Egg Donation UK
If you are a woman aged between 18 - 35 and are of good health you can donate eggs and give someone the chance to have a family. One in seven couples seek medical help in order to achieve a pregnancy. For some people treatment with eggs donated by others is their only hope of starting a family.
There is a shortage of egg donors in the UK. Many of those who are unable to be treated because of a lack of donors face the stress and strains of infertility, knowing they may never be able to have children. A donation of eggs to help a couple have a child is one of the most profoundly generous gifts anyone can give. Donors are desperately needed throughout the UK and are rewarded emotionally and financially for their time and commitment.
Do something amazing! Submit your referral today!In order to become a fertility egg donor, you will need to fulfil certain criteria to establish your suitability.
Donor age limits - Current government guidelines state that eggs should not be taken from egg donors aged 36 or over. The UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority suggests there is a significant decline in fertility after 35 years.
Donor screening - Before you donate eggs you will be required to undergo basic screening tests to ascertain any risks. This will be explained to you when your nearest donor clinic contacts you.
Donor consent - If you choose to make your donation you will be required to give written consent for legal reasons. You can change or withdraw your consent up until your donated eggs are used in treatment.
Egg donor payment - Egg donors receive compensation of up to £750 per cycle of donation. An extra £50 for travel, accommodation or childcare expenses can also be claimed if required. Please ask your referred clinic for more information.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat information will the family be given about me? The recipient of your donated eggs will receive no identifying information about you but will get information about your physical characteristics and ethnic background.
How does the compensation work? All egg donation expenses will be paid for by the donation clinic who will pay you £750 for any loss of earnings, including your expenses on successful completion of the process.
How many visits will I have to make to the hospital? We will try and limit the number of the number of visits. Under normal circumstances paid egg donors generally make five or six visits to the clinic. The first visit will involve a consultation with the doctor. This will provide an opportunity to request more information about egg donation and discuss the processes involved. You will not be committed to becoming a paid egg donor upon this visit and if you do not wish to proceed you can withdraw from the paid egg donation process.
What tests will be done before I am accepted for paid egg donation? All donors will be tested for AMH (antimullerian Hormone), HIV antibody, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, Chlamydia and a Chromosome Analysis. We will also request your consent to contact your GP to obtain any past and present medical history.
Will I receive counselling? You will need to see a counsellor and a nurse on your second visit to the clinic if you decide to continue with paid egg donation. The counsellor will give you the opportunity to discuss the ethical, legal and social aspects of egg donation.
How many times can I donate my eggs for money? This will be a joint decision between you and your doctor, however by law, no more than 10 families should be created from any one egg donor.
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