Who can donate eggs?

Many women would like to donate eggs to help someone who cannot have children. Egg donors may be anonymous, and provided by the clinic, or someone known to you that you bring along to the clinic for assessment (a known donor).

Sometimes women who are undergoing IVF treatment can donate eggs as an egg share donor.  This means that during their IVF cycle they will give away half of the eggs collected during that cycle to an anonymous recipient couple.

Egg donors at our clinic you must:

  • be aged 35 years or less
  • have been a non-smoker for at least three months
  • have a normal FSH and AMH hormone blood test
  • be free of transmissible diseases and inheritable disorders
  • be free from severe endometriosis
  • never had had previous hyper-stimulation of the ovaries
  • have a BMI (body mass index) below 33

All egg donors are required to undergo initial screening tests before they can be accepted onto the programme. Generally these tests include HIV, Hepatitis B & C, Syphilis, sickle cell screening. Everyone accepted on the programme will be required to discuss their own and their family’s medical history with the doctor.