We began collecting donated sperm and eggs in the Sperm and Egg Bank at the Reproductive Medicine Unit in November 2019. In the year under review, we accepted 338 referrals for infertility treatments using donated gametes.
“Donated gametes may be needed by straight couples, single women wanting a child or women couples. A significant percentage of our customers are single women,” says Hanna Savolainen-Peltonen, Chief Physician of the Reproductive Medicine Unit at HUS.
For donated sperm, we accepted about 140 referrals for women wanting a child alone, about 80 referrals for women couples and about 30 referrals for straight couples. We accepted about 70 referrals for treatment with donated eggs.
Fertility treatments with donated reproductive cells in 2020 (338 in total)
The image shows referrals accepted for infertility treatments with donated gametes in 2020. Patients requiring infertility treatments with donated gametes are a new patient group at the Reproductive Medicine Unit, and we have been building a care pathway for them during the year under review.