CARE has one of the world's most experienced donation teams dedicated to the treatment of infertility.
The CARE programme:
This provides a solution to two problems:
- Firstly, there is a shortage of donor eggs which affects those who need to use donated eggs for their fertility treatment.
- Secondly, with relatively limited NHS funding for IVF available nationally, many couples with fertility problems have not been able to afford the treatment that they need.
Egg Sharing provides subsidised IVF treatment for infertile couples who are prepared to share some of the eggs collected at their egg collection and provides donor eggs to those couples who need them.
Women unable to produce or use their own eggs can use donated eggs to achieve a pregnancy. Our donation co-ordinators have substantial experience in managing treatment cycles using donated eggs.
Embryos are donated by couples who have themselves been through IVF treatment and wish their remaining frozen embryos to be used to help another infertile couple. We try as far as possible to match your physical characteristics with those of the embryo donors.
Some women are prepared to donate their own eggs for use in IVF treatment cycles. These women who donate their eggs are very special people. Their enormous generosity in donating their eggs, enables many childless couples to achieve their dream of starting a family.
In approximately one third of infertility cases, there is a problem with the sperm there are too few, the motility is impaired, the sperm are abnormal, or there are no sperm at all. In some cases the use of the partner's sperm carries risks of inheritable conditions, and a decision is made by the couple to use donated sperm.
Donor insemination also offers a route to genetic parenting for single women and same sex couples.
Donor sperm is an important element in a significant proportion of IVF treatment cycles. Many of these men donate altruistically because they want to help couples who otherwise would not be able to have children of their own. Our donation co-ordinators are highly experienced in managing your donation procedure to ensure that everything goes smoothly and with the absolute minimum of inconvenience to you.
Whichever part of our Donation Programme is of interest, you can be assured that our donation team will manage your needs with care, sensitivity and professionalism at all times.