrium is medically prepared for the embryo transfer (with fresh eggs your cycle is also synchronized with the donor). You can do this and the follow-up ultrasounds in your own country. We thaw the eggs and fertilize them with your husband’s fresh or frozen sperm or use donor sperm (in egg donor treatment with fresh eggs this needs to be done on donor’s egg retrieval day). After a few days we will do the embryo transfer (and freeze all other good embryos) or freeze all the embryos to be used later in the frozen embryo transfer.
You can take a pregnancy test 2 weeks after the embryo transfer. You have over 60 % chance to get pregnant with the first attempt!
Start the egg donation process today! Contact our international patient coordinator to make an appointment:
Our donors are typical Finnish women who most often have a friend or a relative who has had difficulties in conceiving a child and been going trough assisted reproduction methods. Our donors are altruistic and simply want to help because they can. Many of them have had their friends donating and recommending our clinic to them as well.
Egg donation process for the egg donor
All candidates undergo donor screening and blood tests are taken for infectious diseases (HIV, HBV, HCV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea). In a health check-up the candidates with low ovarian capacity or any known inheritable diseases in the family are ruled out. Donor candidates also have a discussion with a therapist. It is very important for us that the donor really understands all the aspects of the donation before making the decision to donate. We don’t want anyone to regret their donation afterwards.
All donors are registered within a national registry, so the child has a possibility to find out the identity of the donor after turning 18 years. Five families at the maximum may have children by the same donor.
We take really good care of our donors and this is why most of our donors do a second or even a third donation cycle.
The donors undergo an ovarian stimulation to produce a good number of eggs for the treatment. The aim is to provide enough eggs for a successful treatment but not to compromise the wellbeing of the donor (with for example ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome).
According to the Finnish legislation, we are allowed to pay donors a small reimbursement, but the main reason for the donation is altruistic.
Our donors genuinely want to help the intending parents to conceive a baby.
Egg donor – Fertility treaments with donated egg at Ovumia Fertility Clinic
“I just donated for the first time! This feeling is so incredible it’s difficult to put into words. In the morning I was nervous about the egg retrieval, but when I came to the clinic, I started to feel calm. The procedure hurt a little, but it wasn’t as bad as I’d imagined. I’ll definitely donate again!”
“Third donation done. I’m really grateful that I once started this. The staff has become like a safety net for me. I’ve always been treated so well here. Thank you for the amazing work you do!”
“I feel super excited after donating. I appreciate and admire your work and your way to encounter people. You are lovely!”
“Lovely staff and good medication made donating a really good experience. I’m so happy to be able to be involved in this important work you do!”
Can we talk now?
You are only a few steps away from your dream to be a parent. If you still have some questions, doubts or concerns, please ask for a telephone consultation with our patient coordinator and discuss your possibilities with her.