Donating your eggs.

Egg donation can sometimes be the only option for those wanting a baby and if you’re considering becoming an egg donor you will be giving an amazingly generous gift to prospective parents.

Egg Donation London

Donating your eggs.

Egg donation can sometimes be the only option for those wanting a baby and if you’re considering becoming an egg donor you will be giving an amazingly generous gift to prospective parents.

The journey to becoming a parent can be hugely challenging and there are many reasons why an egg donor is needed.

One in six couples in the UK is affected by infertility and there are many reasons why egg donors are needed. Some women are born without ovaries, or they have failed to develop properly. Ovarian failure can occur after treatment for cancer. Premature menopause affects many women under the age of 40. Sometimes however a woman is unable to conceive and no medical reason can be found.

If you make the decision to proceed, you will be supported throughout by the team at Aria Fertility.

Frequently asked questions.

If you would like to donate eggs, there are certain requirements:

  • You must be aged between 18 and 35 to donate eggs to someone else. In special circumstances, older women may be able to donate their eggs; for example, to a family member
  • You’ll need to have certain health tests to ensure you don’t pass on any serious diseases or medical conditions
  • No family history of inheritable diseases
  • No transmittable viruses, diseases or infection
  • Physically healthy with a BMI of less than 30

The donation process itself takes approximately two to three weeks although there are several steps to take first. We will discuss the process in depth with you to ensure you understand the treatment pathway and are happy to proceed. Counselling is required to ensure you understand the implication of donating your eggs and receive support from an independent counsellor. We will also perform a full medical screening. Once you’re matched with a recipient, we can begin the donation cycle.

First, your ovaries are stimulated with fertility drugs – you must inject these daily for approximately ten to 12 days. We will perform ultrasound scans to monitor the ovaries and the developing follicles which contain the eggs. When you’re ready, we will collect your eggs – this is a quick, in-clinic procedure. It typically takes less than 30 minutes.

Strict guidelines are laid down for compensating donors for their time and reimbursement of expenses and these will be explained by your nurse at consultation.

Egg donors can be compensated and reimbursed for all reasonable expenses up to £750 per cycle of donating eggs.

Regulations require that people conceived using eggs, sperm or embryos from a donor will be able to access non-identifying information from the age of 16 and identifiable information once they reach 18.

According to the HFEA Act 1990, gamete donors have no legal responsibility to the children born as a result of their donation.

Your next step.

When you are ready and the time is right for you, the next step is to contact us and we will help you arrange a face-to-face, telephone or video-call introduction with one of our consultants.

You can do this by filling in the contact form below or by giving one of our friendly team a call on +44 (0) 203 263 6025.