15 Mar Czech donor eggs: the EU’s best-kept secret?
Mention donor eggs abroad and many people think of Spain. But there are other places in the EU to have donor-egg treatment. Like the Czech Republic. It’s the best-kept secret in the IVF world: cheaper than everywhere else, but offering fabulous care. We know, because that’s where we went.
Let’s look at our Czech clinic’s prices. Brace yourself. IVF: under £2,200. Donor eggs: under £4,300. Donor embryos: under £1,000. That’s half the price of the UK, once you add in the extras. Prices at Spanish clinics have risen fast in recent years. Not so in the Czech Republic.
Some patients consider Cyprus. The actress Tina Malone had donor-egg treatment there. At 50, she wouldn’t have been treated in the UK, Spain or the Czech Republic. But clinics in Cyprus look too commercialised to us. And donor supply can’t match the Czech Republic, where you’ll find a broader range of looks. The Czech Republic has lots of students. Since most Czech donors are students, there’s a fantastic donor pool.
Czech fertility clinics have flourished in recent years. Over 30,000 cycles are now carried out each year. The Czech Republic’s status as a top IVF destination has evolved, helped by very positive feedback on forums and review sites. Patients like the easy flights to Prague and Brno, the stress-free holiday-style experience and the can-do attitude at Czech clinics.
Over than great prices and excellent donor choice, there are other benefits in using Czech clinics for donor-egg treatment. First, you get more details about your donor using an agency like ours to arrange your treatment. Second, you’re guaranteed a minimum number of embryos. And third, Czech cryobanks are among the best in the world. That means a better chance of a successful FET in the future (for a sibling, or a second go).
Spain and Cyprus are an easy sell to UK couples. They’ve been on holiday there, or know someone who has. But successful treatment isn’t about sun and familiarity. What’s important are results, standard of care and long-term management of your fertility journey. The steady, reliable work of the well-regulated Czech fertility clinics make them a serious consideration.
For more information and advice on having your fertility treatment in the Czech Republic, have a read of our top 10 Czech IVF tips.