Free IVF through egg sharing

Free expert IVF treatment for the amazing act of sharing some of your eggs with another woman on our egg sharing programme, giving you both the chance of having a baby.

Egg sharing package information

Egg sharing booklet

Why choose free IVF through egg sharing?

Enabling someone to have a child through the gift of egg sharing is one of the most wonderful things you can do. Our donors feel a huge sense of pride and achievement, knowing the joy they have brought to people who may not otherwise become parents.

Benefiting from free IVF as a thank you also gives you the chance of having a baby.

What is egg sharing?

Egg sharing is a positive and generous act that gives another woman the chance of having a baby.

Egg Sharing Explained

Egg sharing involves giving half of your total eggs collected during your IVF cycle to an anonymous recipient who is unable to produce good quality eggs of her own. This gives both you and the egg recipient the chance of having a baby, and in recognition of your donation, you benefit from free IVF.

During IVF your ovaries are stimulated with often 10 to12 eggs being produced. UK law allows only one or two fertilised eggs (embryos) to be transferred to the womb. The remaining embryos can be frozen although in most cases these aren't all used, even for subsequent treatments. Egg sharing allows these eggs to be shared with a woman who needs them.

Expert IVF care with excellent IVF rates

Research shows that sharing eggs does not reduce the egg sharer’s chances of a successful pregnancy.

Here at Complete Fertility our IVF through egg share success rates are excellent.

Our clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transfer is 53.8% for egg sharers.

Who can egg share?

Our egg sharing programme is open to all women including heterosexual and lesbian couples and single women.

To be eligible for our egg sharing programme a woman must:

• Be between the ages of 18 and 35 years
• Be a non-smoker for at least three months
• Be fit and healthy with a BMI between 20 and 30
• Have measurements of ovarian reserve (an indication of egg supply) within the normal range
• Have no previous history of low ovarian response to ovarian stimulation for IVF
• Have both ovaries in place
• Have no personal history of transmissible diseases
• Have no personal or family history of inheritable diseases
• Have no polycystic ovarian disease
• Have no fallopian tube disease
• Have no history of endometriosis

First steps

Read through the attached information for egg donors/sharers and complete the questionnaire for potential egg donors/sharers.

You can either return the questionnaire to us electronically at donorcoordinator@completefertility.co.uk or post it to: Andrology Laboratory, Complete Fertility Centre, Level G, Mailpoint 105, 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.

Who needs your eggs?

Donated eggs may be offered to egg recipient women suffering premature menopause, those whose egg quality is poor or do not have eggs, who are infertile following cancer treatment or have a genetic condition they do not want to pass on to their offspring.

Find out about Leanne's story.

Anonymity

Egg sharers are anonymous to their recipients.

However you should be aware that at the age of 18, donor conceived offspring can make an application to find out identifying information about the donor. This information includes full name (including previous names), date and place of birth and last known postal address of their donor.

As an egg donor you can find out how many children, their sex and age of any children born as a result of your donation.

Responsibility

The egg recipient is responsible for any child born following donation. The egg donor does not have any legal rights to the child.

Counselling

All egg sharers and egg recipients must see our Counsellor before they start treatment to explore the issues of donating and receiving eggs and to offer support during this emotional and stressful time.

Complete our Egg donation/sharer questionnaire now

Once completed please return your questionnaire to us electronically at donorcoordinator@completefertility.co.uk or by post to:

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

Our Donor Team will then be in touch to discuss the programme in more detail.

Any questions?

Call our donor team on 023 8120 8359

Further information

Complete Fertility has published the following information to download:

Information for Egg Sharers

Egg sharing package information

Egg sharing booklet

Egg donation/sharer questionnaire