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Egg Donation & Pregnancy Success

Date : 10-06-2013
Tags: Egg Donation 

Who needs Donor Eggs?

Egg donation is the process through which a woman provides some or all of her eggs to another woman for the purpose of fertility treatment. A recipient of donated eggs is required to undertake the process of in vitro fertilisation as the eggs need to be fertilised in a laboratory before an embryo is transferred back into the body of the recipient.

There are many reasons why someone might need treatment with donor eggs. Some of the problems egg donation may overcome are:

  • Ovarian failure caused by chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Premature menopause
  • Poor ovarian reserve or poor egg quality
  • Multiple previous unsuccessful IVF attempts with own eggs
  • Age and the increased risks of genetic abnormalities or if there is a risk of a genetic abnormality if the woman is a carrier of a genetic condition.


How do we Match an Egg Donor with a Recipient?

All egg donors must be under the age of 36 years and preferably have children of their own, however this is not an absolute requirement. Furthermore egg donors have to undergo a process of medical screening to ensure they are fit and healthy to be able to donate. This process usually consists of a series of blood tests and genetic screening to also ensure their eggs will be healthy and suitable to be donated to another person. We take lots of details from the egg donors to ensure a very close match between donor and recipient. A photograph is used to match physical characteristics such as hair and eye colour, height, weight, build, complexion and further details of race and ethnicity are collected. Once we have found a suitable match the egg donation team will contact you to discuss the match at which stage you can decide if you wish to accept or reject the egg donation proposal.

Egg donation Success Rates

You can see our egg donation results on the results page of our website. We are achieving good succeess rates at all of our clinics.

Contact us

If you would like further information please contact one of our egg donation coordinators who will be happy to help. Please visit our egg donation pages to find out more.

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