Why Do I Need Counselling To Become An Egg Donor?

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Becoming an egg donor will most likely be one of the most significant decisions you ever make; after all, your kindness is most likely giving life and creating a family for others. Therefore, it's imperative to have the correct support in place from the moment you start thinking about becoming a donor.

The team here at Manchester Donors is trained to help and support you through your egg donation journey and will help you with all the physical and emotional support you need. That's why all our egg donors must meet with a qualified counsellor as a crucial part of their egg donation journey with us.

Our counselling sessions ensure you fully understand what becoming an egg donor means and the impact it could have on your life. They are structured to help you make the best choice regarding donation. To make sure you are entirely comfortable with your decision and are ready to donate, we begin this process as early as possible after a donor has completed the necessary health checks.

Friendly Support from our Expert Counselling Team

Counselling is mandatory for all our egg donors. In line with HFEA guidelines, all licensed clinics must offer it. 

Our friendly team of experienced counsellors have years of experience in supporting women who decide to become egg donors. And although you may think you don't need it, counselling addresses all the implications of egg donation that you may not even have considered – including how your donation could affect those within your own family.

The team will take you through all the potential implications of egg donation during a private session. These conversations are friendly and informal. They take place in the strictest confidence, so you can feel comfortable and at ease.

What's Covered in a Counselling Session?

Arranging a counselling session might sound intimidating, but our team make the process as straightforward as possible by arranging your appointments for a time that works for you. Our trained counsellors are there to help soothe any anxieties you might have about egg donation and to provide support. We suggest you treat the sessions as an opportunity to learn more about the process and ask any questions you might have.

Sessions usually last around 45 minutes. Some of the things you're likely to cover are:

  • Your feelings about becoming an egg donor
  • What it means to your family and loved ones
  • What information you'll receive if a child is born using your eggs
  • What happens if a child born through your egg donation wishes to contact you in the future (a donor-conceived child has the right to find out about you when they turn 18, which could have implications for you and your family)?

Talking to Your Friends and Loved Ones

Donating your eggs is a big decision, and many women like to do it with the support of a close friend, partner or family member. If this is the case, it's usually best to get them involved in the process early on, so they understand the potential impact of your decision, not only now but also in the future. How will your parents or partner feel, for example, about you helping another person to have a baby?

Supporting You All the Way

As well as our dedicated counsellors, you'll be supported at every stage of the donation process by our specialist donor team. They'll work with our consultants and clinic team to ensure your egg donation process is as straightforward and hassle-free as possible and that you receive the best, tailored support for your specific needs.

The Next Step to Egg Donation with Manchester Donors

To donate your eggs with Manchester Donors, you must be between 18 and 35, a non-smoker and in good health. You can find more information on the process or requirements for egg donation here. Call us on 0161 300 2734 or request a call-back from our expert donor team. Or apply today and start your donation journey.


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

Or call us now on:

0161 300 2734