Many women who need a donor egg to have a baby don’t realise that egg donation treatment is available in the UK. For those that do know, it is assumed that there is a shortage of donor eggs, long waiting lists and that the process is more expensive than abroad.
However our new Egg Bank enables us to provide immediate IVF treatment with donor eggs, with no waiting lists and all treatment undertaken here in the UK at our state of the art clinic in Daresbury, Cheshire.
Why choose us for egg donation?
Frozen donor eggs from our egg bank are available to use immediately, enabling you to start your treatment as soon as you wish. In a fresh donor egg cycle, there are elements of uncertainty involved – the donor needs to comply with the treatment and to respond satisfactorily to ovarian stimulation, and there is no guarantee of the number of mature eggs that will be produced. Using frozen eggs removes these uncertainties as the eggs have already been collected and the mature ones are ready for use.
The entire egg donation process from initial consultation and donor selection, right through to the IVF treatment cycle is undertaken at our state of the art clinics in the North West & London.
Advances in research and laboratory work have significantly improved the techniques for freezing and thawing of mature eggs, leading to success rates approaching the same as those from fresh eggs.
All of our donors are young, healthy, fully screened and of proven fertility. They are required to provide a full medical history for themselves and their family to safeguard you and/or your baby from any potential heriditary or genetic conditions. We ensure that all documentation, screening and consenting complies fully with the regulations of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
All donors are screened for the following:
- HIV I&II and P24 antigen
- Hepatitis B surface antigen + Hepatitis B core antibody
- Hepatitis C antibodies
- Full blood count
- AMH (anti-Mullerian hormone)
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Urine Chlamydia
- HTLV I and II
- T4 & TSH
- Blood Group