NewLife IVF Center is located in Thessaloniki in Greece. It was opened in 2010 and is a private facility. In 2017, it undertook 820 total treatment cycles. 70% were IVF/ICSI cycles using own eggs and 30% were egg donation cycles.
The clinic has 3 separate laboratories: embryology, seminology and cryobiology and two theatres. It has 4 single recovery rooms with ensuite facilities. The clinic opened in 2010 and it was designed to ensure that the patient has minimal stress during treatment.
The medical director is Dr Dovas Dimitrios who trained in the UK for 4 years and obtained the Diploma in Family Planning from the London Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). There are a total of three doctors and two embryologists. Both are senior embryologists with over 15 years’ experience each and who are ESHRE accredited. All of the staff speaks fluent English and some staff can also speak Italian, Georgian and Albanian.
The clinic has ISO accreditation: ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015.
Newlife IVF Treatments
Embryo donation (fresh eggs and donor sperm only)
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Egg donors undergo testing for infectious diseases Hepatitis B and C, HIV, and syphilis as required by law. In addition to these tests, NewLife IVF also ensures that their donors are put through further detailed investigations – medical and psychological – to ensure that the donors are suitable and comfortable with the donation process.
Donor characteristics including hair and eye colour, skin tone, height and weight as well as blood group and some socio-economic information is available for recipients to know at the beginning of the donation process.
IVF Success Rates 2017
The success rates for egg donation and IVF using own eggs were very good in 2017.
For egg donation the pregnancy rate per embryo transfer was 66.7% with an ongoing pregnancy rate at 12 weeks of 59%. The clinic does not transfer 3 embryos, thus all transfers in egg donation cycles are either single or double embryo transfers. The clinic performs only day 5 transfers in order to maximise success rates and in the vast majority of cases (80-85%) there are surplus embryos to freeze.
For IVF using own eggs, the overall pregnancy rate per transfer is 54.2% with an ongoing pregnancy rate at 12 weeks of 43%. The majority of patients have 2 embryos transferred.
The average number of embryos transferred is 1.8.
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Cost of IVF Treatments
The advertised price of egg donation is very reasonable at 6000 Euros. This includes donor medication and monitoring, egg collection, ICSI, blastocyst culture and transfer. The cost of the first consultation is free either via Skype or at the clinic.
Sperm freezing, if this is done as part of an on-going treatment cycle, is free. Long term storage of sperm incurs a charge. Embryo freezing costs 300 Euros using the vitrification method. Testing for infectious diseases Hepatitis B and C, HIV, and syphilis is required of recipients and this will be extra unless these test have already been carried out within the last year. There is no embryo monitoring equipment currently.
The advertised price of IVF using own eggs is 3500 Euros. This includes monitoring of stimulation, egg collection, ICSI, blastocyst culture if necessary and embryo transfer. This does not include medication or embryo freezing nor the tests required by law for infectious diseases. Use our IVF Cost Calculator to help understand costs.
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The majority of people attending for treatment are Greek (60%). 30% are from the UK, 5 % from the USA and 5 % from Australia and New Zealand.
Find out more about egg and embryo donation in Greece: IVF laws, IVF costs, clinic regulations and egg donor screening in our guide IVF Greece.
From the staff
Our philosophy in Newlife is that our patients’ needs and wants are our priority. We aim for high quality and are committed to high success rates and ensuring maximum safety.
Our team will be by your side every step of the way, providing support and suggesting realistic options. As every patient’s problem is unique, so is every treatment plan.
We appreciate the difficulties of pursuing fertility treatment abroad and that is why we have support in place to minimise any concerns or stress you have.
We aim to make Newlife a home away from home for you at every stage of your journey.
NewLife IVF Center is located on the outskirts of Thessaloniki in Greece, 5 minutes driving distance from the airport and 15 minutes driving distance from the centre of the city. Thessaloniki is not a huge city and so it is possible to stay either in the outskirts or in the centre.