The Gift of Life
The most generous gift

Some families are only made possible by the generous act of donation.

We need many more egg donors to help women achieve their only hope of having a baby.

Egg donors receive a total of £750.

Egg donation 

It takes a very special person to want to give such a gift to a woman whose only hope of experiencing the joys of parenthood is by using donor eggs.

Egg Donor Team

We need egg donors to give women the chance of starting a family

In the UK, there are an increasing number of women who need donor eggs to conceive. Donated eggs are offered to women suffering premature menopause, whose eggs will not fertilise, whose ovaries have been removed, who have those with a genetic disorder that may be passed on or, older women.

Who can be an Egg Donor?

To donate your eggs you have to be fit, healthy, aged between 18 and 35 years and have two normal ovaries. Egg donors must also have:

• No history of a transmittable disease
• No personal family history of inheritable disorders
• Normal blood results for all screening tests
• No history of previously responding poorly to infertility drugs
• No history of endometriosis

First steps

Read through the attached egg donation booklet and complete the questionnaire for potential egg donors.

You can either return the questionnaire to us electronically at or post it to: Donor Team, Complete Fertility Centre, Level G, Mailpoint 626, Princess Anne Hospital, Coxford Road, Southampton, SO16 5YA.

If you've any questions or you'd like the information sending out in the post please call us on 023 8120 8359.

The process of donating

Your ovaries will need to be stimulated, usually by means of daily injections that are self administered, for around 10 to 12 days.

Regular ultrasound scans will be used to determine the stage of your ovulation cycle.

The actual egg collection can be performed under a mild sedative and normally takes between 15 and 30 minutes.

Anonymity of egg donors

All egg donation in the UK is tightly regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). This currently means that all donors and recipients must remain anonymous to each other.

Like adopted people, people born from donations have the right to ask the HFEA for the donor’s identity (full name, last known address, date of birth) when they reach age 18 or older.


As a donor you have no legal, financial or social obligations to any child created from your donation either now or in 18 years time. The recipient will be responsible for any child born following the donation.

We recommend a confidential counselling session for anyone considering egg donation.

Egg donor testimonial

Listen to how one of our amazing donors describes her experience of giving the gift of life:

"After my family was complete it seemed such a waste that my eggs would be unused. I didn't want more children but I wished the same happiness for other less fortunate couples."
Egg donor

Egg recipient testimonial

Find out more about Leanne's egg recipient story.

"I was told at the age of 21 that I would never have children after experiencing an early menopause at 16 and I was absolutely devastated....It only takes one special woman to change someones life forever, and we are so grateful to the wonderful lady who made our dreams of a family come true. How can we ever thank her?"
Donor egg recipient


Once completed please return your questionnaire to us electronically at or by post to: Andrology Laboratory, Complete Fertility Centre, Level G, Mailpoint 626, Princess Anne Hospital, Coxford Road, Southampton, SO16 5YA.

Any questions? Call our donor team on 023 8120 8359