Tell us a bit about yourself and who you are as a person.
I'm 25 years old, non-binary and a very empathic and caring person. I'm covered in tattoos, and I also love to travel. I currently don't have children of my own, but being in a same-sex relationship, I know we will have our challenges when the time comes, which is a big part of wanting to donate, as I would like to make someone else's journey a little easier.
How did you hear about egg donation? (It is such an amazing act of great kindness, so we would like to know what brought you to that point?)
My partner's Mum's friend was having fertility issues, which was a lightbulb moment for me. My partner and I, along with her mum and friend, all chatted it through, and I realised the next step for me would be finding a suitable place to donate.
Why did you choose to donate with us at Manchester Donors?
I researched egg donation, and Manchester Donors clinic was one of the first ones I saw. After looking at some other places, I knew the clinic would be perfect for me.
What did you enjoy most about donating?
I can honestly say the whole process was not what I was expecting, especially as someone who is non-binary. From the first email I received, my pronouns were respected, and I was treated, over email, phone and in person, with such kindness. It made me realise very quickly that this was the clinic for me. The team was great, compassionate and always very quick to respond.
Is there anything that you would say to your recipient?
Thank you for choosing me. I really hope your journey to completing your family is now not just a dream; it's now a reality.
Did you get the care you needed every step of the way?
Yes, absolutely; throughout the whole process, I was well-informed and looked after. I honestly can't fault the team!
Would you donate with us again? If yes, please say why?
Most definitely! I hope to donate as many times as possible.
What advice would you give to anyone considering becoming a donor?
Go for it! Make sure this step is not just right for your present self but your future self. The process is very straightforward, with the opportunity to change people's lives for the better! Such a rewarding thing to do!