If you wish to donate your eggs or egg-share for cheaper IVF, we have a new increased age limit, from 32 to 35. This means that if you’re 35 or younger, you’ll be able to egg-share or donate eggs with us.
We’ve changed the criteria and increased the age limit for egg donation and egg-sharing after an analysis of our pregnancy rates for the last 12 months for our egg-sharers and for women receiving donated eggs for their IVF treatment.
Previously our age limit was 32, which we introduced in early 2013 to try to improve the success rates for recipients. New data analysis has shown no distinct difference, and so in line with HFEA guidelines, we’ve now brought the age criteria back up to 35.
It’s important to note that our screening of egg donors and egg-sharers is so comprehensive and strict in line with HFEA guidelines - we examine not only medical issues but lifestyle too such as smoking and drinking alcohol – that all eggs from women accepted onto our egg-sharing and egg donation programme are of the highest quality needed to be used in infertility treatment. So you can be assured that if you need to use a donor egg for your IVF or ICSI cycle, then your chances of success will not be affected by your choice of donor.
By increasing the age limit, it means that more women are now eligible to donate and egg-share under our new criteria, which means that there are more egg donors for you to choose from if you need to use a donor egg, and that you can subsidise your private IVF treatment here by egg-sharing, where you receive a cycle of IVF under our expert care for £870 inclusive of all drugs.
If you have any questions about our new criteria for egg-sharing or egg donation, please call our Patient Advisors on 0845 268 2244.
Last updated: 11th March 2014