If you need IVF treatment with donor eggs or sperm, our experience is unrivalled. Our egg donation programme is one of the most successful in Europe, our results are consistently excellent and we look after all of our patients with the highest levels of care and support. We care about your future.
It's our approach that sets us apart. Your need for family is always at the heart of everything we do. It's not just the groundbreaking techniques that we have pioneered - we understand what uncompromising excellence, determination and truly exceptional patient care can deliver.
We’ve been bringing babies into the world for over 25 years, there are now more than 60,000 Care babies in the world.
If you need donor eggs, our experienced and caring donation team will look after you at every stage of your treatment. We focus on recruiting donors and providing eggs of the highest quality. Our frozen egg bank is one of the largest in the UK and we have many donors available so you won't have a long wait to start your treatment.
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.
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 egg 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 egg 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 wish to have a treatment cycle with donor eggs, there is no waiting list and you can get started now. It may take around a month to be matched to a donor, and plan your 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 but our donation team will do everything they can to make sure your egg donation process and IVF treatment is managed with compassion and clarity 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.
Call our new patient enquiry team on 0800 564 2270 for a confidential chat about how we could help.
Frozen egg donation: you can choose your donor online 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 single cell that changed our lives
The reasons people have egg donation vary, but everyone who comes to us for help 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.