Simply Egg Donation

At Sims, our aim is to help you to conceive and experience the joy of having a family.

Simply Key ID is our streamlined, affordable egg donation programme, in which the resulting child may choose, in the future, to access the identity of the donor.

World-class facilities, practices, and results

Sims is committed to providing the best possible outcome to every prospective parent, and to help us achieve this, we ensure that our practices and equipment reflect the best international standards in IVF and egg donation.

Our doctors are at the forefront of IVF technology, and enjoy a close association with the world’s leading IVF clinics and educators such as Boston IVF and Harvard Medical School.

Most importantly, we are proud of our world-class success rate. More than 60% of our embryo transfers lead to a positive pregnancy result. Many of the couples who have successful outcomes have come to us after exhausting other fertility options, and sometimes even after unsuccessful egg donation treatment elsewhere.

Patient Care

Most importantly, we are proud of our world-class success rate. More than 60% of our embryo transfers lead to a positive pregnancy result. Many of the couples who have successful outcomes have come to us after exhausting other fertility options, and sometimes even after unsuccessful egg donation treatment elsewhere.

Donor Choice

Simply egg donation gives you the choice of 2 donors, carefully preselected based on a detailed profile that includes physical traits, family history, education,
hobbies, and personality.

Download sample donor profile

One-to-one donation
Eggs retrieved from the donor in that cycle are used for your treatment only, and are not shared with anyone.

Donor Fertility & Health

All our donors are already mothers – and are between 18 and 34 years old. In addition, all donors undergo stringent tests to ensure their health and suitability.

Anonymous Donors

The donor is anonymous meaning that no identifying information will be available to resulting children once they turn 18. 

The Streamlined and Affordable Simply Egg Donation Process

With over 20 years of experience in IVF and 15 in egg donation – significantly more than any other clinic in Ireland – we are able to offer a highly streamlined and affordable programme.

Our process involves only 7 stages, and as few as 2 initial visits to our clinic. Throughout these 7 stages, prospective parents are guided by our dedicated and experienced egg donation specialists.

Stage 1: Consultations:

Meet Your Fertility Specialist
The first step is to meet a Sims IVF Consultant who will help determine if egg donation is the best treatment option for you.

Meet your Egg Donation Coordinator
Your Egg Donation Coordinator is a nurse or midwife with specialist expertise in egg donation, and will provide expert care and support throughout the process. Your coordinator will explain the egg-donation process and ensure that you have a full understanding of what’s involved.

Stage 2: Investigations

Baseline tests
A range of baseline tests are carried out on both partners to help us ensure we provide you with the optimum treatment. These include:

  • Blood tests
  • Uterine Assessment
  • Sperm Assessment
  • Counselling

Implications Counselling
Implications Counselling is a mandatory legal requirement for all couples wishing to avail of egg donation. Our experienced counsellors are familiar with the complex issues and implications involved in infertility treatment.

Stage 3: Consent Signing and Sperm Freezing

Documentation Review
Your Egg Donation Coordinator will review the consent forms with you and answer any further questions that you may have.

In addition, they will ensure you are satisfied with your Recipient Information form, which is used to help select suitable donors.

Semen Freeze
The semen sample is provided. It is tested, frozen, and transported to our partner clinic.

Stage 4: Donor Choice

Choose between 2 egg donors  preselected for you based on the data supplied in your Recipient  Information Form. You will have basic information regarding the donors’  physical traits,  education, hobbies and personality.

All donors have been carefully screened to ensure their health and suitability.

Download sample donor profile

Stage 5: Donor Cycle, Fertilization and Embryo Freeze

Our Partner Clinic will arrange the following steps:

  • Donor ovarian stimulation and egg collection
  • ICSI fertilization
  • Embryos grown for 5-6 days (Blastocyst stage)
  • Embryos vitrified (frozen) and transported to Sims in Ireland

Stage 6: Embryo Transfer

In preparation for embryo transfer in Ireland, your Consultant and Egg donation Coordinator will advise you regarding a medication regime to prepare your uterine lining for embryo transfer. Fertility ultrasound monitoring will be provided throughout this process.

The Embryos are transferred by a Sims IVF Consultant in our embryo transfer suite.

Hormone and support medications will continue  into early pregnancy.

Stage 7: Outcome

12 days after transfer, a pregnancy test is provided.

Pregnant?
Your Egg Donation Coordinator is available to offer advice and guidance on next steps.

Not Pregnant?
Support is available from your dedicated Egg Donation team during this difficult time.

We will coordinate a return consultation to discuss future options, including help to plan your next transfer cycle.