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Becoming an Egg Donor

A lot of people think about becoming a parent during their life, and in most cases, everyone will get the chance to have their child. However, thousands of couples each year struggle to have their child and need donated eggs to fulfil their dream.

Donating your eggs is the most incredible gift you can give. Being able to provide the gift of life, so other people can become parents and able to have a child they can call their own. Being a mother yourself, or planning shortly is a one of a kind gift that can transform someone’s life forever. If you would like to find out more, please fill out the form below.

Who will you be helping?

Most fertility treatments are very effective, and with the success rates nearly 50% for young women with high-quality eggs per treatment cycle, but for older or younger women with poor quality eggs their chances or conceiving are extremely low. Having the choice to have donor eggs for their fertility treatment could help change their future forever. Below are some of the reasons why people might need your eggs.

By taking a few weeks out of your life, could transform someone lives forever and help a struggling couple who have always dreamed of a child.

  • Early menopause
  • Ovaries which have been affected by cancer treatment
  • Genetic diseases which could be passed onto their children
  • Women who have poor quality eggs, who have undergone several unsuccessful IVF treatments
  • Ovaries which are functioning poorly due to their age
  • Women who have certain medical conditions, like endometriosis or recurrent cysts

What Types Of Egg Donors Are There?

There are three types of egg donors:

  • Known donors: Donate their eggs to women they know such as family members or friends
  • Altruistic donors: Donate their eggs to women they don’t know and may never meet
  • Egg sharers: Donate their eggs as part of their IVF treatment to help with costs

Who Can Donate?

To donate your eggs, you need to meet the following conditions

  • From 18 to 35
  • To be in good shape (non-smoker / your ideal weight
  • No serious family hereditary diseases

Egg Donation Process: The Eight Steps

Egg Donation process is an eight steps programme, which starts by filling out the form below to egg collection.  Depending on your requirements this might change slightly. Below is a detailed breakdown of what’s involved.

Egg Donation Process Step 1: online form

1. Complete Our Online Form

Please fill out our application form below, and one of our support specialists will be in contact within 24 hours.

Egg Donation Process Step 2: Medical History

2. Medical History Check

We will need to check your medical history, and any medical conditions you or your family’s health. At the next appointment, we will need to take a blood test and a transvaginal scan to understand your eggs. We will be able to see how many eggs you have and how they will perform with the medication.

Egg Donation Process Step 3: Counselling

3. Counsellor Appointment

You will need to attend a clinic counsellor appointment, where we will discuss why you want to donate your eggs and your family. It’s also an excellent time for you to have any of your questions answered and what are the implications might be involved. One of these things could be a child born from your donation, might want to contact you or your family once they are 18 years or older.

Egg Donation Process Step 4: Screening Test

4. Screening Test

After your screening tests, (which can take up to four weeks) and your consent forms have been signed. We can start the donation process when you have your next period. When you have your next period, you will need to contact us. Your treatment might require you to synchronise with the donor if they are after fresh cycle, which could start straight away or might be frozen for a later date.

Suppressing Hormone Cycle

5. Hormone Injections

On the second day of your period, you will need to start taking daily injections of the hormones to stimulate your ovaries so you can produce multiple eggs with follicles. You will need to attend at least two to three times over the next two weeks for scans, and maybe blood test, to see how you are responding to the medication. After six days of your treatment, you will need to start the second injections, so you do not release your eggs too soon.

Ultrasound Scan

6. Ultrasound Scan

We will need you to come to our clinic for an ultrasound scan, to find out if your follicles are ready. The stimulation process will stop so that the eggs can mature. It will usually take place thirty-six hours before the egg collection.

Egg Collection

7. Egg Collection

We will arrange an appointment for the egg collection roughly thirty-six hours after the trigger injection. The procedure will take just over half an hour, and the anaesthetist will provide you medication to make you sleepy and comfortable during this time.

8. Blood Tests

The clinic will contact you the next day to check how you are feeling and tell you how many eggs were collected. You will be asked to come back to the clinic after two weeks for a final blood test.

Egg Donation And The Law

Egg donors frequently ask about the legality of donating your eggs. Under UK legislation, egg contributors have no legal rights or duties regarding a child who has been conceived because of their donation.

Women who wish to use the eggs have been in counselling about why they might want to inform their child. However, there is no lawful commitment to do. Children who are conceived from your donation will have the capacity to get in touch with you when they achieve 18 years old if they have been informed. This is a choice for their parents, and none of the medical specialists involved can change their decision.