According to the records reported by the Ministry of the Interior, the number of married couples was 40,000 in 2016 in Taiwan, but one in 7 couples is infertile. Now more families have no way to deliver. Many couples want to have children, but Infertility exists for various reasons, such as premature ovarian failure, and poor quality of eggs and sperms.

According to the national registration statistics released bythe Health and Promotion Administration from 2012 to 2015, the total number of donations of sperm and eggs was 3,681. The 2,737 egg donations and 891 sperm donations were made, but supply and demand were not coordinate.

The germ cells which you donate are precious to infertile couples, and give them fullness of hope and happiness. Donationis a meaningful contribution, let us continue love and happiness together, to help the infertile couples, and to fulfill their wishes.

Egg (Oocyte) donation program

  • Donation registration
    • Make a phone call or click the taskbar over the Internet Explorer fordonation of love】, the consultant will contact you.
    • When you come to the hospital for donation, please bring the following:1.ID card 2.Health insurance card 3.Signet 4.Two photos
    • Fill out a donor card before signing the informed consent for the donation program.
  • Screening, health assessment, matching
    • Counseling, medical assessment
      (blood test, urine test, Pap smear)
    • Donor eligibility criteria are reviewed by the office of Health Promotion Administration
  • Enter the program
    • Ovulation stimulation starts on the second day of menstruation.
      In the course of treatment, you need regular visits for blood test and public ultrasound to observe the growth of follicles.
    • HCG regimen will be applied on the 10th to 12th day of menstruation, the duration of drug administration is decided by the doctor.
  • Egg retrieval procedure
    • Egg retrieval will be done around the 13th day, and doctor will determinate the timing of egg retrieval.
    • There are neither wound nor hospitalization after operation, and you can leave hospital if no illness
  • Charge

    Charge

    • After the operation, the doctor will evaluate the physical condition, and you will earn the food-price grant. The upper limitation of grant is NTD99,000

Note: According to the number of eggs obtained, decrement of payment are taken in each egg.

Donation Process

  • Pre-treatment routine
    Physical examination, Pap smear, anti-Muller's tube hormone (AMH)
  • First menstrual period
  • Ovulation stimulation(Day2-7)
    Ovulation stimulation is from day2 to day7 in the first menstrual period. The administration of drug is for 9-10 days, and the duration is based on physician's assessment.
  • Return Visit(Day8-10)
    Ultrasound and blood examination are arranged regularly for the observation of follicles, then doctor decides the day of egg retrieval.
  • HCG injection(Day10-12)
    According to the size of the follicles, HCG is injected for ovulation.
  • Egg retrieval procedure (within 36 hours of HCG injection)
  • Return visit
    Receive grant

Sperm donation program

  • Donation registration
    • Make a phone call or click the taskbar over the Internet Explorer for【donation of love】, the consultant will contact you.
    • When you come to the hospital for donation, please bring the following:1.ID card 2.Health insurance card 3.Signet 4.Two photos
    • Fill out a donor card before signing the informed consent for the donation program.
  • Screening, health evaluation, matching
    • Counseling, medical physical assessment
    • Semen analysis and examination, abstain from sex from 3 to 5 days before the test.
    • Donor eligibility criteria are reviewed by the office of Health Promotion Administration
  • Semen donation
    • go to the hospital for semen donation.
  • Receive grant
    • Repeat the STD test 6 months after the donation, You are charged NTD 8000 if negative report.

