Egg donation open evening
Complete Fertility Centre is holding its first open evening specifically for women who are thinking of becoming an egg donor or sharing their eggs if they need IVF themselves.
In the UK there is an increasing number of women who need donor eggs in order to conceive and a shortage of donors. Donated eggs are offered to women suffering premature menopause, those whose egg quality is poor or who do not have any eggs, women who are infertile following cancer treatment or have a genetic condition they do not want to pass on to their offspring, those with declining ovarian function due to age or an unknown cause of infertility.
Egg donation involves healthy women, between 18 and 35 years of age, donating their eggs to women who need them.
The gift of life
“The gift of life through egg donation is a truly valuable and honourable act that transforms the lives of women who would not be able to conceive without egg donation, “says Ruth Wilde, Fertility Counsellor at Complete Fertility Centre Southampton.
“Our donors feel a huge sense of pride and achievement, knowing the joy they have brought to people who could not otherwise become parents.”
Egg donors can receive up to £750 to compensate for the time and commitment involved in donating. Alternatively women who need IVF themselves can donate half of the eggs produced during their IVF treatment to an anonymous woman who needs eggs so that both women have a chance of becoming pregnant. Enabling someone to have a child through the gift of egg sharing is one of the most wonderful things a woman can do. In return for sharing their eggs and to say thank you, egg sharers benefit from heavily subsidised fees for their IVF cycle and drugs. At Complete Fertility Centre Southampton they can access IVF from as little as £500.
With relatively limited NHS funding for IVF and a need for patients to fulfil strict NHS criteria to secure NHS funded IVF treatment, many women and couples find themselves requiring IVF treatment but struggling or unable to pay for the treatment that they need.
Find out more
The Egg Donation Open Evening at Complete Fertility Centre Southampton is an excellent chance to find out what’s involved in egg donation. It’s free to attend and is without any obligation. There will be discussions on why donated eggs are needed, the eligibility criteria and compensation available for donating or sharing eggs. The evening also offers the opportunity to meet the egg donation team and tour the Centre. Partners are very welcome.