For the first time we’re able to report that if you need a donor egg to have a baby we currently have no waiting list for treatment.
All of our egg donors are women from the UK who have come forward to be donors either through our successful egg-sharing programme – where they donate half their eggs in return for subsidised cycle of private IVF treatment – or through altruistic donation, for which we’ve seen a large rise in applications here at Manchester Fertility since the new compensation came into effect from April.
A combination of both of these factors means that now if you need a donor egg you can receive treatment much quicker with us.
Typically in the UK women who needed donor eggs had to join lengthy waiting lists for a donor to come forward, find a donor themselves – usually a willing family member or friend – or seek treatment abroad, where anonymity laws and rules allowing ‘payments’ to donors meant that eggs were more readily available.
But the HFEA sought to address the UK shortage of donor eggs and increasing the compensation amount from £250 a cycle to £750 a cycle – to recognise the time, commitment and invasive nature of donating eggs – has led to more women coming forward to donate. Our egg-sharing programme, which currently has a great pregnancy success rate of around 68% of our egg-sharers and 45% of recipients, has also led to a boost in donor egg availability.
So it’s fantastic news that we’re now able to help so many more women. There are many reasons you may need to use a donor egg. Perhaps your own eggs aren’t suitable anymore because of your age, you’ve had medical treatment which has caused infertility, you’re not producing any eggs or have gone through premature ovarian failure or early menopause.
Whatever your circumstances, because we now have donor eggs available you don’t have to worry about a long wait for a donor. Find out more today about how we can help you have a family.
Click here for more details abouttreatment using donor eggs. If you’re interested in becoming an egg-sharer, where if accepted you’ll receive a subsidised cycle of IVF for £870 including all necessary screening and drugs, click herefor details.
Last updated: 20th January 2020