Age limit to egg sharing?

I am 42 and have been told that I would have to have IVF to have a baby. We wouldn't be able to afford this so we would like to do egg sharing. But I've been told that I'm over the age limit. Can you help us please?

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 8 years ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

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I am sorry to say that you have to be under the age of 36 to be an egg sharer.  The reason for this is the quality of eggs declines with age and the results are significantly lower over the age of 40.