PROCEDURE FOR DONATION
Although the receiving party of gametes or embryos is a patient or a couple, by law the request and shipment must originate through an authorized human infertility center, licensed for reception and handling of gametes and embryos.
1- SEND THE ORDER FORM
To select from our bank the most compatible gametes or embryos, the receiving center must fill in and send our donation request form with phenotypic and immunological characteristics of receiving patients. Recent photos of the patients must be attached to the form.
2- ACCEPTANCE OF ORDER
After receiving the request for donation, IMERbiobank’s staff will check the availability of compatible donors and will give an immediate response to the receiving center for the donation.
3- DONATION CONTRACT FOR THE RECEIPT OF GAMETES OR EMBRYOS
The revceiving patients and the authorized reference centre must complete and sign the donation contract for the receipt of gametes or embryos and send a copy to IMERbiobank.
4- GAMETE AND EMBRYOS DELIVERY
After receiving the last confirmations, IMERbiobank’s team will prepare the expedition of gametes or embryos with the related documents. The average time to organize the shipment is 2 weeks.
IMER will notify the receiver center at least 48 hours before delivery. An authorized courier will transport the gametes or the embryos in special containers with liquid nitrogen (like the VOYAGER 2 of Air Liquide), and will deliver them to the receiving center accompanied by the following documentation:
Donor’s certificate with traceability code, phenotypical characteristics and results of the performed medical tests.
Protocol for thawing gametes or embryos.
2 signed copies of the contract for the reception of the donation.