It takes a very special person to give some of her eggs to another woman whose only hope of experiencing the joys of parenthood is by using donor eggs.
Egg donors receive a free fertility check, infection screening and are compensated £750 in line with HFEA guidance.
Could you be that very special egg donor?
Please read through our egg donation booklet and check you are eligible to donate in the 'Who can be an egg donor' section below, then complete our questionnaire for potential egg donors. Contact us on 02380 010 575 if you have any questions.
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- How to donate eggs
- Who can be an egg donor?
To donate your eggs in the UK 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
To donate your eggs at Complete Fertility Centre Southampton you will need to be able to travel to the clinic to meet the donor team, for the screening tests, counselling and the egg collection.
- How do you donate eggs?
The egg donation process starts by stimulating your ovaries, usually by self-administering daily injections 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.
- Legal, financial and social responsibilities
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 testimonials
"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
- Who needs donor eggs?
In the UK, there is 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.