Embryo donation treatment and centre

If you do not live in Spain...

You only need to visit to Ginemed once.

The pre-treatment tests can be sent by email, fax or brought to the free initial information consultation.

We evaluate your results and programme the treatment for the date of your choice.

The treatment controls can be done in your home country.

Treatment stages

Fase de programación
  • As soon as possible. We will start the ovarian stimulation with your next menstrual cycle.
  • On a specific date for the embryo transfer. This give you time to organise your trip, reserve hotels and plan your days off work, etc.
Fase de preparación endometrial
Endometrial preparation

We use oestrogens to prepare your endometrium to receive the embryos. The treatment begins with your menstruation and two ultrasounds are required. This stage takes around 12-14 days.

Fase de laboratorio

Our laboratory will select which embryos to transfer. The blood groups of those donating the embryos will always be compatible with those of the recipients. If you would like to select the physical characteristics of the donors then the recommended treatment would be double donation.

Fase de transferencia embrionaria
Embryo transfer

This consists of placing the embryos into the uterus through a thin catheter introduced into the cervix. It is not painful. Spanish legislation allows up to three embryos to be transferred.

Fase de tratamiento postransferencia
Post-transfer treatment

Following the embryo transfer, we recommend that you rest for the remainder of the transfer day and only carry out relaxed activities the following day; later you can return to normal life. There are no problems with transport, including travelling by plane. We recommend avoiding strenuous activities and competitive sports for two weeks after the transfer. Normally we prescribe vaginal progesterone and folic acid to support this phase.

Fase de confirmación de embarazo
Confirmation of pregnancy

12 days after the embryo transfer, a blood analysis (B-HCG) is carried out to confirm the pregnancy. Do not suspend the medication without instruction from your gynaecologist regardless of the results.

Fase de ecografía

15 days after the B-HCG analysis, an ultrasound scan must be carried out to confirm the gestation (single or multiple) and to confirm the presence of a fetal heartbeat.

Gráfico de fases de embriodonación


At Ginemed, we have pregnancy rates of around 50% when we transfer two embryos; these are pregnancies confirmed by a fetal heartbeat via ultrasound control.

Results do not depend on the recipient’s age - but vary according to the age of the woman when the eggs were retrieved - and in relation to the number of embryos transferred. These are slightly lower than in an IVF cycle because the embryos that are vitrified are not the best from the cycle; these having been transferred in the fresh cycle.

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