Before being accepted onto our scheme, the egg sharer will complete a full medical and family history questionnaire and undergo several initial screening tests.
In addition to the tests, both the egg sharer and her partner (where applicable) will be offered counselling before accepting onto the scheme. This is to ensure they feel supported and stable throughout our process.
The physical characteristics of the egg donor and the recipient are compared, and every attempt is made to make the closest possible match. If this is not possible, her partner’s characteristics can be considered.
The unit will try to meet any requests made by the female donating eggs regarding any couple who may receive them. Likewise, any special requests made by the recipient couple will be met as closely as possible.
We have now introduced an innovative addition to our programme. Sharers can now donate half of their produced eggs to be frozen for future use by a recipient, alleviating a potential lengthy waiting process.