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Egg Donors: Making a Difference

22nd March 2018 in Egg Donation

More older and infertile women are achieving their dreams of motherhood – and it’s all thanks to egg donors.

More babies are being born to women using donor eggs compared to women having IVF overall, according to latest HFEA data.

And although women over the age of 44 make up the biggest age group using donor eggs, it’s not just older women who need egg donors. 12% of all donor eggs treatment cycles in 2016 were actually for women under the age of 35.

These women won’t have age-related infertility but other reasons to use donor eggs.

Such as previous medical or cancer treatment that’s affected their fertility, or conditions such as Premature Menopause.

Egg donor criteria – success for patients, success for you

It’s great news that egg donors are making such a difference for so many women, in all circumstances. When you donate eggs, it’s reassuring to know that there’s a very good chance you’ll change someone’s life.

It’s why egg donor criteria is so strict. Age and BMI limits, health and fertility checks are in place not to make it difficult to donate eggs, but to ensure that donated eggs always give the best chance of pregnancy for those who need them.

And it’s also to make sure that you have a rewarding and safe egg donation journey. You’ll never be accepted as an egg donor if there’s a chance your own wellbeing could be affected.

It’s why our initial application process is so thorough. So we can make sure you’re suitable for egg donation and are 100% happy with your decision.

Can you be an egg donor too?

Manchester Donors welcomes women from all walks of life and backgrounds as egg donors. If you’d like to donate eggs with our award-winning programme, criteria includes:

  • Being aged 18-35
  • A non-smoker (or have quit at least three months prior to application)
  • No hereditary or genetic conditions in your family

As an egg donor you get to know if your donation was successful, the year of the baby’s birth and its gender.

Apply online to be an egg donor

Explore egg donation through our comprehensive FAQs which answer your most common questions. Or see how the egg donation process works.

If you’d like to apply, complete our simple online application form and we’ll be in touch with no obligation.

If you have any questions, we’re always happy to have a chat. Call our dedicated Donation Team on 0161 300 2734.