Why become an egg donor?
- Egg donation is an opportunity to give someone the chance of becoming a parent, and if you’re the kind of person who likes to help others, it can be a truly rewarding experience. Your generosity can make a real difference to someone’s life.
- When you donate your eggs at our Care Fertility egg bank, you’ll receive £750 to cover your time and expenses.
Criteria for donating eggs in the UK
- Your age should be between 18 and 35, as the quality of eggs can reduce after age 36
- You also need to be fit and healthy with no family history of hereditary illnesses
- For your safety, your BMI should be below 35.
The process of donating your eggs
- Filling out a detailed medical questionnaire which details any genetic illness within your family.
- Meeting a nurse from our donation team who will discuss the whole egg donation process with you in detail.
- Some hormone blood tests.
- A vaginal ultrasound scan.
- Screening for infectious diseases and genetic and hereditary conditions.
“When I read about egg donation, I just instantly knew I was meant to do this. My only thought was, there are families out there who want a child, and this may be their only way. I need to give someone that chance. Care were absolutely amazing from start to finish, I felt incredibly supported and informed throughout.”
-One of our amazing donors
Egg donation FAQs
Why do some women need an egg donor?
- Cancer treatment: Women who have been diagnosed with cancer may be suddenly faced with the possibility that their fertility is likely to be compromised by the life-saving treatment they need. And there is not always time to freeze their own eggs.
- Premature ovarian failure: About one in a hundred women under the age of 40 will go through premature menopause. Sometimes this can happen very early on when they are in their teens or early twenties.
- An inherited genetic condition: Using donated eggs will avoid passing the condition onto a child, and this may be the only way for some women to have a baby that survives and is fit and healthy.
Will donating my eggs affect my future fertility?
What kinds of medication will I have to take to donate my eggs?
How many times will I need to visit the clinic?
Will I have to take time off work after I donate my eggs?
Does donating eggs hurt?
How will I feel after donating my eggs?
Can any child born as a result of my egg donation find out who I am?
Will I be financially or legally liable for any children born from my egg donation?
Will the woman who received my eggs ever know who I am?
"Donors are truly an inspiration and I see the wonderful impact they have on creating life. I share the joy their gift brings to recipients – it is an amazing gift."
Selina, Care Donation team