How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel

How to find a sperm or egg donor: Interview with Erika Tranfield from PrideAngel During a recent Fertility Fair in Berlin I had a chance to speak to Erica Tranfield from the Pride Angel. PrideAngel is an unusual website, kind of a "dating service" which brings together egg donors, sperm donors and co-parents online. On the website, it is possible to get an onsite-mail, create a profile and search for thousands of members and communicate with them safely. [...]

2018-06-18T08:02:23+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Expert interview : How egg donation works in real life

Expert interview : How egg donation works in real life Dr. Elizabet Clua Dr. Elisabeth Clua has blue eyes and blonde hair. One could easily think she looks like a typical German doctor. Only that she is not. Elisabeth is Spanish and a leading expert in reproductive biology. Her daily job is egg donation or, more precisely, matching donated eggs (from healthy, young women) with their recipients (older, infertile women). In even more [...]

2018-06-18T08:22:17+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Tags: , , |

In a conversation with two egg donation experts

In a conversation with two egg donation experts Dexeus is known for the first egg donation in 1981. A few months back, I was lucky to meet several dedicated doctors and biologists from Dexeus clinic in Barcelona at a conference for Reproductive Medicine in Germany. I used this opportunity to make an interview with the two specialists and forward questions to them that women from my blog often ask Me: How does a [...]

2018-06-18T10:10:23+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

What is the value of a human egg? How much would you pay to your egg donor?

What is the value of a human egg? How much would you pay to your egg donor? Image credit: phaitoon at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Thousands of babies are being born each year as a result of egg donation. In 2013, over 9,500 babies were born thanks to donated eggs. Fifteen years ago (something like middle age of reproductive medicine), egg donation was more a method then a business. At that time, ASRM (American Society for [...]

2018-06-18T10:53:09+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Why are women advised egg donation earlier in the US than in Europe?

Why are women advised egg donation earlier in the US than in Europe? I often get emails from women around the world asking me when I think is the right point to enter an egg donation program. One would think that there should be a clear consensus on this in the medical community, right? Not at all. A long time ago I noticed one weird thing: it's not only biological and medical reasoning that is [...]

2018-06-18T11:51:18+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

How to trust in your eggs and get pregnant naturally after 35

How to trust in your eggs and get pregnant naturally after 35 Image courtesy: stuart miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net I always feel sad when I see women abandoning natural methods of improving egg quality only because they entered fertility treatments, or losing faith in their bodies once they turned 35 or have been trying to get pregnant longer than a few months. There's really no need to. After having researched the topic of improving egg quality [...]

2018-06-18T12:19:57+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |