Australia & New Zealand

Bringing renewed hope to Australians and New Zealanders with South Africa’s foremost Egg Donation Program via our Aussie Package™

Gift ov life Australia is managed by Tami Sussman, Gift ov life’s founder in South Africa. We also have a former recipient of Gift ov life egg donation treatment who is our support person. As an Australian woman residing in Brisbane Australia, her and her husband sought egg donation IVF in South Africa, achieving a pregnancy and realised the hope that Gift ov life South Africa is able to restore to so many Australian and New Zealand couples needing donor IVF. Her name is Deb and she is available to potential recipients as a source of information, advice and assistance.

Gift ov life offers direct feedback from the experiences of Australian recipients that have returned to Australia pregnant after egg donation IVF in South Africa.

Please email us for information regarding our Aussie Package ™ on aussie@giftovlife.com

Unfortunately, and as you may be aware, egg donation agencies are not permitted to be registered as Australian businesses in Australia. It is for this reason that Gift ov life assists Australians, operating out of South Africa.

Gift ov life specialises in assisting New Zealanders and Australians that are in need of an egg donor for conception. Our Australian recipients select a South African Egg Donor angel from our large database of available donors and travel to South Africa for the egg donation procedure. Our South African donors do not travel to Australia, as this is not permitted according to South African guidelines.

IP-AusSouth Africa and Gift ov life as an egg donation destination

  • Up to 70% success rate
  • Anonymous egg donation
  • No waiting
  • First world fertility clinics
  • Affordable currency conversion
  • Only 8 days needed to be in South Africa
  • Fully co-ordinated by Gift ov life, with the fertility clinic

Furthermore…

Egg Donation in South Africa is legal, as is Gift ov life and our national egg donor program.

We offer an approved egg donation program and are referred to by all the leading fertility clinics in South Africa.

Furthermore egg donation in South Africa is anonymous and strictly confidential. The egg donor and recipient parents never meet, nor are names or details exchanged. There is no central donor registry available for public view.

Egg donation is managed with strict guidelines and protocol procedures contained in the Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynecological Endoscopy Regulations (SASREG).

South Africa allows the transfer of one or two embryos to the recipients, provided that the recipient is capable of safely carrying twins.

Any additional embryos that result after IVF and the transfer of fresh embryos can be frozen in South Africa. Should you thereafter wish to use these embryos you can travel to South Africa again for additional transfers of embryo/s.

Should your male partner, in the case of recipient parents, not be able to travel with you for the procedure, sperm taken in Australia can be successfully cryogenically frozen and transferred to South Africa for the fertilisation process.

Fertility Clinics & Success rates in South Africa

The South African fertility clinics, which which we work, are world class, both in their facilities, expertise, technology and success rates. Located in first world cities and offering an IVF success rates of 65% (a confirmed heart beat by ultra sound at 8 weeks), South Africa has long been a popular choice for egg donation procedures.
This is compared to success rates for recipients aged 37 to 40 of 33%, and aged 40 to 42 at 20%.

Additional success rate statistics include:

According to a leading Johannesburg based fertility Clinic, the pregnancy rate per embryo transfer is *55%.
The cumulative pregnancy rate of patients after 3 cycles of egg donation reaches *92%.
The miscarriage rate is *15%. This contrasts with miscarriage rates of more than *50% in women conceiving with their own eggs, older than 42yrs, should they be fortunate enough to do so. * Pregnancy success rates vary depending on individual circumstances and expected success rates should be discussed with your clinic specialist.

We feel that an egg donor agency’s success rate carries little weight, as pregnancy depends on more variables than just the egg. The uterus and sperm are significant in whether a donor egg fertilises and then implants successfully. Having made this provision, Gift ov life’s success rate is 65% – A heartbeat at 6 weeks.

Gift ov life is one of the few egg donation agencies recommended by leading fertility clinics throughout South Africa.

Treatments available in South African fertility clinics include: Blastocyst Transfer, IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination), IVF (In vitro fertilization), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), Donor Eggs (Frozen), Ovarian Tissue Freezing, Donor Embryos, PGD (Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis), Donor Sperm, Electroejaculation, Sperm Aspiration (TESA)
The Costs associated with egg donation IVF in South Africa

In response to the question: How much does it cost (all inclusive) for an overseas client (from Australia)?

  • A donor IVF cycle at a leading fertility clinic, costs approximately *ZAR40,000 – ZAR80,000
  • Donors are compensated ZAR7,000 for their donation.
  • Gift ov life’s egg donation match and management fee is ZAR15,960

In terms of travel and accommodation, costs are estimated as follows:

Flights: Per adult, Qantas, economy, booking one month in advance, Sydney-Johannesburg: From *ZAR15,000 to *ZAR28,000.
Accommodation: We have accommodated international recipients in very acceptable 4/5 Star guesthouses for ZAR800 per room per night. A 5 Star hotel could cost anywhere around ZAR2,000 per room, so it really depends on your needs and preferences.
*The above costs are estimates detailed in order to give you an accurate as possible view of egg donor IVF in South Africa.

The Aussie Package ™

IP-Aus2Gift ov life has attempted to make both the decision to have your treatment in South Africa, and the actual experience of egg donation IVF, as informative and simple as possible. The Aussie Package ™ offers Australian recipients the following:

  • Free online access to hundreds of available egg donor angels.
  • Confidential and anonymous egg donation.
  • Egg donor IVF in South Africa for an estimated AUS 9 995. This includes items detailed above: selecting your egg donor, a full IVF cycle including donor and recipient treatment/medication, to embryo transfer. *Estimated Cost. Excludes flights, accommodation and food/spending money.
  • The choice of leading fertility clinics in either Cape Town or Johannesburg, Durban Or Port Elizabeth
  • Tourism advice and information, transfers assistance and seeking suitable accommodation assistance.

An Australian Recipient to Egg Donation

Over 50% of our egg donor recipients are based in Australia, as one of the many countries abroad that we assist every year. These are questions often posed by new Australian recipients about egg donation in South Africa.

Do you provide egg donor to single women and/or same sex couples?

Both, we have no prejudices…our aim is to assist those that long to be parents with the potential Gift ov life.

Can the child(ren) ever access to the donor identifications?

No, egg donation in South Africa is anonymous and confidential. There is no central donor registry. This is a major attraction for Australian’s seeking egg donors.

Was it possible to use both donor eggs and sperm?

Yes, donor egg and donor sperm can certainly be used in IVF cycles in South Africa.

How long from accepting a donor to being able to start?

The handover of the donor’s details are actioned within 48 hours of payment of our fee. We will then arrange the donor’s medical and psychological assessment. Thereafter the donors cycle is co-ordinated with the intended mother and egg donation is usually 8 to 12 weeks from the time that a donor is selected and confirmed.

If I have a specific window of time that I am able to be in South Africa, can I be accommodated accordingly?

Yes. The donation timing may be manipulated to your availability, and usually is done so for international recipients.

Who will be my support and with whom do I communicate throughout the process?

Gift ov life is involved as a consistent support from your selection of a donor until your flight home. We are your primary point of contact along with the co-ordinating Sister at the fertility clinic.

How long I’d have to be there before the treatment and how long after?

Recipients need to arrive approximately 2 days before the donor donates her eggs, this being for a uterus scan. On the day of egg donation the sperm needs to be delivered – either a fresh or frozen sample. Three to five days after the egg donation, the resulting embryo/s are transferred to the intended mothers uterus and the day after, she can travel home. Our recipients usually allow 8 days in SA…that excludes tourism!

Does the clinic also arrange accommodation options for overseas clients?

No, Gift ov life will assist with accommodation options, transfers and local information.

What treatment regimes are required, how it would be coordinated here in Australia?

The local clinic in South Africa will request that any test results you have from any investigations in Australia be made available. These can be emailed or faxed. If any additional scans or blood tests are needed, these will be requested. You will provide details of your cycle to the clinic. Medication will be prescribed and you can collect same at your local pharmacy. You will be provided with a treatment plan that outlines what to take when – its quite simple really 🙂

May I bring additional/excess embryos from South Africa to Australia to use at a later stage?

To bring embryos or eggs into Australia from anywhere you need to comply with the Australian guidelines. The donor may not have received compensation for her donation and in South Africa donors are rewarded for their donation. Secondly the donors identity should be known and in South Africa donors remain anonymous. For these reasons recipients of egg donation in South Africa choose to return to South Africa to have additional embryos transferred. Recipient couples that we deal with know that their embryos are safe in South Africa and return to South Africa for additional pregnancy attempts.

Am I the legal mother of the child born in Australia?

Under the current Australian law the female that gave birth to the baby (or babies) is deemed the legal mother of that child irrespective of egg donation/sperm donation.

We are personally available to answer all the questions that you may have about egg donation IVF in South Africa. To receive our complete information pack regarding the Aussie Package, please email us on info@giftovlife.com

Please also view information for Gift ov life’s International Recipient Parents, click here. To view Testimonials from Recipient parents, click here. To view Testimonials from Fertility Clinics & Doctors, click here.