Egg Donation in the UK
The founders of South Africa’s most successful international Egg Donor program bring their fantastic donor egg program to the UK, offering help and advice on how to donate eggs in the UK. Nurture Egg Donor Program was founded by two wonderful women who have first hand experience of infertility and egg donation. Melany has been an egg donor herself and it is her responsibility to take care of our egg donors. Tertia knows exactly what it is like to be unable to conceive without help. She went through 9 IVFs herself to have her family. The UK egg donor program is managed by the very competent and lovely Kirsty. Guided by leading international fertility specialists, supported by top fertility clinics in the UK and assisted by a fabulous group of women, the Nurture girls make a formidable team who combine the best of heart and soul to provide truly excellent service for egg donation in the UK.
Apply online to see if you qualify to be an egg donor -> Application Form
There aren’t many opportunities in life whereby you can make a significant, meaningful contribution towards your fellow humans – egg donation is one of those opportunities. There are many hopeful parents in the UK who long for a child but are unable to conceive without the gift of egg donation. Unfortunately the reality is that there is a shortage of egg donors in the UK, which means that some couples have to wait for years before their dreams come true.
By becoming an egg donor, you give these parents to be something they haven’t had before – hope. Thank you from them and thank you from us – you are truly very special.
Do you qualify to become an egg donor?
- Are you between 20 and 35 years old?
- Are you free of any serious medical problems and/or hereditary disabilities?
- Do you have no history of congenital, family or hereditary disease?
- Do you have a regular menstrual cycle?
- Do you have a healthy BMI – 18 – 29 (calculate yours here)
This website has plenty of really useful information about how to donate eggs so please have a look around and if you have any other questions about egg donation in the UK, please let us know.
Where will the donation take place?
The clinic is located in London at CRGH clinic at 230-232 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QS. If you live in or outside of London, you will need to visit the clinic 4-6 times during a 2 month period. For those of you that live outside of London, your travel will be reimbursed (this is not deducted from the donor compensation) provided you show proof of travel receipts. The travel receipts can be handed to Christine at CRGH who will ensure you are reimbursed which will take approximately 7 working days.
In order to find out more about how to donate eggs or to apply to become an egg donor, please complete the form on this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible with more information.
Compensation for egg donors:
Although egg donation in the UK has to be done for altruistic reasons (you can’t sell your eggs!) egg donors in the UK are entitled to receive compensation of £750 for their time and effort. For more info visit the HFEA website
Summary of the egg donation process in the UK:
• The clinic is located in London at CRGH clinic at 230-232 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QS. (See here for directions). If you live in or outside of London, you will need to visit the clinic 4-6 times during a 2 month period. For those of you that live outside of London, your travel will be reimbursed (this is not deducted from the donor compensation) provided you show proof of travel receipts. The travel receipts can be handed to Christine at CRGH who will ensure you are reimbursed which will take approximately 7 working days.
• The initial appointments should take about two hours – you will get to meet both the female Doctor and the Counsellor.
The clinic has a female Doctor who is dealing with our donations.
The Dr will explain the donation process to you in detail and will also perform an internal scan and your blood will be tested for Aids/hepatitis and any sexually transmitted diseases.
The appointment with the Counsellor is for you to discuss any concerns you might have about egg donation and for the Counsellor to ensure that you fully understand some of the social, ethical, emotional and legal implications of donating your eggs within your cultural/social context and UK laws. Please note that the meeting with the Counsellors is not a counselling session but rather an implications discussion about egg donation.
• We have ensured that you will have both appointments on one day so as to prevent you having to travel in twice to see both the Doctor and Counsellor).
• We have mentioned the amount of appointments so that you can make the decision based on your availability to attend these appointments. As mentioned it is 6 but there might be more or less– it all depends on how you react to the medication and the growth of the eggs.
• You will also have to take a day off work for egg retrieval. A doctor’s note can be provided.
• While the doctors will do their best to accommodate you and your availability, these visits cannot be scheduled purely for outside of normal working hours or on Saturdays. So you will need to have a fair amount of flexibility.
Just to provide you with how it works currently:-
o The Clinic deals directly with the Recipients.
o The clinic will meet you and from the information you have completed on our online application PLUS the information that the Clinic will obtain from you, plus all the medical and family history provided, they will then be able to recommend/select you in discussion with the particular recipient.
To apply to become an egg donor, please continue to the online application form here: https://portal.nurturedonors.com/members/sign_up/donors