Who is it for?
IVF treatment using donated eggs may be an option to consider for women who are unable to use their own eggs, for reasons which may include:
- Premature menopause
- Ovarian failure
- Lack of egg production
- Poor quality egg production
- Loss of ovaries, due to previous treatment or surgery
- Being at risk of passing on genetic conditions
Several of the above may be related to chronological age, and so egg donation is often a recommended option for women who have reached their 40’s at the time they wish to go ahead with IVF treatment, as their own eggs may no longer be suitable to use.
Who donates the eggs?
The eggs used in egg donor IVF treatment may come from unknown donors who have donated to a clinic or egg bank or from a donor known to the recipient who has chosen to donate only to that specific recipient. In some cases they may be donated through an egg sharing scheme, where a woman undergoing IVF treatment herself has agreed to donate some of her eggs to others in return for free or discounted treatment herself.
Who donates the sperm?
The sperm used in donor egg treatment can come from either the recipient’s male partner, if she has one, or alternatively from a sperm donor.
A patient’s view on egg donation:
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If you would like to learn more about egg donation please contact us on 01925 202180 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.