Egg and Sperm Donation at CARE Fertility

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CARE has one of the world's most experienced donation teams dedicated to the treatment of infertility.

Let's talk together

If you would like to speak to one of our Donation Co-ordinators, you can reach them on the numbers detailed below. You can also arrange an appointment by completing the CARE Self Referral questionnaire.

Our Donation team

Francesca Steyn CARE London Egg Donation Co-ordinator
Francesca Steyn
Julie Easton CARE Manchester Egg Donation Co-ordinator
Julie Easton
Karen Faulkner CARE Northampton Egg Donation Co-ordinator
Karen Faulkner
Debbie Plowright CARE Nottingham Egg Donation Co-ordinator
Debbie Plowright
Julie Dickson CARE Sheffield Egg Donation Co-ordinator
Julie Dickson
Frances Stevens CARE Tunbridge Wells Egg Donation Co-ordinator
Frances Stevens
Tunbridge Wells

Contact one of our Egg Donation teams below:

The CARE programme:

Egg Sharing

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.

Treatment using donated eggs

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.

Treatment using donated embryos

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.

Donating Your Eggs

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.

Treatment using donated sperm

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.

Donating your sperm

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.


We are able to help same sex couples achieve a family through surrogacy. We offer treatment with either known donor or anonymous egg donor in a host surrogate.

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.

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Becoming a CARE Fertility Patient - you can self refer to CARE

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Same sex couples and single women

CARE have been treating same sex couples and single women for many years

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CARE Fertility Pioneering Firsts

1978 - World's first IVF baby

1981 - First male factor patient treated

1982 - World's first baby delivered after intrauterine sperm/egg transfer

1984 - World's first baby from blastocyst transfer

1990 - World's first baby born after micro-injection

1992 - Britain's first SUZI treatment baby

1992 - Britain's first "sugar drop" frozen embryo baby

1996 - World's first testicular spermatid baby

2007 - Europe's first baby born following embryo screening using Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH)

2009 - Birth of World's First baby following array CGH screening

2010 - UK's first baby born through PGD for HLA tissue matching

2010 - Blastocyst Chromosome Screening - UK's first baby born

2010 - First multi-factorial genetic chromosome tissue typing and translocation analysis of embryos in an IVF cycle

2010 - First UK based total treatment cycle for PGD and HLA Tissue Matching - Fanconi Anaemia

2011 - First UK pregnancy following use of an Embryoscope

All CARE Fertility Pioneering Firsts

CAREmaps - time lapse embryo imaging with Embryoscope

Using Embryoscope Time Lapse Embryo Imaging with morphokinetic algorithms (selection models), developed by CARE scientists, we are able to predict which embryos have the highest potential for a successful pregnancy, thereby greatly increasing your chances of having a baby

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