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Some women suffer from POF syndrome at a young age. The ovaries are prematurely exhausted and no longer produce eggs. Genetic causes such as Turner Syndrome can also be a factor. Some women also do not want children until they are more mature, often with a new life partner. In order to be able to fulfil the desire to have children in these cases, there is the possibility of egg donation, which has been legal in Austria since 2015.

Egg donation: requirements and facts:

  • The donor is not anonymous in Austria, i.e. the child created by donation has the opportunity to find out who the genetic mother is from the age of 14.
  • The donor’s data must be submitted to the Kinderwunsch Institut Dr Loimer
  • The donor assumes no obligations towards children born from the donation. This is recorded in a notarial act in advance of treatment.
  • The donor must not be younger than 18 and not older than 30 years old.
  • The donor will be tested both genetically and in health (especially infectious disease)
  • The recipient of the donated egg cells must not be older than 45 years old.
  • Egg donation is subject to strict controls by the state authorities in order to prevent the misuse of human cells.
  • There is a ban on advertising and referral for donors, so there is an enormous shortage of potential egg donors.
  • Bring your donor: do you have a sister, niece or friend? This would be the quickest way to start treatment.
  • we exclusively offer local donors, the entire donation process takes place at our Kinderwunsch Institut.
    For further information contact Mrs. Christine Loimer: christine[at]