Experience Spain Through TWEB’s Travel Medicine Program with IVI

The World Egg Bank will arrange your frozen-egg donation and IVF treatment at IVI in Alicante, Spain.ivilogo

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Why Alicante?


Alicante is a beautiful harbor city along the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is famous for its miles of pristine sandy beaches, breathtaking mountains, and year round moderate temperatures.

Alicante is rich in traditional cultures and cuisines with an overlay of modern architecture, comforts and restaurants. With a population of 300,000, Alicante is a major vacation destination for many American and European tourists.

For more information, visit http://www.alicante-city-insiders-guide.com

About IVI
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IVI was the first Spanish clinic completely specializing in human reproduction. Established in 1990, IVI has since grown to be the largest IVF center in the world for egg donation, handling more than 4,000 frozen-egg cycles annually in 19 locations throughout the world.

IVI has a strong international presence as a pioneer in frozen egg technology, a medical team that provides excellent comprehensive IVF services, and highly personalized patient care.

IVI has completed thousands of frozen donor egg thaws, fertilization and embryo transfers with pregnancy rates greater than 60 percent. IVI remains the most experienced provider in the world of frozen donor egg cycles.

The medical team of doctors and biologists at IVI have published hundreds of articles in international journals illustrating their scientific reliability and reputation, backed by numerous scientific awards. IVI has seven awards alone from ASRM (the American Society of Reproductive Medicine).

How the Program Works:


  1. Contact our staff at The World Egg Bank to coordinate your Program.
  2. We work with your local reproductive endocrinologist to coordinate your cycle with the physicians in Spain
  3. You complete review and signature of consent forms and contracts
  4. You make one payment to TWEB, and TWEB coordinates all the details
  5. You and your spouse complete testing and counseling according to Spanish law.
  6. Your appointments and medical calendar is scheduled by TWEB, in consultation with IVI
  7. You work with IVI to select your egg donor from their extensive egg donor bank
  8. Sperm sample is tested, frozen and shipped to IVI…TWEB coordinates the logistics
  9. You travel to Spain for your donor egg thaw, fertilization and embryo transfer

Egg Donor Selection

Our staff takes great care in providing the best possible physical matches between egg donor and recipients, as we understand the importance to our patients that they are physically matched with highly appropriate egg donors

Our egg donation program is based on a continuous flow of oocyte donors. Our Bank has a wide range of donors from every section of the community (young students, young moms,young working women). They are primarily recruited among university students although, before being accepted, they undergo strict health testing and personal interviews in order to select donors with exceptional egg quality, free from sexually transmitted diseases and without a family history of hereditary diseases. They also have to pass an interview with our psychologist to determine their readiness to become an egg donor.

At IVI Alicante, all donors are screened by our own staff (donor egg team, gynaecologists, lab technicians and psychologists) which involves knowing the donors as individuals in order to recommend matches for our patients. Our donors are extensively screened and tested for Hepatitis B and C, HIV, and Syphilis, blood type and chromosomes (kariotype) and past medical history assessment of themselves and their families.

Egg donation was authorized by Spanish law and must be voluntary, anonymous and non lucrative. Following the law, donors must be over 18 and under 35 years of age. According to law we cannot provide any further information that contravenes the law. We cannot show photographs under any circumstances as the donor’s confidentiality is a priority. Information available to you on all donors includes physical characteristics such as: ethnic background, date of birth., height, weight, hair colour and type, and blood type.


Costs of your Travel and Cycle


IVI and TWEB COSTS $12,000 US


Includes donor preparation, donor medications and fees, egg retrieval, lab fees to thaw and fertilize donor eggs, Micro-injection (ICSI), embryo transfer on day 3. Also included are administrative fees for the handling of funds between the US and Spain, establishment of a US monitoring clinic, administer transfer of relevant data, consents, medical histories, screening tests results as needed between the Recipient’s US clinic and IVI. Assistance in making travel arrangements to Alicante.

ESTIMATED RECIPIENT FEES

Psychological Consultation $700 US
Recipient Cycle Monitoring $700 US
Recipient Medications $600 US
Recipient (male and female) testing $750 US
Preparation and Shipment of Frozen Sperm $1,500 US
Estimated Travel and Accommodations (2 persons for 5 days) $2,500 US
Daily food and transportation allotment $750 US
Total Cycle Estimate: $19,500 US


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IVI ALICANTE MEDICAL TEAM


Dr. Manuel Muñoz. Medical Director. Gynecologist


Manuel Muñoz is a specialist in IVF who did his fellowship in Gynecology/Obstetrics at Universitary Hospital of Murcia (Spain), and his fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at IVI Valencia. He was the Medical Director of IVI Almería (Spain) until 2005, and is the Medical Director of IVI Alicante since the starting of the clinic in 2006. He is member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

Dr. Antonio Pellicer. Medical Director. Gynecologist


Antonio Pellicer received his MS and MD degrees from the University of Valencia (Spain) and completed his postdoctoral fellowships in reproductive medicine, at the University of Yale (USA) and University of Mainz (Germany). Presently, he is a Professor (Catedrático) of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Valencia, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Peset University Hospital in Valencia and Director (together with Dr. Remohí) of Instituto Universitario IVI.


Dr. Jose Remohí. Medical Director. Gynecologist


Jose Remohí received his MS and MD degrees from the University of Valencia (Spain) and completed his postdoctoral fellowships in reproductive medicine, at the University of Irvine, California (USA). Presently, he is Director (together with Dr. Pellicer) of IVI.