Egg donation helps women who are unable to use their own eggs to have a baby.
Do you need egg donation?
The decision to use donor eggs often comes after a fertility journey which includes unsuccessful IVF treatment, so you need a clinic which understands your needs and can offer you a supportive and caring approach to your treatment. You may need egg donation if:
- You have gone through the menopause prematurely
- You have experienced recurrent implantation failure
- There may a history of genetic disease in your family
- You have had chemotherapy
Choosing the best option for you
You can choose from the following treatment options:
Using eggs from a known donor
If you have a sister, cousin or friend who is fit and healthy, then they can become your egg donor. They just need to pass a medical assessment and be prepared to take fertility drugs to help them produce eggs. They will also need to have a small surgical procedure to collect their eggs
Using fresh donor eggs in the UK
You can have your treatment using fresh donor eggs if you travel to one of our partner clinics in the UK. CARE Fertility have 6 clinics at different locations throughout the UK
How are donors and recipients matched?
The matching process is thorough and comprehensive. You tell us what you are looking for in your ideal donor and we will match you with a donor who most closely fits your profile.
Physical characteristics such as hair and eye colour, height, weight, build, complexion and race are all used for matching.
Egg donors must be fit, healthy and aged 35 or under. Donors undergo a rigorous health screening process. All of our donors are encouraged to complete a personal ‘pen portrait’ describing themselves and this is offered to you at the time of matching