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  1. 07 Sep 2018

    Using Donor Eggs: A Day in the Life of Our Donation Team

    Posted: 07 September 2018 Using Donor Eggs: A Day in the Life of Our Donation Team

    Because our Manchester Donors egg donor programme is one of the busiest and most successful in the UK, there’s a lot that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ to make sure you have seamless and stress-free donor eggs IVF treatment, from meeting potential egg donors to egg donor matching.

    Here’s what happens in a typical day for our Donation Team, to give you an insight into  their role and how egg donor treatment is co-ordinated:

    Meeting new egg donors and assessing applica...

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  2. 23 Aug 2018

    Fresh vs Frozen Egg Donor: Which is Right for You?

    Posted: 23 August 2018 Fresh vs Frozen Egg Donor: Which is Right for You?

    If you have donor eggs IVF at Manchester Fertility, you’ll be given the choice of a fresh or frozen donor.

    We’re one of the only fertility clinics in the UK to offer patients this dual option for treatment with donor eggs, thanks to the success of our Manchester Donors UK egg donor programme.

    Here’s your quick and easy-to-understand guide to the differences between egg donor types, to help you make an informed choice about which is best for you:

    FRESH EGG DONOR 

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  3. 17 Jul 2018

    Looking for Donor Eggs? 5 Reasons to Use Our Frozen Donor Egg Bank

    Posted: 17 July 2018 Looking for Donor Eggs? 5 Reasons to Use Our Frozen Donor Egg Bank

    Do you need donor eggs? Worried about waiting lists and the cost of treatment? Or that you might need to go abroad?

    There’s a way you can have treatment using donor eggs in the UK quickly and safely – and it involves choosing eggs from our frozen donor egg bank.

    Our frozen donor egg bank gives you instant access to donor eggs. But what makes our frozen donor eggs different is that we know all the women they’re from. Our donors are UK-based women who donate to us through our o...

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  4. 22 May 2018

    Choosing An Egg Donor: How it Works

    Posted: 22 May 2018 Choosing An Egg Donor: How it Works

    If you’re using donor eggs, choosing your egg donor is one of the most exciting parts of treatment.

    At Manchester Fertility our own egg donor programme means we can offer you an extensive choice of UK egg donors, to help you have your baby.

    Here’s your quick guide to the process of choosing your egg donor, and how our dedicated Donation Team helps you find the right egg donor for you:

    Step 1: What does your ideal egg donor look like?

    The first thing to consider is the physical ch...

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  5. 14 Apr 2018

    Are Donor Eggs Right For You?

    Posted: 14 April 2018 Are Donor Eggs Right For You?

    Not sure if using donor eggs is right for you? Treatment using donor eggs offers an amazing way for infertile women to have a baby but it’s not always easy to make the decision.

    It often comes at an emotionally difficult time, when IVF treatment with own eggs has failed or there has been an unexpected diagnosis of needing an egg donor.

    At Manchester Fertility, you don’t go through this alone. We’ll help you make the right decision, so you can look forward to having a family t...

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  6. 28 Mar 2018

    Getting Pregnant Using Donor Eggs: Tips & Advice

    Posted: 28 March 2018 Getting Pregnant Using Donor Eggs: Tips & Advice

    Is there anything you can do to increase the chances of having a baby when using donor eggs? 

    When having fertility treatment with donor eggs at Manchester Fertility, you’re in our capable and experienced hands. We’re a specialist clinic for this type of treatment, offering a comprehensive and supported journey using UK donor eggs from our own donor programme. 

    But there’s still lots you can do – and that we will do – to maximise the likelihood of pregna...

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  7. 21 Mar 2018

    Should You Use Donor Eggs?

    Posted: 21 March 2018 Should You Use Donor Eggs?

    You know you need fertility treatment – but have you thought about the possibility of using donor eggs too?

    Sometimes using an egg donor gives you a better chance of pregnancy than treatment with own eggs.

    Some women already know they need an egg donor before they start their journey, because of their age or because they have a diagnosed condition like Premature Menopause. Or they may have had medical treatment in the past that has affected their fertility.

    For other women, using donor ...

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  8. 16 Mar 2018

    Treatment with Donor Eggs: Healthy Pregnancy Support

    Posted: 16 March 2018 Treatment with Donor Eggs: Healthy Pregnancy Support

    If you need donor eggs, there’s lots to focus on – deciding on fresh or frozen donor eggs, funding options, choosing your egg donor. So it’s easy to forget that your health is just as important to your treatment outcome.

    Your body needs to be ready to support a pregnancy. At Manchester Fertility, nutrition guidance plays a big role in the journeys of many of the women we help to conceive using donor eggs.

    It’s especially important for older women and women who need dono...

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  9. 07 Mar 2018

    Using Frozen Donor Eggs: Step-by-Step

    Posted: 07 March 2018 Using Frozen Donor Eggs: Step-by-Step

    Need an egg donor? Using frozen donor eggs is one of the most cost-effective, fast ways to have treatment at Manchester Fertility.

    We don’t have a waiting list and have frozen UK donor eggs ready now, with an option to fund treatment through our new Frozen Donor Eggs Multi-Cycle Plan which gives you a significant saving compared with the traditional pay as you go method.

    Here’s a step-by-step overview of treatment with frozen donor eggs, so you can see what’s involved and the...

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  10. 28 Feb 2018

    Can't Get Donor Eggs Treatment on the NHS?

    Posted: 28 February 2018 Can't Get Donor Eggs Treatment on the NHS?

    Are you one of the many women who can’t get NHS fertility treatment with donor eggs?

    As NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) continue to reduce and restrict IVF provision, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to access treatment with donor eggs in some areas of the UK.

    Many NHS CCGs don’t fund treatment with donor eggs at all. Others will only fund if certain criteria are met. And some will only fund the associated costs of treatment and not fund or source donor eggs &nda...

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