* Author Topic: 40+ afro-caribbean, overwhelmed with DE Journey, seeking advice  (Read 4258 times)

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Offline andromedaE9

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Hi Heddie,

I thought I'd stop by to say hello. I hope you are ok.

I am currently cycling with Lister and it's a good clinic in general. My consultant is honest and answers e-mails very quickly. The nurses are nice but can be disorganised sometimes. I have only got experience from OE IVF so I don't know how their egg donor programme works but I can see that other women on here has given you very useful information.

I had my excision laparoscopy end of Sept so have been off work for a while. My left ovary has been damaged by the procedure but my clinic advises that I should give it one more try with my OE but if this does not work we will move on to DE.

I have contacted Altrui again to see if it is possible for them to find an oriental egg donor but they have now said that they will only search actively for a donor if we are able to consider a caucasian donor.

This is a link that might be useful to you: www.altrui.co.uk/BAME2016  This is where Altrui lists ethnic minority donors but you need to proactively check the link and at the moment there is none on the list. :-(

A couple of clinics in Cyprus (Bahceci and Team Miracle) say that they have oriental donors. They will be at London Fertility Show so I'm going there to have a chat with them in person. I don't think that we will be using Lister for DE due to the 'issue' in finding an oriental ED and as far as I know they only work with Altrui.

Wishing you all the best
Andro
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    Offline Altai

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    Heddie -was to good to hear from you.
    I did one IVF cycle with Lister and few ovulation inductions (some supposed to be iui).
    Good hospital. I had two different consultants, the second one specialising in immune issues. Not that I am a strong believer of immunes but was desperate.
    Consultants were good. I felt like a princess after ec. Didn't like deep  sedation thou. And they are pricey.


    mustbemum- I'd have thought that London would be a best place to look for ethnic de. But I know it's not the case. I don't have knowledge of Ukrainian clinics. But I very much doubt you would find Afro Caribbean de there.  If it could help I was looking for a de ( oriental de), I came across adv from Ukrainian agency http://pogotowie.com.ua/index.php/ru/. They are looking for Afro and oriental donors in Russia for Ukrainian clinics. Sorry the site is in Russian but have contact details.
    Worth contacting them to see if they could help. But I think most efficient (and quicker) would be contacting  Russian de agencies.
    It gets quite time consuming and possibly pricey if you need ethnic de.

    Andro - I've gone with clinic called EMC in Moscow for de. I am an oriental de recipient too. To add to difficulty - I'm only after certain ethnical groups as would like to match as close as possible to my daughter.
    I will have transfer next year, so only time will tell. But they have  that donor frozen eggs. I only bought 3 eggs and got 2 blasts.  Ä300 for an egg plus embryology & freezing costs all under Ä2000.
    Will  post all links etc in oriental de thread just need to find time to dig out all info.

    Best of luck

    A.



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    Offline Miller20

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    Hi Heddie

    I haven't got much to add except to say that you're not alone. I also left it late (mid 40s) to do IVF and now am contemplating DE but again, need an ethnic egg. I have a similar dilemma in that I don;t want anonymous eggs at this stage but have been told that Asian eggs are extremely rare with about a one year waiting list at most clinics. I've also approached Altrui who say the same. I think it might be down to luck when you register if the right donor suddenly appears when you are ready.

    I wish you lots of luck anyway as well as to the other ladies on here who are experiencing this.

    xx ^hugme^

    Offline Kademu

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    Hi Heddie

    You mailbox is full so I can't send you and PM.

    Kademu

    Offline Heddie

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    Hi Kademu

    Iíve emptied my inbox.

    Heddie x

    Offline ToughCookie

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    Hello Heddie, it has been a while since you postedthis message and i hope you dont mind me contacting you about it now. I just wondered if you had indeed make the decisionto go agead with double donor?

    Offline Heddie

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    Hi ToughCookie. I don't mind you contacting me..haven't posted in awhile. Yes I have made the decision to go ahead with double donor. I have no other choice, i.e. poor quality due to age. What about you? Have you decided yet?

    Miller20 sincere apologies for not responding to you. How is your journey going and did you have any luck with finding asian DE?

    Offline miamiamo

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    No personal experiences, but have you considered using the service of First Egg bank? Here is more