Egg Donation

Rotunda IVF offers an egg donation programme for women who are unable to have a baby using their own eggs. We are able to offer a highly streamlined and affordable programme



Donors are available immediately so there are no waiting lists and no need to travel to Europe.

We offer a one to one service, so eggs retrieved from the donor in that cycle are used for your treatment only, and are not shared with anyone.


Who is egg donation suitable for?

You might consider egg donation if you are unable to use your own eggs due to

–              Premature menopause

–              Risk of passing on a genetic disease

–              If your ovaries have been affected by a serious illness or treatment

–              Repeat IVF failure due to poor egg quality


Who are the egg donors?

All our donors are already mothers – and are between 18 and 34 years old. In addition, all donors undergo stringent tests to ensure their health and suitability.

You get a choice of 2 donors, carefully preselected based on a detailed profile that includes physical traits, family history, education, hobbies, and personality.


At Rotunda IVF you have a choice of identifiable donors.

The donor is identifiable, which means that any child resulting from this treatment will have the right to access identifying information about their donor from the age of 18. However, identifying information about the donor will not be made available to you, the recipient couple.



The Streamlined and Affordable Simply Key ID Process


Our process involves only 7 stages, and as few as 2 initial visits to our clinic. Throughout these 7 stages, prospective parents are guided by our dedicated and experienced egg donation specialists.


Stage 1: Consultations:

Meet Your Fertility Specialist

The first step is to meet a Rotunda IVF Consultant who will help determine if egg donation is the best treatment option for you.


Meet your Egg Donation Coordinator

Your Egg Donation Coordinator is a nurse or midwife with specialist expertise in egg donation, and will provide expert care and support throughout the process. Your coordinator will explain the egg-donation process and ensure that you have a full understanding of what’s involved.


Stage 2: Investigations

Baseline tests

A range of baseline tests are carried out on both partners to help us ensure we provide you with the optimum treatment. These include:


Blood tests

Uterine Assessment

Sperm Assessment


Implications Counselling

Implications Counselling is a mandatory legal requirement for all couples wishing to avail of egg donation. Our experienced counsellors are familiar with the complex issues and implications involved in infertility treatment.


Stage 3: Consent Signing and Sperm Freezing

Documentation Review

Your Egg Donation Coordinator will review the consent forms with you and answer any further questions that you may have.


In addition, they will ensure you are satisfied with your Recipient Information form, which is used to help select suitable donors.


Semen Freeze

The semen sample is provided. It is tested, frozen, and transported to our partner clinic.


Stage 4: Donor Choice

Choose between 2 egg donors preselected for you based on the data supplied in your Recipient Information Form. A detailed profile of each donor including physical characteristics, education and hobbies will be made available to you.


All donors have proven fertility; they are already mothers.


All donors have been carefully screened to ensure their health and suitability.


Download sample donor profile


Stage 5: Donor Cycle, Fertilization and Embryo Freeze

Our Partner Clinic will arrange the following steps:


Donor ovarian stimulation and egg collection

ICSI fertilization

Embryos grown for 5-6 days (Blastocyst stage)

Embryos vitrified (frozen) and transported to Rotunda IVF in Ireland

Stage 6: Embryo Transfer



In preparation for embryo transfer in Ireland, your IVF Consultant and Egg donation Coordinator will advise you regarding a medication regime to prepare your uterine lining for embryo transfer. Fertility ultrasound monitoring will be provided throughout this process.


The Embryos are transferred by a Rotunda IVF Consultant in our embryo transfer suite.


Hormone and support medications will continue  into early pregnancy.


Stage 7: Outcome

12 days after transfer, a pregnancy test is provided.



Your Egg Donation Coordinator is available to offer advice and guidance on next steps.


Not Pregnant?

Support is available from your dedicated Egg Donation team during this difficult time.


We will coordinate a return consultation to discuss future options, including help to plan your next transfer cycle.



If you would like more information, contact our team on +353 1 807 2732 or email