Donor Programme

Donor programme

Thomson Fertility Centre also facilitates a donor programme to couples who are unable to conceive using their own eggs, sperm or embryos. If you think that using donated eggs, sperm or embryos is your only chance to fulfil the dream of parenthood, or if you are concerned about any pre-existing genetic diseases or conditions, our fertility specialists are able to support and guide you through this process.


How do I know if I need a donor?

You will require an egg donor if:

  • you do not produce eggs
  • you have been through many unsuccessful IVF cycles
  • you are at risk of passing on a genetic disorder
  • you have been advised that your eggs are not medically safe to be used after chemotherapy or serious illness

 

How do I know if  need a sperm donor?

You will require a sperm donor if:

  • your husband has no sperm (azoospermia)
  • your husband has low quality sperm and you have been through many unsuccessful IVF cycles
  • your husband is at risk of passing on a genetic disorder

 

How do I know if I need an embryo donor?

You will require an embryo donor if:

  • you and your husband require donor egg and sperm
  • you and your husband have been advised not to use your egg and sperm due to a genetic disorder
  • you have had many unsuccessful IVF cycles due to egg and/or sperm problem

 

How to get started?

Because we take your choice of becoming a recipient seriously, there is a process of which we adhere to make sure that you have made the right choice for this life-long commitment:

 

  1. Consult our fertility specialist
    This is to discuss about your view on using donated eggs, sperm or embryos and to check with our doctor on your eligibility on our Donor Programme. If it is your first time visiting our doctor, we would advise you to bring along your medical history reports, marriage certificate and both parties’ ID for registration.  
  2. Counselling by our nurse
    Our nurses will then explain to you on the process of the donor programme in detail followed by several screening blood tests  
  3. Counselling  by psychologist
    It is the RTAC requirement that all couples who opt for donor programme to be scheduled for counselling session by our psychologist. This step allows the couple to consider and discuss the legal, social, genetic and moral aspects of having a baby from the donor programme. Also, it would help both parties to make an informed consent.  
  4. Bring your donor to visit us
    As we do not recruit donors in our centre, we would  recommend you to find and use the donor eggs, sperm or embryos from someone you know such as your family member or friend who is willing to donate. There are alternatives if you are unable to find your own donors. You can import donor sperm from overseas sperm bank. 

 

On the other hand, we have patients whohave remaining embryos stored in our facility, They often consider donating their embryos as an option for them instead of discarding them. If you are unable to find an embryos donor, we could facilitate the search for you should there be patients who are willing to donate their embryos.

 

This donor programme is carried out under the guidelines of MOH and FSA.

 

Please contact us if you require more information to help you understand this process.