For more information about Egg Donation please review this section of the website.

About Egg Donation

The following information describes why egg donation is needed. It is expected to supplement but not replace further opportunities for you to discuss the implications and any other specific questions that you may have with a counsellor, nurse or a …...

Regulation of egg donation

We suggest you read the leaflet “What you need to know about donating sperm, eggs or embryos” produced by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the official government body regulating and licensing IVF units in this country. 1 – Human Ferti...

Interested in becoming an egg donor?

You may have heard about becoming an egg donor via the newspaper or television, or via a friend or relative who is undergoing IVF or needs donated eggs. The first step is to go and see your GP and ask …

Interested in receiving donated eggs

Only clinics that have been inspected and are licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) can set up an egg donation programme. You may have recruited a donor to assist with your treatment via the newspaper or television, …

Screening of Donors

The donor by law has to be 18 to 35 years in age, of normal intelligence, in good health and with no past or family history of severe physical, mental or genetic disease. All donors are required to undergo a …

Freezing of Embryos

Decisions regarding freezing, storing and discarding embryos formed with donated eggs must comply with written consents of both the donor and recipient. This includes how long embryos can be stored and whether or not they can be used after the …