You might need donor eggs to be part of your fertility treatment journey for a number of reasons. This could be due to medical complications or factors as simple as age or premature menopause or maybe you are a same-sex couple who need donor eggs to use in surrogacy.
Whatever the reason you need donor eggs, there are several different pathways to treatment, depending upon who your donor eggs come from. It is a very successful form of treatment as often there is nothing apparent wrong with your uterus and so replacing good quality embryos derived from donor eggs can result in a very good chance of a pregnancy.
There are three different types of donor; altruistic donors, known donors, and egg sharers.
All donors are fully screened before donating eggs including genetic screening. All donors undergo counselling and contact is made with their GP before acceptance. A donor can be chosen whose physical characteristics match those of the parent.
As a couple or individual receiving donor eggs for IVF treatment, the fertility treatment journey follows the pattern outlined below. We’ll match you with a donor and conduct all the necessary tests before treatment starts. We do place additional emphasis on implications counselling for couples receiving donor eggs.
At Simply Fertility all our recipients are asked to use our counselling service before a recipient treatment cycle. Our trained and experienced counsellor will discuss all the implications of receiving donated eggs including the following: