Egg Donation

Egg Donation

Egg Donation Programme 

iVF Riga clinic offers an egg donation programme with an individual donor who will be chosen specially for you. We do not share donor eggs among recipients. You will get all the eggs produced by the donor selected by you during one cycle of stimulation.

The success rate of the Egg Donation Programme in iVF Riga clinic is 72%

What is egg donation?

Egg donation is an anonymous and altruistic programme, during which one woman selflessly donates her eggs to another woman faced with a diagnosis of infertility and dreaming of having her own child. In vitro fertilization using donor eggs is one of the most successful methods of infertility treatment, as it uses the genetic material of healthy and young donors. During the cycle of in vitro fertilization with donor eggs, an embryo resulting from fertilization of a donated egg with the partner’s sperm is implanted into the woman’s uterus.

Egg donation: indications

  • absence of eggs
    • Causes: 
      • perimenopause 
      • menopause
      • premature ovarian failure syndrome 
      • resistant ovary syndrome
      • condition after salpingo-oophorectomy
      • radiation therapy
      • chemotherapy
  • repeated unsuccessful attempts (more than three) of in vitro fertilization with own eggs 
  • poor responder
  • genetic diseases

Egg donation: information about donors

According to the laws of the Republic of Latvia, a woman who wants to become a donor must be 18 to 34 years old and have a good mental and physical health. Before joining the Egg Donation Programme, a potential donor must obtain the opinion of:

  • a gynaecologist
  • a medical geneticist
  • an addiction psychiatrist

Moreover, a potential egg donor must undergo the following mandatory checks before participating in the programme:

  • tests for infections (syphilis, AIDS, hepatitis B and C, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, chlamydia)
  • microbiological and pap smears 
  • ultrasound examinations
  • genetic tests (karyotype)

Egg donation in Latvia is completely anonymous. The recipient may not meet the donor, see the donor’s pictures and obtain personal information. When choosing a donor, the recipient gets access to about 20 general criteria of a possible donor, such as:

  • age
  • hair colour
  • eye colour
  • weight
  • height
  • blood type
  • Rh factor
  • education
  • hobbies and interests

Exclusive criterion for choosing egg donor:

  • Compatibility between recipient and egg donor by HLA-system

How to join the Egg Donation Programme?

To join the Egg Donation Programme, please contact the patient coordinators:
Jelena Silkalna:
Marina Valetko:
Zita Gaidule:
or fill in the form here and we will be happy to answer all the questions you may have.

Egg Donation Programme Guide:

Egg Donation Programme Guide
Contact our
patient's coordinators:
Jeļena Silkalna

Jeļena Silkalna

Marina Vaļetko

Marina Vaļetko

Zita Gaidule

Zita Gaidule