Personal profiles of our egg and sperm donors

12th September 2014 in Treatments

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

If you need to use donor eggs or donor sperm to have a baby we can provide you with a selection of donors to choose from, each with a detailed donor profile to help you make your decision.

Our profiles ensure you can identify a donor that has the characteristics you’re looking for – whether that’s specific ethnicity, hobbies or interests, or physical attributes such as height, build, hair and eye colour.

All you need to do is tell us what you’re looking for in your ideal donor, and we will match you with any we have that fit the profile. We always aim to give you a choice of at least two donors.

So why do we put such emphasis on our donor profiles? Because although anonymity was removed in 2005 so children can find out who their egg or sperm donor is, this does not apply to people using donor eggs or donor sperm. You will not be able to choose a donor via a photograph, the only information you have to make your selection is a donor profile, so we realise how important it is to you that this is as detailed as it can be.

All of our egg and sperm donors write a personal ‘pen portrait’ for their profile, describing themselves, their personality and their interests. It also includes a note explaining their motivation to donate, and a message of goodwill to any child born, as well as their physical characteristics.

This ensures we can give you a comprehensive, virtual ‘picture’ of your donor. So that you can choose the right donor with confidence. Remember all of our egg and sperm donors are UK based, and have passed the rigorous medical screening needed to be a donor. All donor eggs we offer are from women aged 35 and under to maximise chances of success,  whilst our donor sperm is of the highest quality needed.

We have no waiting lists for treatment with donor sperm, or donor eggs, and have consistent success rates for all age groups. Currently, almost half of women who use donor eggs in their IVF treatment with us are successful.

You can start your treatment with us straight away, and will receive the full support of our team including our counsellors, as you begin your journey to becoming a parent.

Find out more about how we can help you. Make an appointment on 0161 300 2737, or book in for an informal free patient one-to-one or attend one of our patient information evenings where you can tour our clinic and meet some of our team.

Last updated: 11th September 2014