By becoming a donor, you will get back much more than you give-the satisfaction that comes with knowing that you are helping other people make their dream of having children come true, and that without you none of this would have been possible. You are these women's big hope.

At Quirónsalud, donors feel reassured at the fact that the process takes place in a hospital that features the finest of conditions and is staffed by top expert physicians. Donation is an altruistic, voluntary act that is not done out of self interest. Donors are compensated for the inconvenience that the process involves in adherence of Royal Decree 9/2014 of July 4 (Official State Journal [BOE] no. 163).

I want to donate eggs

What do you need to be an egg donor?

As stipulated in Royal Decree 412/1996 of March 1 (Article 2), people who fulfill the following criteria can donate gametes and pre-embryos:

  • Desire to help others.
  • Age between 18 and 35.
  • Good state of psychological and physical health.
  • Absence of known genetic disorders or other hereditary diseases in the donor or their immediate family.
  • Absence of diseases with a hereditary predisposition, such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, arterial hypertension, etc.
  • Negative status for viral hepatitis, syphilis, herpes, HIV, cytomegalovirus, etc.
  • Absence of bacterial infections detectable in blood cultures.


Individuals wishing to become donors sign a written contract after providing protocol-indicated informed consent regarding the aim and consequences of the activity as well as the procedures and studies which the donor is to undergo

Anonymity

As guaranteed by law, there will be anonymity at all times between the donor and recipient of the eggs. It must always be kept in mind that donating eggs does not in any way jeopardize the future fertility or childbearing potential of the donor.


What is the process like?

The process is simple and takes place under medical supervision at all times:

  • Depending on the protocol used (i.e., short or long) and the response time of each patient, the first phase of the treatment lasts from 12 to 25 days.
  • The donor is given subcutaneous injections each day. In most cases, the donor self-administers these injections in her home. The aim of this drug treatment is for the patient to produce more than one egg, thus making the donation process more efficient.
  • The donor must go to the center three or four times during this process so that she may have blood tests and ultrasound scans performed.
  • Afterward, she must have a minor surgical procedure done to remove the eggs; this operation is conducted under mild general anesthesia. The patient is monitored through vaginal ultrasound while the gynecologist aspirates the follicular fluid. Later, the oocytes are identified and selected in the IVF laboratory.
  • After a rest of one to three hours, the donor may return home and resume normal daily activities.
  • Some ten days after the eggs are extracted, the donor will menstruate, ridding her body of all signs of the treatment. If she wishes to donate again, she may do so after a two-month waiting period, repeating the procedure as many times as permitted by law.

Are there risks involved?

The risks are negligible. Rare side effects include ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, infection, hemoperitoneum, and ovarian torsion. However, donors are given close medical observation to minimize any potential risk.


How will you be compensated?

  • The sense of satisfaction that will come with knowing that your donation will help couples and/or single mothers make their dream of having a child come true.
  • In addition, the donor is compensated for the inconvenience, travel, and time required by the donation process

I want to donate sperm

What do you need to become a donor?

As stipulated in Royal Decree 412/1996 of March 1 (Article 2), people who fulfill the following criteria can donate semen:

  • People between 18 and 50 years old.
  • Good physical and psychological health and full capacity to act.
  • Absence of known genetic disorders or other hereditary diseases in the donor or their immediate family.
  • Absence of diseases with a hereditary predisposition, such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, arterial hypertension, etc.
  • Negative status for viral hepatitis, syphilis, herpes, HIV, cytomegalovirus, etc.
  • Absence of bacterial infections detectable in blood and semen cultures.
  • Semen of a quality that allows for cryopreservation and is guaranteed to survive freezing.

chicoIndividuals wishing to become donors sign a written contract after providing protocol-indicated informed consent regarding the aim and consequences of the activity as well as the procedures and studies which the donor is to undergo

Anonymity

Anonymity between sperm donors and receptors is kept at all times, as guaranteed by law (Act 14/2006, of May 26, on techniques for assisted reproduction in humans). Semen donation does not in any way compromise the donor's fertility for the future or his ability to have children.

What is the procedure for donating semen?

UOnce the tests are done to establish whether the donor meets the requirements set forth by law, the donor and the andrology lab set up a time for the donor to visit the laboratory to provide semen samples. Samples are collected in a designated room and are processed in the aforementioned laboratory.


How will you be compensated?

  • The sense of satisfaction that will come with knowing that your donation will help couples and/or single mothers make their dream of having a child come true.
  • In addition, the donor is compensated for the inconvenience, travel, and time required by the donation process.