What is egg sharing?

Egg sharing can provide an affordable solution if you need IVF or ICSI and are willing, as part of your treatment, to donate some of your surplus eggs to another woman to help her become a mother.

At the Agora Clinic, women who produce surplus eggs can donate them to women who are unable to produce any eggs of their own, so that they both have a chance of becoming pregnant.

Women who agree to donate half of their eggs (therefore reducing the number of embryos available for their own use) will receive their own treatment at a subsidised rate.

Sharing your eggs does not mean that either you or the person you share your eggs with will have a lower success rate.

Who can egg share?

To be accepted as an egg sharer, you need to be a non-smoker aged between 18 and 35 and have:

  • Good general health
  • No history of mental health disorders
  • No history of inherited diseases
  • A normal ovarian reserve with an AMH level > 12 pmol/l

Same sex couples and single women:

Wednesday 12th January at 6.00 pm

Hetero couples:

Wednesday 19th January at 6.00 pm

How much does egg sharing cost?

There are three egg sharing packages depending upon your requirements. All three egg sharing packages includes everything in an IVF cycle, but does not include the cost of any additional procedures such as ICSI.

Single Female Fertility Treatments

Recipient of shared egg

£7,700 which includes the Egg Sharer Cycle Package.

If ICSI required, plus an additional £1,195

Single Female Fertility Treatments

Egg Sharer

£500 which includes the Egg Sharer Cycle Package.

If ICSI required, plus an additional £1,195

Same sex female couple Fertility Treatments

Intra Partner Egg Sharing - Same Sex Couples

£1,750 which includes the Egg Sharer Cycle Package.

If ICSI required, plus an additional £1,195

N.B. It is a legal requirement for anyone donating eggs to give written consent for the use of their eggs in treatment. You can change or withdraw your consent at any time up until when the eggs are actually used for treatment.

Egg Sharing Case Study – Meet Baby Marley

Learn more about egg sharing

If you’re considering sharing your eggs, it’s really important to understand exactly what’s involved and to think about how it might affect you or your family in the future.

For full details on becoming an egg sharer,  you can download our 8 page information leaflet:

“Sharing my eggs and being a donor has been a highlight in my IVF journey. I was lucky enough to have two beautiful babies, and also to do something very special for somebody else. I am very grateful to the Agora for making it all happen .”

Human Fertilisation Embryo Authority

The HFEA website also has very useful information on egg sharing.