Learn more about Egg donation in Argentina: donor’s requirements, testing, anonymous or non-anonymous donation, compensation for the egg donors and egg banking.
Infertility treatment law in Argentina. REDLARA.
Buenos Aires— with its affordable fertility treatments, high medical services and liberal laws, Argentina could become the next mecca of reproductive tourism.
Keen to be a global leader in reproductive justice, in 2013 the pope's homeland overwhelmingly passed a law subsidizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) for all, regardless of sexual orientation, marital status or economic background. The country now joins Spain, India and other top destinations for so-called "fertility tourists."
Argentina is also one of the few countries in the world that has a fertilization law that subsidizes IVF for its citizens. Rights groups in Argentina that campaigned for the law that was passed three years ago estimate that one in six couples are affected by infertility.
Overwhelmingly passed by the Chamber of Deputies and previously approved by the Senate, IVF is now available to heterosexual couples, single women, and gay couples,
The Latin American Network of Assisted Reproduction (RED) is a scientific and educational institution, which brings together more than 90% of centers that perform assisted reproduction techniques in Latin America.
The RED was formed in 1995, with the participation of 50 centers and, currently, 141 centers are engaged; has the Latin American Registry of Assisted Reproduction (RLA), which annually keep all the results of assisted reproduction techniques reported by these centers.
Egg donation in Argentina: donor’s requirements, testing, anonymous or non-anonymous donation.
Donation of oocytes is a voluntary, altruistic and solidary act of those young women who want to help other women to fulfill their desire to be mothers. It is a quick, painless and ambulatory procedure. It consists of the controlled stimulation of the ovaries, for which a hormone treatment is performed for 10 days.
There is a legislation in Argentina that specifies who can be an egg donor. Women have to meet the following criteria:
- They have to be over 18 and under 34 years old.
- They have to be in good physical and mental health.
- They have to sign the corresponding documentation.
- They have to have the legal capacity to grant their authorization.
Compensation for the egg donors in Argentina
In Argentina there is no law that regulates the techniques of assisted fertilization, that’s why compensation is neither prohibited nor allowed to pay. The compensation for donation in Argentina exists in form of "gratification", "viaticum", "reward". Depending on the place, the sum, granted for donation varies from 500 to 3,000 pesos (3000 pesos = approximately 100 USD).
Egg donor cost in Argentina
People from across the globe – from neighboring Uruguay to Australia – are traveling to Argentina to benefit from assisted reproductive technologies, such as IVF and embryo transfer that cost up to $4,000 per cycle. Such treatments remain a luxury in places such as the United States, where IVF fetches between $15,000 and $30,000 per cycle. While average egg donation cost in Argentina is 4733 euros.
Egg banks in Argentina
There are Argentinian egg banks and clinics that have their own recruitment facilities.
- IVI clinic.
- Fecunditas Instituto de Medicina Reproductiva.
- Instituto Integral de Fertilización Asistida FECUNDART.
European egg banks that are represented in Argentina are:
- FIRST EGG BANK
US bank represented in Argentina are:
- WORLD EGG BANK
Import of oocytes, sperm and embryos in Argentina. How to get permit of REDLARA?
In spite of the fact that there are local donors in Argentina, patients who have treatment in this country often look for donor from Europe in order to receive donors of Caucasian phenotype.
If the clinic or patient want to receive oocytes from abroad, he has to apply to Ministry of Health of Argentina for permission. The procedure is rather simple and fast – the preparation takes 1-2 weeks.
After receiving a permission, foreign bank is free to import oocytes to Argentina.
First Egg Bank offers the best egg donor options for Argentinean intended parents
Since 2016 First Egg Bank cooperates with leading IVF clinic in Argentina, Halitus Instituto Medico, which is located in Buenos Aires. It means that intended parents, which need egg donor cycle using vitrified oocytes can choose First Egg bank and it’s partner clinics. You can be sure in quality of donor ovas from First Egg Bank, because we comply with all requirements of Red Latinoamericana de Reproducción Asistida (REDLARA).
First Egg Bank offers:
- Batches of 6, 8 and 12 frozen donor eggs.
- Sperm samples in straws and vials.
- Embryo creation.
- Identifiable and anonymous egg donors.
- Slavic, Asian, African egg donor phenotypes.
- Medical Courier Service – safe transportation of reproductive human cells.