Can I share my eggs for cheaper infertility treatment?

2nd January 2014 in IVF

This information was correct at the time of publishing. It may not reflect our current practices, prices or regulations.

Egg-sharing is becoming a more common way for people who need IVF to receive cheaper treatment, in return for donating their eggs to help other infertile women. If you qualify and are accepted as an egg-sharer through our egg-sharing programme, you receive a full cycle of private IVF with us at our state-of-the-art fertility clinic in Cheadle, Cheshire for £870 inclusive.

So who can egg-share?

Same-sex couples:If you are in a same-sex relationship and either you or your partner meet the criteria to egg-share, you could benefit from egg-sharing and have IVF with donor sperm. The person who is having the IVF cycle would be the one who donates her eggs. So if you are having the IVF cycle, using your own eggs, it would be you who would donate half your eggs retrieved during the egg collection procedure to our donor programme. Your remaining eggs would then be fertilised using donor sperm.

If you don’t qualify for NHS IVF:Many couples who egg-share with Manchester Fertility are those who don’t qualify for IVF on the NHS where they live due the strict criteria now imposed by many local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). By joining our egg-sharing programme, it makes private IVF a more affordable option by reducing the cost significantly.

Single women:If you want to have a baby on your own and meet the criteria to be an egg-sharer with us, you can have IVF and share you eggs at the same time. Your share of your eggs to be used for your own treatment would then be fertilised with your chosen donor sperm, from our extensive donor sperm bank.

To be an egg-sharer with Manchester Fertility, our criteria includes being aged between 18 and 35; in good health with no genetic or hereditary diseases in your family history; a non-smoker and a healthy BMI.

Find out more today about egg-sharing to see if you qualify. Our friendly team of Patient Advisors will be able to advise you on 0161 300 2737.

Last updated: 20th January 2020