Donating at 50

My friend and I are both 50. Unfortunately she was never able to conceive. I had a partial hysterectomy but still have my ovaries can I donate my eggs to her and will a Dr do it at our age.

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Due to the stringent criteria outlined by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), not all women are able to donate their eggs. To become an egg donor, you must be aged between 18 and 35 as generally, natural fertility and egg quality starts to decline when you reach 35 years of age. You can find out more here