With CARE Fertility you have the reassurance of working with one of Europe's most successful egg donation clinics. We truly understand your needs and we will do everything we can to help you achieve your dream. Our donation teams have been looking after our egg donation patients for over 25 years and have helped more people have a baby than any other UK clinic.
Egg donation IVF with CARE gives you access to a wide choice of donors, and if you're using our egg bank you can select your donor online. CARE's egg bank is one of the largest in the UK and for most of our patients there is zero waiting time to be matched to a donor.
The dedicated teams at each of our clinics are made up of donation experts including our new patient enquiry team, our specialist nurses, administrators, embryologists and doctors, all of whom are trained to give you the best advice together with streamlined care and support.
CARE Fertility is one of the largest IVF groups in Europe, we are privileged to have helped thousands of people have a baby, and over 40,000 CARE babies have been born. We really do care about your future.
Our vision is to make sure that the donation journey is rewarding and positive for everyone involved including our amazing donors and our wonderful patients who put their trust in us.
We have worked hard to make Egg Donation IVF with CARE one of the most successful donation programmes in Europe for our patients, and to provide immediate and safe access to treatment if you need IVF with frozen donor eggs.
We believe Family is for Everyone and every day we strive to help many different people on their journey to parenthood.
Head of Egg Donation at CARE
During your journey you will meet a local donation co-ordinator who will explain your options in more detail, support you through your journey and answer any questions you may have. In addition, we have expert on site professional counsellors who are here to listen and support you throughout your treatment.
It’s easy to get started, our new patient enquiry team will give you the help and support you need.
Frozen egg donation: you can choose your donor online from a large selection of donors in our CARE Fertility egg bank. You can select either a standard set of 6 eggs or a large set of 9 eggs. The eggs are thawed at your convenience, then fertilised either with partner or donor sperm, cultured in CARE laboratories, and then your embryos are ready for your embryo transfer.
Fresh egg donation: our team will help to match you to a suitable donor. Your cycle is synchronised with your chosen donor’s treatment and when the donor’s eggs are collected they are fertilised either with your partner or donor sperm, cultured in our CARE laboratories, and then ready for embryo transfer.
The reasons people have egg donation vary, but everyone who comes to CARE Fertility wants the same result—a healthy baby. We want that for you, too, and we do everything we can to support you on your journey. There are a number of different reasons why you may need donor eggs. For example:
Whatever your reason, we will look after you and give you the guidance you need.
The single cell that changed our lives
When it comes to matching intended parents with their ideal egg donor, we understand that the health and safety of your family is of the utmost importance. Our egg donors all have a comprehensive screening process in order to give you the best treatment experience possible together with an excellent chance of success.
Full details about screening are available on our patient information document or you can read our Frequently Asked Questions.
We expect that you’ll have an idea of what physical characteristics you would like your donor to have and so we share the information we have about the donor’s hair, eye colour, height, weight, build and complexion.
We also ask each of our donors to write a personal description, it won’t include any specific information such as names of people, places or schools, addresses or dates of birth; it’s just to help you to get a feel for what your potential donor is like.
We also ask our donors to write a goodwill message, which is a personal message for any children born from the donation. The donor might want to say why she wanted to give someone else the chance to become a parent, or include some words of wisdom or advice and hopes for the child for the future.
If you want to select your egg donor from our egg bank then you won’t have to wait. We can provide treatment with donated eggs from our frozen egg bank straight away.
If you wish to have a fresh donation treatment cycle there may be a wait of between 2 and 3 months to be matched to a donor, and to plan the treatment. If you are looking for a donor with very particular characteristics or a donor from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background (as donors from these backgrounds are less common) you may have to wait a little longer, please contact the donation team at your chosen CARE Fertility clinic, they will be able to give you the most up to date information.
We work closely with all of our egg donors and our intended parents, from selecting your egg donor, through managing the details of egg donation IVF and the embryo transfer cycle. The information on these procedures can be complex, however our donation coordinators will do everything they can to make sure your egg donation process and IVF cycle is managed with compassion at every stage.
Our patient centric approach ensures that our teams provide both our intended parents and our egg donors with dedicated support, clear advice, and the highest quality of care.
All of our patients are special to us, we’d like to share a few of their stories
We’d always recommend having a healthy lifestyle and you can find some helpful advice here.
There is lots of evidence recommending folic acid supplements are taken before becoming pregnant. We recommend that you or your surrogate host takes at least 400mcg daily of folic acid from the beginning of the treatment cycle. Higher doses are sometimes recommended if you are at higher risk - your CARE clinical team can advise you if you think this may apply to you.