Monday, 21 April 2014

INSTAR: Preliminary findings from the survey for consensus statement for Egg Donation in India


One of the most important tasks to be confirmed at the INSTAR workshop held on the 20th of April, was work towards a consensus statement on Egg Donation in India. This will  match previous work done by INSTAR  on the minimum agreed upon standards for  all surrogates across India.

Please see our Preliminary results below:

Dr. Himanshu Bavishi introducing the Workshop

 Findings from the first Survey for Consensus Statement on Egg Donation: INSTAR Scientific Consensus Committee –

Participants 60 - Prominent ART / IVF Specialists of India, ART Banks, Hon Supreme Court of India Advocates, psychological Counsellors

1.   What should be the minimum compensation for egg donors in India (instead of commercial the term compensated is used -- many countries who do commercial even use the term altruistic as it is compensating for time and effort and loss of wages and not commercial)

Answer-90% between 20 to 25k and 5%>25k and 5%>30k


2. Should there be an upper limit for financial compensation (an upper limit is so that this is not luring/ enticing egg donors but only compensating)

Answer-50% yes

50% no

2.   Contracts should be in Local Language along with English :

Answer-100% agree

4. Egg sharing from a donor should not decide the dose of medications as donor health and safety are primary concerns: Agree/ Disagree

Answer-100% agree

5. Realistic expectations for number of eggs collected from donor should be given to Intended parents (can be based on antral follicle count scan)and efforts should be made to avoid complications like Hyperstimulation:   Agree/ Disagree

Answer-100% agree

6. List of potential complications should be discussed with the egg donor in Local Language as well as English consent forms:: Agree/ Disagree

Answer-100% agree

7. Who will be responsible for managing any extra care if required after the donation process 
Intended parents 
IVF clinic who did the stimulation or egg collection
ART Bank

Answer-33.3%-intended parents
30%% ivf clinic
36.6%ART bank

8. Screening tests for egg donors as in form from ICMR Website  M2 of the egg donation

Answer 95% agree as per ICMR
5% agree but want Additional  tests as well

9. Egg donor to be compensated fully if the egg collection process is done irrespective of number of eggs collected or quality of eggs or no eggs

Answer- 95% agree irrespective

5% say that if donor has not disclosed history of substance abuse then their compensation must be reduced

10. A form should be filled by the donor stating that she has not donated more than 6 times as per ICMR Rule:: Agree/ Disagree

Answer-100%  agree

11. A gap of at least 3 months should be kept between two egg donations

Answer-50%2 months
33.3% for 3 months
16.33% between 2 to 3 months

12. All centres should have vigilant post operative care as per ICMR and prevailing authority rules

Answer-100% yes

13. Donor anonymity to be maintained strictly.

Answer-100% yes.




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