Egg and sperm donation FAQ

Egg (oocyte) donation

Q:Can I become a donor?
A: The women who have willing and love to help others are suitable donors of eggs, and the criteria for donation are: v 20-40 years old v Physical and mental health, no smoking, drug abuse and other bad habits, v normal BMI v No genetic disorders or infectious diseases which influence the mother and baby, and doctor make a decision after the evaluations v the first donation or past donation without successive delivery, these data is checked by the registration of National Health Service v volunteer with or without participation fee
Q:How long does it take for the entire egg donation process?
A: It takes one month for the health assessment which is verified in the National Health Service. The course of treatment begins on the second day of menstruation, and lasting 2 weeks.
Q:What do you need to do and pay attention when you donate eggs?
A: 1. Medicine, herbs, hormone, diet pills, or sleeping pills should be suspended until the end of the treatment. There are no special restrictions on general daily activities, but please act as normal and eat properly. 2. Regular follow the order by your doctor to check the growth status and number of follicles. 3. If there is the poor or overreacting ovulation during the treatment, doctor may stop the treatment and arrange for the next course, or cancel the donation.
Q:How is the egg retrieval process carried out? How long to rest after operation ? Is hospitalization required?
A: The operation of egg retrieval is done under the general anesthesia which makes body painless as sleeping. Before operation, it is necessary to fast for 8 hours and no water drinking. The process uses the vaginal ultrasound to aspirate the follicles by the aspiration needle. The laboratory technician finds the eggs under the microscope immediately. The procedure takes 15 to 20 minutes and no suture is done. After operation, you don’t need to be admitted to the hospital. You can leave hospital if you have no discomfort. Take oral medication for 2-3 days by doctor's advice.
Q:Are there risks or side effects in the donation procedure?
A: Egg donors need ovulation injections and egg retrieval surgery, so that local discomfort or allergic reaction may occur caused by drugs. Few people have "Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)". The medication can be carefully used to reduce the incidence of related adverse effects.
Q:Will you have an early menopause after donation?
A: Donation of eggs will not affect the existing of menopause. Women are born with one million to two million eggs and consume hundreds to thousands of eggs per month, but only one egg matures and ovulates. These eggs will be consumed in monthsif no donation, and shrink on their own, and it will not affect the remainder. Don't worry about the early menopause after the donation.
Q:How many eggs do you need to donate?
A: It depends on the ovary response to the ovulation stimulation. The stimulant is follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) which is one of body hormones. It is also effective for women to ovulate every month. The ovulation stimulation will make the follicles, which are not accepted enough natural FSH and consume, mature and then discharge the eggs. Therefore, more than one mature eggs can be used under the stimulation, and it provides about 10 eggs donating once in a young woman.
Q:Is it necessary of ovulate stimulation for donating eggs? What is the composition of ovulationinjection? Does it damage body?
A: The main components of the ovulation injection are follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) or luteinizing hormone (LH), and some regimen contain both hormones or single hormone. These hormones secrete in human body, and do not damage the body. The ovulation stimulation make the follicles, which are going to degenerate and shrink in the natural cycle, get enough stimulation and mature, and more mature eggs can be obtained.
Q:How many times can I donate in my life?
If the recipient does not have a successful delivery, and who has no another cryopreservation of germ cells or embryos, you can make another donation.
Q:Can I donate eggs to other clinics after donating at your clinic?
A: No. Because the qualification of the donation was confirmed, it needs to inform the office of National Health Service. Donation can only be made if the recipient does not have a successful delivery, and who has no other cryopreservation of germ cells or embryos.

Sperm donation

Q:Can I become a donor?
A:The men who have willing and love to help others are suitable donor of sperm, and the criteria of donation are: v 20-50 years old v Physical and mental health, no smoking, drug abuse and other bad habits, v normal BMI v No genetic disorders or infectious diseases which influence the mother and baby, and the doctor makes a decision after the evaluations v the first donation or past donation without successive delivery, these data is checked by the registration of National Health Service v volunteer with or without participation fee
Q:What should I pay attention to when making a donation assessment?
A: Please abstain from sex for 3-5 days before the first appointment. Please bring your ID card, health insurance card and relevant information to the clinic counter on the day of assessment.
Q:How is the donation going on?
A: In our comfortable privacy room, the semen can be directly injected into the aseptic bottle by masturbation. It is necessary to go to our hospital for preliminary assessment and semen analysis. Abstain from sex for 3-5 days before the first assessment.
Q:Are there any side effects or risks of sperm donation?
A: Masturbation 2 to 5 times for sperm donation, and it is no need to use the drug before donation, so that there is no side effect of donation.
Q:What do you earn after the donation?
A: Six months after the donation, the test of infectious disease and latent disease will be arranged. After confirming that the report is normal, NTD8,000 is charged.
Q:Can I donate many times in my life?
A: After the donation, if the recipient does not have a successful delivery and no other cryopreservation of the germ cells, the next donation can be made again. According to the rules of the Artificial Reproduction Law, the reproductive cells donated by the same donor shall not be used by two or more recipients at the same time, and shall be discontinued after the successful delivery of recipients.
Q:Will the recipient know who I am?
A: The medical institution shall provide recipients the inform nations of donor's race, skin color and blood type in accordance with the rules of the Artificial Reproduction Law. Other personal information is strictly private.