How do I donate eggs?

We welcome enquiries from altruistic egg donors and egg sharers. In order to donate eggs, 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
  • Ideally you should have already completed your family

What happens next?
At the Agora, we screen all potential donors to ensure they’re free of infections, diseases or genetic conditions that might be passed on to anyone else. We ask them about their medical and family history, and perform a pelvic ultrasound scan and blood tests to assess their ovarian function.

Once one of our doctors has explained the treatment process, including any risks or potential side-effects involved, all prospective donors are referred to our specialist infertility counsellor to discuss the implications of egg donation. We can also help you access appropriate legal advice.

What does treatment involve?
The treatment is similar to IVF except it ends when the eggs are collected. Your donated eggs are then fertilised using either the sperm of the recipient’s partner or with donor sperm and the resulting embryos are transferred to the recipient’s womb.

Do I get paid for donating my eggs?
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) allows a payment of £750 to egg donors to cover any expenses incurred.