What the law says about anonymity

Spanish legislation establishes that egg donation must be anonymous, meaning the recipient of the eggs will not know the identity of the donor, and the donor will not know the identity of the recipient.

Which law protects you?
Royal Decree 412/1996 is the text that specifies this Law in our country with reference to all these aspects of the egg donation process, among which it emphasizes the anonymous nature of the donation.In addition, according to the legal framework of Law 14/2006, in Spain, egg donation is totally anonymous. There can be no links between the donor and the recipient. Anonymity is the same for both parties: the recipient will never know who the donor is and vice versa. The law expressly prohibits revealing the identity of children born by these techniques.
What does the law say?
Spanish legislation establishes that there can be no links between the donor and the recipient, meaning the donation is totally anonymous and confidential.
What does it say about donors?
The donor will always remain anonymous. After your first visit to the centre, you will receive detailed information about the donation process and sign a consent document.
What does it say about the recipients?
Spanish legislation establishes that the egg donation must be completely anonymous, meaning the recipient of the eggs cannot know the identity of the donor under any circumstances.Only relevant information about the donor that is important to monitor the pregnancy is communicated to the recipient.Their phenotypic traits can also be known in order to achieve the greatest similarity between the recipient and the embryo.
Will I meet the mother or the child?

No. The law on assisted reproduction prohibits disclosure of information about children born via assisted reproduction.

What does it say about the medical centre?
In Spain egg donation is only allowed so that a woman with fertility problems can have a child. The donation process is totally free and secret between the donor and the medical centre, and this will be formalized in writing as soon as you start the donation process.The centre has the obligation to choose the donor whose phenotypic and immunological characteristics (age, blood group and Rh factor) are similar to those of the woman receiving the eggs.
What does it say about the children born?
The law on assisted reproduction prohibits disclosure of information about children born using these techniques. The recipient, as well as the children born via assisted reproduction, maintains their anonymity.
What does it say about consent?
The egg donor signs a consent with which she makes a series of commitments with the clinic. She will also be informed at all times about the process and the anonymity that the donation entails.
What does it say about the relationship between donor and recipient?
There can be no relationship of any kind. The donor and the recipient will never meet at the clinic, nor will there be a link between them. The donation is protected by law and is anonymous. In Spain, direct donation is not allowed. So a direct relative (sister, cousin, etc.), cannot donate eggs to another, since it would infringe the confidentiality clause protected by Law.
DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

If you are seriously thinking that egg donation is a good idea, but you have lots of doubts, let us help you. Being a donor is a big decision and you should only take that step if you are totally convinced.

Call us on 900 844 000 or leave your phone number on our website www.ividona.es and we will call you as soon as possible, without obligation, to resolve all your doubts.