The Gift of Life
The most generous gift

We need many more egg donors to help couples achieve their only hope of having a baby. By donating your eggs you will offer women who previously thought they couldn’t have children the chance to start a family.

Egg donors receive a total of £750.

Egg donation

The gift of life through egg donation is a truly valuable and honourable act that positively changes the lives of women who would not be able to conceive without your eggs. Donated eggs may be offered to women suffering premature menopause, those whose eggs will not fertilise, those whose ovaries have been removed or older women.

Egg Donor Team

Egg donor testimonial

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

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

Contact our donor coordinator now:

023 8120 8359

First steps

To get started simply read through the attached egg donation booklet and complete the questionnaire for potential egg donors.

You can either return the questionnaire to us electronically by sending it to us at or post it to:

Andrology Laboratory, Complete Fertility Centre, Level G, Mailpoint 105, Princess Anne Hospital, Coxford Road, Southampton, SO16 5YA.

Alternatively please call us on 023 8120 8359. We are happy to discuss any questions that you have and post the information out to you if preferred.

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.

Further information for donors

Complete Fertility has published the following information to download:

Information for Egg Donors

Information for Egg Sharers