Egg Donation SA
Founded in 2007
Egg Donation South Africa (EDSA) is the first truly South African egg donor agency.
Egg Donation South Africa provides fertility treatment and egg donation services for patients all around the world. We offer a competitive fee structure in local currency.
Our core objective is to provide our clients with a superior service which we hope will fully meet, if not exceed, your expectations.
We understand how frustrating it can be in cases where a donor does not pass her screening. At Egg Donation South Africa, all of our donors have been pre-screened by a fertility specialist. Pre-screening includes, psychological assessment, drug screening and genetic testing for some common conditions, Antral Follicle count and full medical history.
Our donors are also counselled by an IVF Nursing Co-ordinator who explains in detail what the donor may expect during her donation process. All this gives you peace of mind, and you can be assured that your donor has been tested and counselled for suitability before you see them on our website.
Please contact us to receive a password to access our secure donor profiles. The profiles will include a medical profile, a personality assessment, and a voicenote of the donor, handwriting analysis and an astrological natal chart.
If you find donor(s) that you are interested in, we will immediately confirm the availability of the egg donors for your preferred treatment period.
Once you have made your final choice, we will inform your preferred clinic of your match. At this stage, your clinic’s IVF Coordinator will contact you to start planning your treatment.
We have provided a step-by-step guide below for you, detailing what you can expect, from choosing your perfect donor until your embryo transfer:
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When we first embarked on this process, my husband and I were extremely nervous to say the least. We had searched the web for months before we had decided on trusting EDSA to help us on our journey. It was the best decision we made and it only got better.
Future Parents Process
Medical Questionnaire & Tests
Once you have completed your clinic’s medical questionnaire, and it has been sent to the IVF coordinator, you may be required to have the following test the done:
1. Female Recipient
FSH (done on day 3 of your menstrual cycle)
HIV I and II
Hep B S Ag
Hep C Ab
Rubella IgG (immunity)
3. An HSG (hysterosalpingogram)/hysteroscopy/saline infusion sonogram (this is optional, but may be requested by your treating doctor after reviewing your medical history and ultrasound scan result)
If applicable to you, your husband/partner will be required to provide us with the following:
1. Blood tests:
HIV 1 and II
Hep B S Ag
Hep C Ab
2. A recent semen analysis
Please Note: All results need to be less than 12 months old
Donor Screening & Treatment Plan
At this appointment, your doctor will perform a vaginal ultrasound scan to check the thickness of your endometrium (lining of the uterus).
A lining scan may be requested prior to your trip to Cape Town (if you have had lining development problems in the past). Please discuss this with your doctor and IVF coordinator.
** Please Note: that you will be required to stay in Cape Town for a minimum of 12 – 14 days. Should you require travel/accommodation recommendations, please check HART Fertility Clinic’s Travel Guide for full information where to stay/what to do, in this beautiful city.
Donor Egg Retrieval
Your embryos will be cultured in a laboratory for 3-5 days. You will be informed when to come in for your embryo transfer (ET).
The ET procedure is quick and painless, similar to a gynaecological examination or pap-smear. An abdominal ultrasound will be used by the doctor to visualise the transfer of the embryos. A fine plastic tube (catheter) carrying your embryos will be introduced into the uterus to insert your embryos. You will rest for 15 minutes after the transfer and will be advised against any heavy exercise for the remainder of that day.