In order to be accepted into the oocyte donation programme at IVI, women must undergo a full medical and psychological assessment that provides us with valuable information about their fertility, their state of health and their potential to become mothers. They are given a very thorough gynaecological check-up which will rule out the presence of cysts, myomas, polyps and other irregularities of the reproductive organs. A chromosomal study will also be carried out to rule out the possibility of any future defects in her own babies or in babies born to recipients of her oocytes. It will be confirmed that she is free from any transmissible diseases such as HIV, hepatitis and syphilis, and her blood group and Rh factor will also be checked.
According to the law on assisted reproduction techniques, oocyte donation is anonymous and voluntary, and as such IVI does not reveal the identity of either donors or recipients. However, information which is important for monitoring the pregnancy correctly can be provided, such as the blood group and age of the donor.