Manchester Fertility partners with the Seed Trust

24th August 2020 in News

Seed Trust

Manchester Fertility is proud to have become a new partner and supporter of the Sperm, Egg and Embryo Donation (SEED) Trust, which provides vital support to donors, intended parents, and surrogates involved in donor treatment.

In addition to providing impartial, accessible information to those involved in the process, the volunteer-run charity aims to increase awareness about donor issues like egg donor shortages. It also celebrates the valuable contribution made by donors, aiming to create a climate of openness and acceptance.

Joanne Adams, Andrology Services Manager at Manchester Fertility and Sperm Donor Bank Manager at Semovo, is a Trustee of the charity. She said: “Choosing to donate or to use donated sperm, eggs or embryos is an important decision and not one that should be made lightly. The Seed Trust aims to make this process easier for individuals and families by offering free and impartial advice that’s led by experts and informed by the experience of donors and intended parents.”

Manchester Fertility is delighted to be a partner of the Seed Trust, which, as a charity, doesn’t receive any Government funding.

According to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which regulates fertility clinics in the UK, using donor eggs can significantly increase the chances of a successful birth, particularly in patients aged 40 or older.

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Manchester Fertility is one of the UK’s leading clinics for people that use donor eggs and donor sperm in their treatment. Through our very own Manchester Donors egg donation programme and Semovo sperm donation programme, our donors help people realise their dreams of starting a family.

The number of egg donors has increased in recent years, for a wide variety of reasons. In fact, HFEA research shows that the number of IVF cycles using donor eggs rose by 113% between 2008 and 2018, while the number using donor sperm went up by 228%. All of our donors really want to help others have that chance of their own family – really giving the gift of life!

The Seed Trust has published a set of ‘donor experiences,’ including case studies about donors and those that have received donations, to highlight the contribution of donors and encourage more donations.

The trust also helped produce a series of films from egg donors, where they talk about why they chose to become donors, some of the steps involved and some of the broader conversations surrounding egg donation.

Manchester Fertility is proud to have its own egg donor bank. It's our caring, friendly, and knowledgeable Manchester Donors team that takes care of every one of our amazing egg donors who decide to donate their eggs. We know it takes great kindness, empathy, and commitment to give another person the gift of a child, which is why we've had our specialist team supporting all of our egg donors and Patients receiving IVF treatment with donor egg on their journey for over 30 years.

For more information on egg donation or IVF treatment using donor eggs, you can speak to one our expert Donor Team today. Call us on 0161 300 2734.

Manchester Fertility has its very own sperm donor bank – Semovo. Our considerable expertise in sperm donor recruitment and knowledge of sperm donor needs has made Semovo one of the UK's most successful sperm banks. With an expert team in place to support sperm donors all over the country, you are guaranteed only the highest quality care when you donate to Semovo.

To find out more about donating sperm, call the Semovo team on 0345 266 1272, email donate@semovo.co.uk or visit our dedicated Semovo website.

Last updated: 24th August 2020