Embryo Donation

DFET is a process in which pre-selected embryos which have been frozen at our centre will be transferred into the uterus of the patient. The important point to note here is that the embryos will not carry the DNA of the patient-couple. This is generally recommended when other options of fertility treatment have been ruled out due to various reasons.

The possible scenarios when DFET would be suggested to couples by the doctor are:-

  1. When the couple have exhausted all other options including multiple IVF cycles and they are willing to go ahead with DFET
  2. When there are male and female factors which are difficult to treat
  3. For single parent situations
  1. The organization, at its own cost, would have stimulated a good young donor when she is available. Using her eggs and a very healthy semen donor’s sperms, embryos are produced and frozen in our labs. These are used whenever couples want donor embryos.
  2. When a couple requests for donor embryos, then the organization can start stimulation of an egg donor at that point of time and use sperms from a healthy semen donor to get the embryos.
  3. When a patient-couple agree to donate their extra embryos after successful conception / delivery, these will also be used for DFET.

Please note that the most important part here is TOTAL ANONYMITY. At no point of time will the egg donor, the semen donor or the embryo donor know about the recipient of the embryo. GarbhaGudi will ensure that the required checks and balances are in place for keeping the whole process confidential and anonymous.

The commercials of a typical DFET cycle will include the following

  1. Making available one or more high grade embryos for embryo transfer
  2. Thawing of these embryos from their frozen state
  3. Performing the embryo transfer in our Operation Theater
  4. Hera cell Incubator and embryology lab usage charges
  5. All media used for the IVF procedure and embryo growth
  6. Embryo Transfer – ET done under the guidance of a fertility specialist and embryologist
  7. Anesthetist charges for ET, if needed
  8. Senior and junior embryologist charges for ET support
  9. Detailed briefing on the procedure and clarifications to questions and concerns
  10. Detailed screening and investigations for the egg donor
  11. Detailed screening and investigations for the semen donor
  12. Legal records maintenance and reporting, consents and approvals from patient and hospital
  13. Counseling of patient and husband, to explain the intricacies and complexities of IVF treatment

The IVF treatment program does NOT include the following. Costs for the below will be charged over and beyond the package cost.

  1. All consultations and ultrasound scans
  2. All lab investigations
  3. All injections and medications are extra.
  4. If doctor suggests cyst aspiration, the cost will be about 12,000 to 15,000. This is not included in the standard package.
  5. If the doctor suggests hysteroscopy, then the cost will be about 12,000 to 15,000. This is not included in the standard package.
  6. If the couple request for a blastocyst embryo, then the costs will be extra. Usually, blast embryos are not frozen. If frozen blastocyst embryos are available, they will be provided.If couples are particular about blastocyst embryos, some selected high grade normal embryos may be pushed towards blastocyst stage. The cost for moving the embryo into blastocyst is 20,000 and this will be extra.Please note that when embryos as pushed towards blastocyst stage, there is a chance that the embryos may die. In such a case, additional embryos will be provided for embryo transfer at a nominal charge of 75,000.
  7. OT consumables for ET will be extra. Cost is approximately around Rs. 2000
  8. In rare cases, the frozen embryos may not survive the thawing (de-freezing) process. In such a case, embryo transfer may get delayed if no alternate high grade embryos are available. The patient has to pay a nominal charge for the second set of embryos.