Egg Donation & Counselling: Becoming an Egg Donor with Confidence

This information was correct at the time of publishing. It may not reflect our current practices.

Did you know the most important part of egg donation happens in the very early stages, before you even start the donation process?

Counselling is mandatory for all egg donors, and is a vital aspect of your egg donation journey with us – because it’s how we ensure that you’re completely comfortable in your decision to donate before you proceed any further.

Our counselling team

Our friendly counsellors have many years of experience in supporting women considering egg donation. Knowledgeable about all aspects of egg donation, Helen Bohme, Gabrielle Goad or Sharon Rodden will talk you through all the potential implications of becoming an egg donor.

Your private session is in the strictest of confidence, so you can feel completely at ease. Although counselling is a crucial part of your egg donation journey, your counsellor does not share the details of your discussions with our clinical team.

What you’ll discuss

Having a counselling session may seem daunting, but it’s nothing to worry about. The purpose of counselling is simply to ensure that you understand what becoming an egg donor actually means.

It’s especially important as donor-conceived people have the right to find out who their egg donor is, if they wish to. Your counselling session typically covers:

  • How you feel about becoming a donor and what it means to you and others in your family, such as your partner or parents
  • What happens if a child born through your donation wishes to contact you in future years - since the removal of anonymity in 2005, any donor-conceived child now has the right to find out about you when they turn 18, and this obviously has implications in the future on any family you may either already have, or go onto have in the years to come
  • What information you’ll be given if any child is born using your eggs.

 Involving family, partner or friends

Becoming an egg donor is a decision you may wish to make with the support of your partner, close family or a friend.

It’s important to involve any person at this stage who might be affected by your donation not just now but in the future – such as your partner or parents, and how they might feel about you helping others to have a baby – so you can proceed fully supported and with confidence.

Supporting you every step of the way

Along with our counsellors, you’re also cared for throughout your donation journey by our dedicated Donation Team. The team ensures that your egg donation is a convenient and stress-free process, working with our clinic team and consultants to provide you with tailored support that recognises your individual needs.

Our high standards and excellence in donor care is why we were the first clinic in the UK to be awarded Centre of Excellence status by the National Gamete Donation Trust.

Become an egg donor with Manchester Donors

If you’d like to donate eggs with us, you must be aged 18-35, a non-smoker and in good health. All egg donors receive £750 per donation cycle, or if you need IVF yourself you can donate via egg-sharing and receive subsidised treatment instead.

Read our egg donation FAQs and Apply Online with no obligation. Our Donation Team are also on hand to answer any questions you have: just call 0161 300 2730.


Get Started

Start your journey to become an egg donor. Give the gift of life today!

Or call us now on:

0161 300 2734