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Treatment with donated gametes

Donated gametes can also be used in infertility treatments.

The use of donated gametes may be considered if the production of the couple’s own eggs or sperm has declined or stopped altogether. Using donated gametes is also an option if the onset of pregnancy with the couple’s own gametes has not been successful despite several attempts. Donated gametes are also commonly used in fertility treatments for female couples and women who want to have children on their own.

The gamete donor may be an acquaintance of the recipients. However, the gametes of unknown donors are most commonly used.

Donors are carefully selected and registered

All gamete donors have been carefully selected and have undergone a health examination. Under the law, donors must be registered, as any child born from this form of treatment has the right to know the identity of the donor.

In egg cell donation treatment, the donor undergoes ovarian follicle maturation treatment and an egg retrieval procedure. The egg cell recipient is given endometrial preparation medication prior to the embryo transfer.

The use of donated gametes always requires careful planning and preparation, as well as a discussion with a psychologist due to the special nature of treatment. Learn more about the Act on Assisted Fertility Treatments (

Sperm cryopreservation in a sperm bank

It is also possible to cryopreserve your own sperm for future fertility treatments in the sperm bank of Felicitas Mehiläinen. Sperm cryopreservation allows you to use your own gametes, for example, if the man is due to undergo cancer treatment. Advance sperm cryopreservation may also be required for fertility treatment, for example, if the man has long distances to travel. All Felicitas Mehiläinen clinics have the possibility to cryopreserve sperm.

For more information about treatments, the consents required and blood tests, contact your nearest Felicitas Mehiläinen clinic.

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Why Felicitas Mehiläinen

Felicitas Mehiläinen is the leading fertility clinic in Finland providing a wide variety of fertility treatments ranging from basic infertility care to the most advanced IVF technology available today.
Over 30 years of experience has made it possible for the Felicitas Mehiläinen to offer the highest standards of patient care and reproductive health services in a modern and comfortable clinic.
Our doctors and scientists have always been at the forefront of IVF science and development; in fact, our founder, was part of the team involved in the birth of the Finland’s first IVF baby in 1984.
We always remain focused on the individual needs of each and every patient. We always put out patients first, and that is why we work so hard to listen to and treat every patient individually.