- October 12, 2017 at 11:29 #3553
In the current practice of the ART in Ukraine, more embryos are cultivated than can be used during IVF cycles. Embryos that meet criteria for cryopreservation are often stored for future use by the intended parents. Once the latter choose that their family is completed but embryos are still available, and their storage must be constantly paid for, they have to face a dilemma: donating their embryos to research, thawing them and rendering them nonviable, or donating them to a couple who is unable to get pregnant.
For the embryos cultivated from the gametes acquired from anonymous donor(s), the donor(s) must have met all screening and testing requirements of the Ministry of Healthcare (MOH) of Ukraine and must have been determined suitable for anonymous donation. If a donor sperm was used, a sperm of the donor must have met all current MOH of Ukraine requirements for sperm donation, the sperm sample used to fertilize the oocytes must have met the minimum 6-month quarantine requirement for donor sperm, and the female partner must have met all screening and testing requirements for oocyte donors within the 30 days preceding oocyte retrieval. If donor oocytes were used, an oocyte donor must have met all current MOH of Ukraine requirements for oocyte donation within the 30 days preceding oocyte retrieval, and the mail partner must have met all screening and testing requirements, including the minimum 6-month quarantine requirement for the donor sperm.
A decision to proceed with embryo donation is quite a complex one. The intended parents will benefit from psychological counseling to assist in their decision. All intended parents taking part in embryo donation arrangement should do psychological consultation with a qualified psychologist.
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