Our staff has the expertise and empathy to manage the treatment cycles of aspiring parents and their chosen donors.
The most common reasons an aspiring parent seeks egg donation include:
Egg donation can be either anonymous or known. At Anova, we work with many different agencies who connect aspiring parents with women who are looking to donate their eggs.
Yes. Thorough screening is carried out and documented on all donors in compliance with Health Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA). This screening involves a thorough family history, complete medical, social and psychological history, blood group information, genetic screening and screening for transmissible diseases.
As part of the regulated guidelines, all donated sperm must be quarantined for a period of six months to ensure that the donor still screens negative for infectious diseases such as HIV after initial testing. Clinics that store and distribute donor sperm are inspected by Health Canada every five years.
Aspiring parents should make sure to ask any fertility clinic they speak with if they have a dedicated third party program team, and if they have a Health Canada registration number to ensure compliance with Health Canada.
Aspiring parents will have the opportunity to select a donor from the databases of multiple agencies we partner with. Among other aspects, donor choice can be based on medical history, ethnic background and physical or social characteristics.
To successfully navigate this process, it’s essential that aspiring parents contact a fertility lawyer to understand their legal rights and their options in finding a donor.
Anyone considering third-party reproduction must also meet with a reproductive counsellor. This allows for comprehensive discussion of the decision making process, helping aspiring parents take into consideration the impact their choices may have on them, their loved ones and their future child or children.
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