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Why Are Egg Donors Needed?

8th August 2019 in Egg Donation

Coping with a fertility issue is hard at any age – but imagine being told that you’re unlikely to conceive when you are still in your teens or early 20s?

Sadly this can happen to women who are affected by premature menopause, when the ovaries spontaneously stop working much earlier than they should. Premature menopause is one of the most common reasons why egg donors are needed, especially for younger women.

By donating your eggs, you could help someone who has experienced the distress of early and sudden fertility loss to still have children.

Why be an egg donor?

Being an egg donor is one of the most amazing and selfless things you can do. That’s why all Manchester Donors egg donors receive only the best expert care and experience, in recognition of the gift you are giving.

You can look forward to:

  • Compensation of £750 per cycle, to cover your time and travel expenses
  • Full support from our friendly and experienced team at every stage of the egg donation process
  • A personalised egg donation pathway, tailored to you and your routine and commitments
  • Help, advice and guidance whenever you need it
  • Impartial counselling support to make sure egg donation is right for you
  • Consultant-led care for safe and successful egg donation
  • Follow-up support after egg donation
  • Follow-up information about your donation – you can find out if your eggs were used successfully, the year of the baby’s birth and gender

Reasons why women need egg donors

Infertility affects around one in seven UK couples, and at Manchester Donors we help women who need donor eggs for all sorts of reasons.  

Your donated eggs could be used to help someone to have a family because of:

  • Age: Lots of women need an egg donor because they wish to have children later in life. IVF with donor eggs is especially advised for women if their egg quality is declining. Treatment with donor eggs is available to women to up the age of 50. 
  • Previous medical treatment: Some types of cancer treatment can affect fertility, making it harder to conceive. Women who have had treatment in the past may need to use donated eggs, to give them the best chance of a baby. 
  • Genetic issues: Some women need to use donor eggs because there is a high risk of passing on a genetic issue to their baby. 
  • Failed IVF: Some women choose to go on to use donated eggs if they have repeated failed IVF cycles.

 Egg donor eligibility: Can you be an egg donor?

Because of the very special nature of egg donation, if you’d like to donate eggs you need to meet certain health requirements. This is so the person using your eggs has the best chance of pregnancy.

If you’d  like to apply to be an egg donor, our criteria includes:

  • Being aged 18 to 35
  • Having a BMI of 19-29
  • Having no family history of genetic or hereditary conditions
  • Being a non-smoker – or have quit at least three months prior to submitting your egg donor application

Our expert team will arrange all the necessary tests and screening that you need, to check that you’re able to donate your eggs.

How to be an egg donor: Apply online

It’s easy to be an egg donor with Manchester Donors. Complete our simple and quick initial application form online – we only need to know a few basic details for now – and we will contact you to make an initial appointment.

There are also lots of different ways to get in touch with our team if you have any questions or would like more information about egg donation.

Just call us on 0161 300 2734, or email us donate@manchesterfertility.com

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